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Our MA in Politics & Contemporary History provides you with an advanced critical study of the government and politics of contemporary Britainusing history and historical methodologies. It develops the knowledge, techniques and skills relevant to your interests and research needs and equips you for independent research and analysis and for writing at an advanced level.

Key benefits

  • Study contemporary history and politics in the heart of London, with unrivalled access to archives and libraries.
  • Course tutors include renowned experts in the field of contemporary history and politics.
  • You attend regular research seminars in contemporary British history and have full access to other exciting activities, including witness seminars, conferences and research projects.


You are required to take modules on the Evolution of British Government and British Political History since 1945, as well as choosing from a range of optional modules.

You are given the opportunity to experience the Department of Political Economy’s work with policymakers and politicians through History & Policy, as well as regular research seminars, conferences and other events which you can attend.

Career prospects

After studying this course you can go on to a career in journalism, the civil service, management consultancy, teaching and research.

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