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About Modern History
Masters degrees in Modern History offer advanced study of the Modern Period or Modern Era, beginning with the Early Modern Period in the 16th century, through to the late modern period of the 18th century.
Related subjects include Social History and Social History. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as History or Anthropology.
The History of the Modern Period saw a great shift in societal developments, including increasing globalisation and urbanism, a rise in capitalism, and development in the fields of science, politics and technology.
Also often referred to as the Age of Discovery, this period offers students great insight into popular topics such as the European Renaissance, the French Revolution, the American Revolution, and the Industrial Revolution.
Issues covered within these topics may include theories relating to class, such as Marxism, as well as developments in gender equality, the abolition of slavery and political progress.
Careers within this field may include academic or popular research, such as teaching and publishing, as well as journalism and other media roles such as marketing or public relations.
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The MA in History allows you to traverse fascinatingly different periods of history, from the middle ages onwards. . You can study British, European, American or Asian History, supported by the diverse expertise of historians working at Swansea University. . Read more
The MPhil in Modern British History offers students an exciting and intellectually stimulating course, combining research skills and in-depth understanding of the development and latest innovations within modern British history. Read more
The MLitt in Modern History is a taught postgraduate programme run by the School of History. The course provides an introduction to history and historiography for students interested in all branches of historical study. Read more
The MA Modern History at Aberystwyth offers you the opportunity to study modern British, continental European, American and/or world history from the early 19th century to the present with a team of leading specialists in their fields. Read more
The MA History programme at Queen’s has been redesigned to offer all its existing strengths in an innovative package of modules that challenges students to develop their knowledge and skills. Read more
The MLitt in Early Modern History is a one-year taught postgraduate programme run by the School of History. Work with a significant number of scholars of early modern history, who can provide a high level of specialised supervision and advanced training in the history of the early modern European and Atlantic worlds. Read more
This programme will allow you to take a broad approach to studying modern history by providing the opportunity to explore a range of issues across Africa, India, the Americas, Britain and Europe from the early modern period to the 21st century. Read more
By studying in the School of History, Art History, Philosophy and American Studies, you will join a vibrant community where high-calibre teaching and research is combined with a stimulating and supportive environment.
The School of History at Kent has lively, research-led postgraduate communities across a range of historical areas and topics. Students play an active role, with the opportunity to work alongside academics recognised as experts in their respective fields. Ranked 8th nationally for research intensity in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF), 99% of the School’s research was judged to be of international quality.