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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 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
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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
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An MA by Research in History enables you to undertake a substantial research project, led by your own historical passions and interests. Your History project will take one year full-time or two years part-time. Read more