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Politics & Contemporary History MA

Course Description

The MA in Politics and Contemporary History provides students with an advanced critical study of the government and politics of contemporary Britain. It develops the knowledge, techniques, and skills relevant to the interests and research needs of individual students, and equips them 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.

- ICBH staff include renowned experts in the field of contemporary history and politics, such as Professor Robert Blackburn, Professor Kenneth O. Morgan, Dr Michael Kandiah and Dr Andrew Blick.

- Students attend the regular research seminar in Contemporary British History and have full access to ICBH's other exciting activitites, such as our oral history programme, conferences and research projects.

Visit the website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-courses/politics-and-contemporary-history-ma.aspx

Course detail

- Description -

You take modules on the evolution of British government since 1945 and British political history since 1945, as well as choosing from subjects including anglo-american relations, election campaigns, parties, voters & political culture, and any other modules offered at King's (subject to the programme director's approval).

You are given the opportunity to experience the ICBH's work with policymakers and politicians through the History & Policy module, as well as regular research seminars, conferences and other events which you can attend.

- Course purpose -

The course prepares you for advanced research and/or work in political, policy and related fields.

- Course format and assessment -

Modules are taught by subject specialists in small seminars, with students giving regular presentations, assessed principally by essays. Most 20-credit modules are assessed by a 5,000-word essay. The dissertation module is assessed by a 15,000-word dissertation.

Career prospects

Academia, politics, journalism and the civil service.

How to apply: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/taught-courses.aspx

About Postgraduate Study at King’s College London:

To study for a postgraduate degree at King’s College London is to study at the city’s most central university and at one of the top 20 universities worldwide (2015/16 QS World Rankings). Graduates will benefit from close connections with the UK’s professional, political, legal, commercial, scientific and cultural life, while the excellent reputation of our MA and MRes programmes ensures our postgraduate alumni are highly sought after by some of the world’s most prestigious employers. We provide graduates with skills that are highly valued in business, government, academia and the professions.

Scholarships & Funding:

All current PGT offer-holders and new PGT applicants are welcome to apply for the scholarships. For more information and to learn how to apply visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/funding/sources

Free language tuition with the Modern Language Centre:

If you are studying for any postgraduate taught degree at King’s you can take a module from a choice of over 25 languages without any additional cost. Visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/mlc

Visit the Politics & Contemporary History MA page on the King’s College London website for more details!

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Entry Requirements

A recognised first degree of at least upper second class honours (or equivalent overseas qualification) in history, politics or a relevant discipline, eg public policy, law or social science. Evidence of achievement of an academic level comparable to at least upper second class honours standard through past studies, and where previous study, work or experience (for example, in government or NGO service) has made the applicant a suitable candidate, will also be considered. Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements: View Website

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