This MA introduces you to the advanced study of the history of the modern world, investigating historical change within a broader conceptual and theoretical framework. One core taught module in Term 1 provides a solid foundation in the approaches to the study of society and culture in historical context – from the early modern period to the contemporary world; a second analyses key components of ‘the modern’ as it has unfolded across the world.
The programme will particularly appeal if you wish to acquire the conceptual and practical skills needed to conduct further research in history. You’ll be able to take advantage of the Department’s six research centres, including participating in the lively schedule of academic research seminars, lectures and conferences.
You are required to take two of the following:
- Matters of Life and Death: Topics in the Medical Humanities
- Themes and Approaches to the Historical Study of Religious Cultures
- Themes and Approaches to the Historical Study of Consumption
- Themes and Approaches to the Historical Study of Empire
- Themes and Approaches to the Historical Study of Gender and Sexuality
- Themes in the History of Science, Technology, Environment and Society, 1500-today
* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.
- Core modules and optional modules will be delivered by weekly two-hour seminars
- MA methodological core module by a variety of lectures, seminars and workshops
4 hours a week.
- Submission of a 6,000 word essay
- A 15,000 word dissertation is required
Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations including:
- Network Rail
They have progressed into roles such as:
- Fundraising Officer
- Commercial and Procurement Support
- Trainee Accountant
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Full-time: 1 year
(September 2019 - September 2020)
Part-time: 2 years
(September 2019 - September 2021)
2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject
English Language Requirements
IELTS overall score of 7.5, minimum component scores of two at 6.5/7.0 and the rest at 7.5 or above.
Department of Study
Location of Study
University of Warwick
See Student Finance
A number of departmental scholarships are
available, which cover Home-EU fees and provide a maintenance stipend are available every year. Previous scholarships have been awarded for £5k-£10k.
Additional Course Costs
There are no additional course costs.
Find out more about fees and funding on the University website.