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Modern History - MA (Full-Time/Part-Time, 2019 Entry)

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.

Related Degrees:

Core Modules:

Optional Modules:

You are required to take two of the following:

* 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

Contact Hours:

4 hours a week.

Class Sizes:

14 students.


  • 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
  • PWC

They have progressed into roles such as:

  • Fundraising Officer
  • Commercial and Procurement Support
  • Trainee Accountant

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Essential information

Course Code



Full-time: 1 year

(September 2019 - September 2020)

Part-time: 2 years

(September 2019 - September 2021)

Entry Requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject

English Language Requirements

Band C

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

Course Fees

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The department is pleased to announce that it will be awarding a bursary to an outstanding student applying for entry in 2019/20.

The award will cover Home/EU fees and up to £10,000 stipend. All applicants will be considered. If you pay overseas fees the bursary will cover up to the value of home/EU fees.

Applicants must submit an online University application to be considered. Please visit the History Department funding page for more information.

Additional Course Costs

There are no additional course costs.

Find out more about fees and funding on the University website.


How to Apply

Department website

Get a PG Prospectus


This information is applicable for 2019 entry.