Queen Mary - University of London

Department of History

Modern and Contemporary British History



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The MA in Modern and Contemporary British History at QMUL will provide you with a specialised postgraduate degree taught by an unrivalled group of research-leading British historians in a School with a long-established reputation for pioneering British history. Key Attributes: • QMUL’s modern and contemporary British historians offer students unrivaled expertise in traditional and innovative research. • The Mile End Group is the premier Whitehall-business forum for contemporary British history and offers students opportunities to prepare themselves for employment. • Three MEG bursaries are offered annually. • Postgraduate students are schooled in advanced historical research skills by scholars who are expert in London’s archives, museums and repositories. • The School of History has a vibrant research environment and ties to the Institute of Historical Research and other London forums where students of all levels participate. Programme outline Students enrolled on this taught MA programme will: • Take four one-semester courses including the Modern and Contemporary British History Core module, the MA in History Core module, and two module options • Research and write one research dissertation • Examples of optional modules include: New Labour in Government; The US-UK Special Relationship; Britain and the Middle East 1900-1960; Medical History and the Body; Modern Girls? Gender, Culture and Society in Britain c.1918-1979; Stoicism and Sensibility: Placing the Emotions in Modern British History Entry requirements • Normally an upper-second class honours degree or equivalent in history or other relevant humanities subject, together with two supportive academic references. • A recognized equivalent from an accredited overseas institution or an equivalent professional qualification is also accepted. • Applications from mature and ‘non-traditional’ students are welcomed.


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