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MA Modern History & Culture

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Full time | Edge Hill University | 1 year | SEP

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1 year

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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Modern History (17th To 20th Century) Cultural Studies Social History

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Course Summary

Explore 19th century crime and entertainment. Examine the 20th century birth of a global superpower. Join modern debate on the impact of the Middle Ages and uncover the long history of racism as part of our MA in Modern History & Culture.

We’ll help you deepen your understanding of how today’s modern world came to be. You’ll study key debates in contemporary and modern history as you form your own views. Explore how major historical events changed everyday people. Trace the connections between events, developments and social attitudes.

You’ll learn the methods and approaches of a professional historian. We’ll show you how to find documents in the archives and critically interrogate these texts so you develop the expertise and practical skills of a research-active historian.

You’ll also take part in public-facing tasks and activities and learn in-demand transferable skills as part of this course.


HUM4054 Research Methods for Historians (30 Credits) - Core
HUM4400 Dissertation (60 Credits) - Core

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Entry requirements

You should have a degree equivalent to UK first-class or second-class honours (2:2 or above) in a relevant subject. An interview forms part of the selection process.

University information

Edge Hill University has been established since 1885 and continues to live up to its ethos of ‘creating opportunity from knowledge’. Students who opt to attend Edge Hill will benefit from an exceptional education thanks to its cutting-edge research, scholarship opportunities, contemporary facilities and most importantly its passionate, dedicated teaching staff. Students are empowered to craft their own future, learning in ways that work for...more

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