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MA - Master of Arts
Modern History (17th To 20th Century)
About this course
This innovative MA in Modern History thinks about how the past is ‘applied’ in the modern world.
History at LJMU is consistently rated highly by our students and graduates. Indeed our History degree was named 9th best in the 2020 Guardian University league Table. Embarking on this course you will join a vibrant postgraduate community within the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, be taught by research active teaching staff and study modules including: Second World War film and cinema, modern internationalism and slavery in Liverpool.
While firmly rooted in research-led scholarship, the programme also explores how societies use history, providing an understanding of the ways in which historians can take their skills and apply them beyond the university environment.
The course reflects the team’s varied and wide-ranging interests, facilitating a varied range of study, often in new and innovative fields. Our modules cross national borders and historical approaches, encountering a rich array of primary source materials from newspapers and magazines, film, the ephemeral, through to statistics and propaganda.
History students at LJMU get involved in a wide range of activities over and above their studies to broaden their skills, knowledge and love of their subject. To help commemorate the 75th anniversary of the the end of the Second World War, representatives of the History department worked with National Trust Formby and Drama at LJMU to create a walking tour around the sand dunes and Formby Point. The dramatisation told the story of the hundreds of children who were evacuated to places like Formby during the Blitz.
How learning is monitored on your programme
To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic.
For this course (per year)
For this course (per year)
You will need: a minimum 2:1 honours degree in History, or a related subject. If a dissertation or extended essay forms part of the degree programme you must have achieved 65% or above in that component. Appropriate indicators may include: one reference and academic transcripts or their equivalent. All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications.
Founded in 1823, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is ranked in the top 600 higher education institutions in the world and attracts staff and students from over 100 countries. A host of taught courses and research opportunities are available across LJMU’s five faculties: Arts, Professional and Social Studies Business and Law Engineering and Technology Health Science The International Study Centre gives international...more