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MA

Modern History

Department of History, Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Explore the political divisions and cultural uncertainty created by the great revolutions, the mobilisations and resistance of the two world wars and the transnational forces of empire and globalisation.
Group of three postgraduate history students

Course description

Historians have long been fascinated by modernity and the societies to which it gave rise. The MA Modern History explores these changes, allowing you to investigate the political cleavages and cultural uncertainty unleashed by the great revolutions, the mobilisations and resistance of the two world wars, and the transnational forces of empire and globalisation.

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Modules

Explore core and optional modules

Teaching

You’ll be taught through seminars and individual tutorials.

Assessment

Core assessment is through written papers, oral presentation, and a dissertation.

Duration

  • 1 year full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree or equivalent in history or another humanities or social science discipline.

You may be asked to supply examples of previous written work.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Dr Eirini Karamouzi, Department of History

What is Cold War? Whose Cold War was it? How many of the post-war developments and conflicts did it encompass? Should we approach it as a global conflict, a bipolar rivalry or a struggle for Europe and the Third World? Are we currently experiencing a new Cold War? My MA module on Cold War Histories explores these key definitional dilemmas and redefines our understanding of the Cold War today.

Dr Eirini Karamouzi
Teaches modules on the MA Modern History

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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Contact

history.admissions@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 2552

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.