Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Modern History

This degree programme will equip you with a range of knowledge and skills for undertaking and completing an independent research project. It is based on the assessment of historical sources and the importance of historiography, but also acknowledges that approaches from other fields in the humanities and social sciences frequently enhance our knowledge of Modern History (from the late 18th Century to contemporary times). Through the programme you will develop a range of analytical skills and theoretical concepts which are relevant to modern history. At Master's level you are expected to engage with primary sources and historical debates, so that your own research can demonstrate a variety of appropriate methods and be related to the work of others in the relevant field. As this process will involve identifying and accessing appropriate sources, archives and other relevant information, you will be taught the necessary research skills. Formal teaching will include lectures as well as staff-led seminars.

Entry requirements

You will normally be expected to have a 2.1 or a first class Honours degree in Modern History or related subject in order to be considered for this programme. Overseas applicants should have acquired passes in appropriate examinations in their country of origin and provide evidence of English language ability. Where English is not a first language, an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with a minimum of 7.0 in Academic Writing must be achieved.

Course modules

Core modules: Professional development for researchers in arts, professional and social studies; research methods for arts, professional and social studies; modern history (research proposition and development); modern history research project.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through written coursework; reflective and annotated bibliographies; oral presentation; research project/dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 3,700 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MRes Part-time £ 20 per Credit (home fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University Liverpool L3 2AJ North West

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