Swansea University

Swansea University

Modern History

This programme is suitable for students who are particularly interested in the study of the modern period and the emergence of the characteristics of modernity from the pre-modern world. The programme encompasses Welsh, British, European and global history, with specialisms in economic and industrial history, questions of identity and nationality, imperialism, medicine, politics, sexuality, and sport.

Entry requirements

The typical entry requirement is a 1st degree in History or a relevant discipline, normally a lower 2nd or above or equivalent. Students whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5.

Course modules

Modules include: historical methods and approaches; new departures in the writing of history; communicating history; Fascism and culture; from princely possessions to public museums: a history of collecting and display; directed reading in history; power, conflict and society in the modern world; Venice and the sea.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,850 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 13,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 1,950 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
MA Part-time £ 4,450 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Singleton Park, Swansea Swansea SA2 8PP Wales

Key information

College of Arts and Humanities Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01792 606752