University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Modern British and Irish History

The programme seeks to provide a wide-ranging and inclusive understanding of modern British history; provides methodological, theoretical, historical and historiographical training; students are given a wide-ranging training in the skills of the discipline together with the opportunity to choose and pursue more specialised areas of study; students gain a specialised knowledge and understanding of modern British and Irish history; a detailed knowledge and understanding of the central historiographical issues of these areas; an understanding of the interaction between historical sources and analysis.

Entry requirements

A 1st class or 2.1 Honours degree at undergraduate level or the international equivalent in a relevant discipline is normally required; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 7.0 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 100 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE(A) 67 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade B or CAE grade A.

Course modules

Compulsory courses: historical methodology; historical research skills and sources; themes in modern British and Irish history. Option courses include: cinema and society in Britain; culture and society in early modern Britain: Edinburgh archives and sources; migration and exile: the history of the global Irish since 1700; the British at war: 1939�1945; Scotland and Ireland: 1800�1922; gender, crime and deviancy: Britain 1860�1960; war and identities in 20th century Britain.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 8,100 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 16,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 4,050 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 8,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

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Graduate School Administrative Assistant
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