University of Edinburgh
Has the end of the Cold War created a new world order? Has the fall of the Berlin Wall inaugurated a new Europe? Has 9/11 changed our world and the character of our democracies forever? Are we facing a 'clash of cultures' in the Middle East? Is American power declining and being replaced by new players on the world stage? This MSc allows you to explore such questions critically and analytically while discovering how the recent past shaped the modern world. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the increasingly global experience of humankind in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. A specialised methodological and historiographical course will help you appreciate the distinctiveness of contemporary history; its use of radio, television, film, and internet-based sources such as Wikileaks; and its methodology. This rigorous skills training will be supplemented by a variety of topical, specialised options, covering virtually every distinctive approach to history (e.g. political, social and economic) and every region on the globe, underlining the increasing globalisation of our recent past. The MSc makes use of Edinburgh's unique archival and bibliographical resources - the National Archives of Scotland, the National Library of Scotland, the University's library and archives - and is enriched by the city's key role in current British politics. Additionally, with our close association to the Centre for the Study of Modern and Contemporary History, Edinburgh is a wonderful environment for contemporary scholarship.
MSc: Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University's language requirements.
See our website for detailed programme information.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2019||-||1 Years|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2019||-||2 Years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Central area campus||EH8 9JZ||Scotland|
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