University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Contemporary History

The programme provides preparation for graduate research on recent history in a global context; in methodological and historiographical skills and core courses. Students learn to appreciate the distinctiveness of contemporary history, sources (e.g. radio, television, film, internet-based sources, such as Wikileaks) and methodology.

Entry requirements

At least a UK 2.1 Honours degree, GPA 3.4 or 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; introduction to contemporary history; optional courses; Anglo-Spanish relations, 1936-1950; a political economy of Britain since 1945; cinema and society in Britain; conservatism in the United States, c1930-c1990; contemporary Scotland; ethnicity, class and power in 20th Century Africa; gender, crime and deviancy: Britain c1860-1960; history as romance, profession, critique: theory and scholarship in the west, 1835-1985; home rule in Ireland and Britain, 1800-2000 ; making war, making peace: European international history, 1914-1945; the British at war, 1939-1945 ; themes in African social history ; themes in modern British and Irish historiography; unionism in Ireland and Britain, c1800-2000; the civil rights movement; armed struggle: the Northern Ireland troubles and their origins; the politics of historiography in post-colonial south Asia; the united states and the cold war; the united states and the Vietnam war: origins and repercussions; thinking the 20th century; Hannah Arendt and the breakdown of European civilization; topics in post-1945 European history.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 16,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,250 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

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

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