University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Politics and Contemporary History

This interdisciplinary course is explicitly historical in scope, having particular focus on those things within living memory. It reflects the vast upsurge of interest in contemporary history following the end of the Cold War and the attendant opening of much of the hidden history of the 20th century. The course addresses contending approaches to recent events which have shaped students' lives and the lives of those immediately around them.

Entry requirements

2.1 (or international equivalent); English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Course modules

Optional modules: comparative democratic development; contemporary warfare; designing political enquiry; Europe and the developing world; European union politics; gender and development; global Asia; grand strategy; international political economy; special project a; special project b; terrorism and insurgencies; theories and concepts in international relations; the politics of South Asia; the road to Guantanamo: the treatment and experience of prisoners, civilian internees and detainees since 1860; the theory and practice of diplomacy; war, peace and terror; western counter-terrorism cooperation; when does Russia expand and why?

Assessment methods

Assessment for each taught module takes place at the end of each semester and is through a combination of coursework and/or examination, with some modules also requiring an assessed presentation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,825 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 16,610 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,825 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,825 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,825 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University Park Campus Nottingham NG7 2RJ East Midlands

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