University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Modern History

Historians have long been fascinated by modernity and the societies to which it gave rise. The MA Modern History explores these changes, allowing you to explore the political cleavages and cultural uncertainty unleashed by the great revolutions, the mobilisations and resistance of the two world wars, and the transnational forces of empire and globalisation.

Entry requirements

A first-class degree or equivalent in history or other humanities or social science discipline from a UK or overseas university is required for the MA Historical Research. All other courses require a 2.1 honours degree. You may be asked to supply examples of previous written work. English language requirements- Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: research presentation; modernity and power: individuals and the state in the modern world; dissertation. Optional modules: voices of the great war: violence and experiences in great Britain and Germany, 1914�1919; the fin-de-si�cle; a people�s conflict: the union and the us civil war; sex and power: the politics of women�s liberation in modern Britain; policing the family: welfare, eugenics and love in early 20th-century Britain; stories of activism, 1960 to the present.

Assessment methods

You�ll be taught through seminars and individual tutorials. Assessment is by bibliographical and source-based exercises, written papers, oral presentation, dissertation (15,000 words).

Sponsorship information

University and AHRC Studentships are available. You�ll need to submit your application by the University deadline in March preceding a September entry.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,750 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 14,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

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