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 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent in history or other humanities or social science discipline from a UK or overseas university. Applicants 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.

Examples of optional modules:

Voices of the Great War: gender, experience and violence in Great Britain and Germany, 1914-1918; The Fin-de-Siècle; Autobiography, Identity and the Self in Muslim South Asia; Stories of Activism, 1960 to the Present; Cold War Histories; Sex and Power: The politics of women's liberation in Modern Britain; Worlds of Labour: working class lives in colonial South Asia; City Life in Jacksonian America, 1828-1850.

Assessment methods

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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,250 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 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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