University of Sussex

University of Sussex

Contemporary History

This programme offers a distinctive programme of study that is methodologically innovative and thematically diverse; it provides a firm foundation for advanced research work in the field and for the particular challenges of writing the history of the recent past. Our approach emphasises everyday experiences within a social, cultural, economic and political context. We provide opportunities to study key aspects of the contemporary history of Asia, North America and Europe, as well as to participate in our world-leading work on contemporary Britain. Alongside modules that focus on the history of particular regions, the course offers intellectually demanding thematic modules on the history of rights, of the environment, genocide and warfare. The course equips you with the subject-specific skills necessary to conceptualise research projects in contemporary history. Through the coursework, you immerse yourself in the literature of the field and learn how to integrate the historical perspective with that of the other social sciences. There is a strong emphasis on the comparative study of different regions and countries.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MA Part-time October 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Sussex House Brighton BN1 9RH South East

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