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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Vanbrugh College

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Our MA in Modern History combines an advanced level introduction to the methodologies and techniques of modern history with a wide range of thematic modules exploring the 18th to 21st centuries.

You'll gain a sound understanding of various topics of your choice from the modern period, from the history of moving images to the politics of past injustices. You'll analyse important historiographical developments and their impact on modern historical study. Finally, you'll develop practical skills which are not only essential to your studies but will also prepare you for a diverse range of careers.

You'll quickly feel part of our lively departmental community and we encourage you to attend seminars, masterclasses, and research training sessions throughout the year. You'll have full access to the Centre for Modern Studies which provides an active programme of academic seminars, small conferences and reading groups involving both academic staff and graduate students.

Teaching and assessment

You’ll work with world‐leading academics who’ll challenge you to think independently and excel in all that you do. Our approach to teaching will provide you with the knowledge, opportunities, and support you need to grow and succeed in a global workplace.

Careers and skills

While completing your MA, you will gain essential skills in research, presentation and analysis. These skills are invaluable for progressing to a PhD and for a diverse range of careers.

Career opportunities

  • Historian
  • Outreach Historian
  • History teacher in higher education
  • Heritage Trust fundraiser
  • Research manager
  • Museum education officer

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,950per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of York

  • University League Table

    18th

  • Campus address

    University of York, Heslington, York, York, YO10 5DD, England

Inspiring teaching from eminent researchers who bring real-world expertise into their subjects, equipping students for the global workplace.
Dedicated international support, including funding opportunities, immigration advice, welcome communities, Maths and Writing Skills Centres, and much more.
Home to over 20,000 students from more than 150 countries, creating a diverse, inclusive community that offers a lifelong global network.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    11th out of 90 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    151 78%

    18th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76.0 76%

    9th

    3
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%

    78th

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