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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Houghton Street

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The degree provides broad coverage of the origins, formation and reinvention of the modern world, and has three main elements: a research-oriented approach rooted in the humanities (which will give students the opportunity to engage with scholarship across disciplines within the School); a timeframe which embraces early modern, modern and contemporary history (which complements social scientific research on our world today); and a 10,000-word dissertation in which students elaborate their own understanding of the nature and genealogy of the modern world (via a topic decided in consultation with a supervisor). The MA in History will give students a firm grasp of the nature and genealogy of the modern world, and furnish secure foundations for more advanced research.

Students develop highly transferable skills valued by employers and go on to work in the foreign service, the EU, political think tanks, risk assessment, journalism or the NGO sector, or stay on to take a research degree. LSE history graduates find employment in almost any job sector due to the wide range of transferable skills developed during their studies. Very few people with a degree in history go on to work as historians, but students with a degree in international history have many skills that are in high demand today.

Tuition fees

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£ 23,520per year

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University information

London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London

  • University League Table

    3rd

  • Campus address

    London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London, Houghton Street, Westminster, WC2A 2AE, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    4th out of 90 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    165 85%

    12th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    92.0 92%

    1st

    7
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%

    72nd

    14

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