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University of Nottingham

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course overview

This course explores the recent past and how political, social and historical events have shaped the world we're living in today. You'll engage with topics including labour and urban history, women’s history, religion and conflict in the Middle East, film history, and contemporary British history.

You'll be taught by expert staff from a range of disciplines including social sciences, history, theology and American studies.

You'll have the opportunity to undertake a placement as part of your studies to apply your knowledge to real world settings, helping you to stand out to employers.

You'll graduate ready for a range of careers including working in the public and private sector, the media, politics, government or research.

Graduate destinations

This course will introduce you to the advanced study of contemporary history and equip you with the skills needed for a wide range of career paths, from media and leisure, to national government and international organisations.

Many students take an active role in politics throughout their time in the school, and after. Politics is an ideal academic discipline if you are interested in a career in politics or government.

Other students go into a range of careers, including management, marketing, teaching and broadcasting. Recent graduate destinations include Channel 4, the European Union, GCHQ, Reuters and the Thailand National Police Department.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,000per 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 Nottingham

  • University League Table

    24th

  • Campus address

    University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, England

The university offers a range of scholarships specifically for international applicants studying at any level.
A large number of courses at the university include a placement or work experience element, ensuring that students receive first-hand professional experience.
In September every year, the university runs a free welcome programme for new international students from outside the EU joining the University of Nottingham.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    22nd out of 90 6

    14th out of 86 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    141 72%

    24th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    16th

    12
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%

    72nd

    24
  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    145 70%

    23rd

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85.0 85%

    5th

    6
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.85 77%

    63rd

    1

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