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Course summary

Explore 19th century crime and entertainment. Examine the 20th century birth of a global superpower. Join modern debate on the impact of the Middle Ages and uncover the long history of racism as part of our MA in Modern History & Culture. We’ll help you deepen your understanding of how today’s modern world came to be. You’ll study key debates in contemporary and modern history as you form your own views. Explore how major historical events changed everyday people. Trace the connections between events, developments and social attitudes. You’ll learn the methods and approaches of a professional historian. We’ll show you how to find documents in the archives and critically interrogate these texts so you develop the expertise and practical skills of a research-active historian. You’ll also take part in public-facing tasks and activities and learn in-demand transferable skills as part of this course. What you'll study You’ll develop the practical skills, theoretical knowledge and research methods of a professional historian on our MA Modern History & Culture. Explore a variety of historical and cultural themes from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Question the Victorians. How and why does Victorian society change its attitudes to crime? How did the Victorians relax and what prompted attitudes to modern leisure time? Challenge the identity of the Western world. Where did antisemitism come from? Who and what led to the rise of the United States? How have modern leaders and thinkers exploited the Middle Ages? You’ll examine the impact of the written word and ask how books and other texts have changed history. You can also choose to design your own archive research project. Bring all of your skills together in a detailed study of a strand of history for your final dissertation.


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Assessment method

You will be assessed through a combination of assignments which, depending on the modules you choose, may include essays, critical reviews, presentations, blog posts, online articles, other research-based projects and a dissertation. There are no formal written examinations as part of the current assessment methods on this programme.

How to apply

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Entry requirements

You should have a degree equivalent to UK first-class or second-class honours (2:2 or above) in a relevant subject. Alternative professional qualifications and experience will also be considered, together with full and well-argued responses in your online application. An interview forms part of the selection process. In exceptional circumstances, you may be requested to complete an entrance task, typically a critical review of a text.

Fees and funding

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Modern History & Culture at Edge Hill University - UCAS