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Course summary

MA History is an exciting opportunity to study global history through local lenses and explore the relationship between war and the media, the history of environmentalism, indigenous voices, and gender history. Through innovative, digital and real-world assessments, MA History prepares students for their professional futures by equipping them with transferable and essential analytical, research and management skills. Students are given insights in the ways in which the history of modern society, culture and the media shape the world today.

  • The MA in History builds on Coventry’s highly successful BA History (Hons) course by offering a research-led and student-inspired postgraduate course aimed at developing the research and professional skills of students, equipping them with essential skills to thrive in an increasingly global and mediatised world.
  • The course explores essential questions about the nature and ownership of history. It explores important debates about the role of the media and social change in modern history through an interdisciplinary series of modules.
  • You will have the option to apply for a ‘professional experience’ opportunity designed to further develop your skills and knowledge with the aim of maximising your employability prospects. See modules for more information.


The themes and topics at the heart of the MA include environmental and indigenous history, the history of the wartime media, and the history of gender and social change. It also draws on the interdisciplinary expertise of the School’s International Relations and Politics teams, allowing students to gain a better and more comprehensive insight into the historical development of the modern period. Modules War, Media and Society in the Twentieth Century - 30 credits Research Skills for the Postgraduate - 15 credits Decolonial Thinking, Indigenous Peoples, and Sustainability - 15 credits Changing Character of War and Terrorism - 15 credits Gender and Social Change in 20th Century Britain - 15 credits Cultural Heritage and Public History - 15 credits 21st Century Populism - 15 credits Leading Diverse Workforces - 10 credits Final Research Project - 50 credits

Assessment method

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include: Wartime Emulation Critical Reflections Critical ReviewAudio-Visual Biographic/Ethnographic Presentation Methodological Discussion Research DesignOral Presentation Heritage Activity Proposal and Reflection Video Presentation Strategy Report Blog Essays Final Project (15,000 word equivalent) The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold a good undergraduate degree, in a social science or humanities related subject, or equivalent international grade/qualification, from a recognised university.

Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

2023/24 fees TBC. Please see our website for latest information.

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Clearing contact details

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Additional information

Thursday 17 August 08:00-21:00, Friday 18 August 08:00-18:00, Saturday 19 August 10:00-16:00, Sunday 20 August 10:00-16:00, Monday 21 August onwards (weekdays only) 08:00-19:00

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