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Course summary

This course will allow you to take a broad approach to studying modern history by providing the opportunity to explore a range of issues across Africa, India, the Americas, Britain and Europe from the early modern period to the 21st century You will enhance your research skills, and you’ll be able to choose from a wide range of optional modules spanning a wide range of nations, continents, periods and themes to explore topics that interest you. You could study black internationalism alongside early modern Europe, the Spanish state, Stalinism, political violence in India or apartheid. You’ll be taught by leading researchers as part of a large and diverse School of History as well as the Leeds Arts and Humanities Research Institute. Our research interests range from social history and identity to political history, nationalism and internationalism, meaning this flexible course offers plenty of opportunities to gain important skills while focusing on issues that suit your interests. Specialist Resources You’ll study in a supportive environment with a wide range of resources. The world-class Brotherton Library has one of the best history collections in the UK, ranging from monographs and journals to conference papers, theses and over 100 digital databases of primary sources and other materials for fundamental research. The Brotherton also has its own special collections including the Leeds Russian Archive and the Feminist Archive North. The Alf Mattinson Collection is full of printed works and papers related to the history of the Labour Party, whilst the Romany collection and Liddle Collection offer insights into Romany culture and the First World War respectively.

Assessment method

We use different types of assessment to help you develop a wide range of skills, including presentations, research proposals, case studies and essays, depending on the subjects you choose.


Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (Hons) in history, or a degree scheme that includes a significant proportion of history, or a related subject such as politics. IELTS score of 6.5, with at least a 6.0 in all components; applicants may also be invited for an interview as part of the application process.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Fees are listed on our website: https://courses.leeds.ac.uk/
Modern History at University of Leeds - UCAS