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Course summary

Overview Study Modern History at UEA and witness the unfolding of events since 1750. You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the main developments of modern history, going right up to the era of Putin, Trump, and Brexit. Your knowledge of history will give you a deeper critical insight into the problems of the present. You’ll graduate with a particular knowledge and understanding of the challenges of the modern world, especially in political and international contexts – as well as research, analytical, and communication skills which will prove invaluable in the workplace or if you choose to move on to postgraduate study. About This Course Imagine reading Queen Victoria’s diaries, analysing Nazi reports on the Olympic Games, or considering the social and political power of African American jazz. This is just a glimpse of the sort of primary reading you might do as part of a Modern History degree at UEA. You’ll be taught by experienced, internationally renowned academics. Our modules are inspired by their research interests and expertise, so your learning will be at the forefront of the historical debate. We have particular strengths in British, European, Russian and Balkan history, as well as in the history of the Atlantic world, the Middle East, and Asia. Whether you’re interested in all areas of modern historical study or you’re looking forward to developing new specialisms, in your second and third years you will be able to tailor your degree by choosing from a huge range of optional modules. For example, you’ll have the chance to delve deeper into topics such as the Cold War, Japan in modern times, and modern Germany. And you’ll be able to choose a special subject from a range of options as varied as Thatcher’s Britain, Japan’s First Modern Century, and Appeasement and War, all of which are led by academics currently researching in those areas. You can then broaden your horizons even further with modules from other disciplines including languages and politics. Whichever path you choose, you’ll develop a knowledge of the deep connections between history, memory, and the past and present. You will learn to explore and understand the forces that shape the modern world, be they political, economic, social or cultural. You’ll come to understand how knowledge is constructed and manipulated – how history is written – and you will engage with its interpretation and debate. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website:

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade 4 or C and GCSE Mathematics grade 4 or C. We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please contact us at

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6IELTS: 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in each component)

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing). We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please check our website for details.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £19250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. Fees for continuing students (i.e. those on courses of greater than one year in length) will normally increase annually. This increase will not exceed 4% or the % increase of the UK Government regulated fee whichever is higher. The fee increase is based on the fee for the year that you register. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.
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