Modern History

Canterbury Christ Church University

12 months
13000 GBP/year
7970 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Modern History degree offered at Canterbury Christ Church University has a vibrant and supportive postgraduate community, where you will be able to participate in and present at workshops, seminars, and conferences.


Modern History degree offered at Canterbury Christ Church University provides opportunities to explore how the present came to pass, and how it presents the past.

You will be able to choose from a range of modules taught by leading experts in their field, design your own short courses, receive training in research skills, run your own reading group, undertake work placements, and complete a dissertation. Optional modules include histories of horror and utopian thought in the West.

What can I do next?

The course offers opportunities to those who wish to pursue an eclectic generalist programme of modules and to those who seek specialisation in particular areas of Modern History. The underlying principle here is choice.

The MA is a significant qualification in its own right but could also fast track you, if you're successful, to MPhil and ultimately to PhD qualifications. The research and writing skills you'll gain, together with the specialist disciplinary knowledge developed during the course and work placements undertaken, will enhance your employability and help you find a career in education, the civil service, journalism, finance, the law, politics, and heritage.

Programme Structure

Learning and Teaching:

  • Teaching on the MA in Modern History will largely be through seminars, in which you will engage critically with a range of primary sources and scholarly debates. Seminars will help you establish a network of peers and build meaningful connections with teaching staff. 
  • Lectures will be used as appropriate, for delivering key contextual information.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:2 honours degree in History or a relevant discipline is required. Holders of other qualifications will be considered individually.
    • International students whose first language is not English require an IELTS overall score of 7 with a 7 in reading and writing. International students can also be accepted if they have completed an English-medium degree with a significant research element

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7970 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7970 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Part-time:  £3,985


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Modern History
Canterbury Christ Church University