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Modern History, M.A.

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  • 12 months
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University rank #401 (WUR) Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
Modern History degree offered at Aberystwyth University offers you the opportunity to study modern British, continental European, American and/or world history from the early 19th century to the present with a team of leading specialists in their fields.

Overview

Modern History degree offered at Aberystwyth University embraces a range of perspectives including political, diplomatic, social, cultural and media history, and also provides you with intensive training in research skills and methods for modern history, including the opportunity to develop or enhance your knowledge of a European language.

Careers 

Graduates from the Department of History and Welsh History at Aberystwyth University have expansive and varied careers. 

Examples of pathways our previous graduates have taken include: 

• Archivists 

• Publishers 

• Local and national politics

• Tourism

• Heritage administration

• Public administration 

• Real Estate Development 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dissertation 
  • Political Culture in Modern Britain, Europe and the Usa 
  • Research Methods and Professional Skills in History 
  • Class and Community in Wales 1850 - 1939 
  • Concepts and Sources in Heritage Studies 
  • Heritage Organisations and the Presentation of the Past 
  • Information and Society 
  • Landownership and Society in Wales 
  • Media History: An Introduction 
  • Politics and Culture of the Cold War in Southeast Asia 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Good Undergraduate degree 2.2 (UK) (or above) equating to a mark of 56.5 or above. European and International applicants can find their grade equivalence on our comparability page. Those who are not graduates must satisfy the University that they are of the required academic standard to pursue postgraduate study

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14700 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6480 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6475 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Aberystwyth

  • 700 - 1300 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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