12 months
15500 GBP/year
7650 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Modern History MA degree from 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.


The Modern History MA 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.


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 
  • Concepts and Sources in Heritage Studies 
  • Heritage Organisations and the Presentation of the Past 
  • Information and Society 
  • Landownership and Society in Wales 
  • Media History
  • Politics and Culture of the Cold War in Southeast Asia 

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

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.
  • Copies of University transcripts (certified translated copies are required if original document is not in English or Welsh).
  • Copies of Degree certificates (certified translated copies are required if original document is not in English or Welsh).
  • Personal statement within 1-2 A4 pages.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7650 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Aberystwyth

700 - 1300 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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