Our modern historians at Swansea University have a great mix of expertise encompassing Welsh, British, European and global history. Their specialisms include economic and industrial history, questions of identity and nationality, imperialism, medicine, politics, sexuality, and sport.
You will study a set number of optional 20-credit modules, before undertaking a 60-credit dissertation project of your choosing in the second part of the course.
Varied modules include historical methods and approaches, communicating history, Swansea and the sea, Wales since 1945 and fascism and culture. You may also have the chance of a heritage work placement, worth 20 credits.
At Swansea you will find an impressive array of modern history research resources for postgraduate study. As well as the general holdings in the University library, the National Library of Wales at Aberystwyth is within travelling distance and we work closely with the National Galleries and Museums of Wales.
You will develop excellent oral and creative writing skills, and learn to present your ideas in a range of formats.
Graduates from this Modern History programme from Swansea University enter a range of industries including education, government, marketing and advertising. They also undertake research degrees and pursue a career in academia.
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- Historical Methods and Approaches
- New Departures in the Writing of History
- Research Folder
- Debates and Approaches in Heritage and Public History
- Swansea and the Sea, 1791-1898
- Wales since 1945
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- 12 months
- 36 months
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DisciplinesHistory Modern History View 578 other Masters in History in United Kingdom
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The typical entry requirement is a first degree in History or a relevant discipline, normally a lower second or above or equivalent. Overseas students are expected to possess an IELTS score of 6.5.
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International16150 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16150 GBP per year during 12 months.
National7600 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7600 GBP per year during 12 months.
- UK students: £ 2,550
- International students: £ 5,400
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.