Modern History, M.A. | Swansea University | Swansea, United Kingdom
12 months
17500 GBP/year
8250 GBP/year
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The Modern History programme from Swansea University is ideal if you have a dedicated interest in the modern period and the emergence of modernity characteristics from the pre-modern world.


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. 

Career opportunities

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The typical entry requirement is a degree in History or a relevant discipline, normally an upper second or above or equivalent.  Overseas and European applicants must achieve IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent English test.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17500 GBP/year
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  • National

    8250 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 8250 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Swansea

727 - 1379 GBP /month
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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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