Modern History, M.A. | University of Kent | Canterbury, United Kingdom
12 months
17400 GBP/year
9300 GBP/year
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The MA in Modern History from University of Kent focuses on the period c1500-2000, and draws on the considerable range of expertise within the School to offer a broad selection of modules, allowing you to tailor your programme to your interests.


Why study Modern History at Kent?

  • Learn from academics regarded as experts in their fields. Based on the most recent Research Excellence Framework, the School of History was ranked 8th in the UK for research intensity
  • Develop an advanced understanding of the modern period, from seventeenth century England to Soviet and Russian propaganda
  • Develop your capacity to think critically about past events, approach primary and secondary sources from a variety of perspectives and understand the complex issues surrounding context and significance
  • Engage with the wider historiography and discourse associated with your studies, understanding the structure and nature of cultural, political and social forces in the modern period
  • Opt for a dedicated American pathway, including the exciting module 'Conflict, Race and American Empires' in the Autumn term, followed by a specialised module in the Spring term, this year 'Geiger Counter at Ground Zero: Explorations of Nuclear America’. You’ll also have the option to work with our team on an American-based research dissertation


As the job market becomes increasingly competitive, postgraduate qualifications are becoming more attractive to employers seeking individuals who have finely tuned skills and abilities, which our programmes encourage you to hone. As a result of the valuable transferable skills developed during your Modern History programme from University of Kent, career prospects for history graduates are wide ranging. Our graduates go on to a variety of careers, from research within the government to teaching, politics to records management and journalism, to working within museums and galleries – to name but a few.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Reading the Past 
  • Imperial Knowledge and Indigenous Responses: Science, Technology and Medicine in Colonial South Asia
  • “Conflict, Race and American Empires”: Major Themes in American History 
  • To Tell You The Truth: Soviet Propaganda and Persuasion 
  • The Imperial War Graves Commission, 1917-1939
  • Geiger Counter at Ground Zero: Explorations of Nuclear America 
  • Religion and Society in Seventeenth-Century England

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There is no fixed application deadline for applications from home/EU students, though we strongly recommend you apply as soon as possible.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A second class honours degree (2.2 or above) or equivalent in history or a relevant subject (eg, politics, international relations, archaeology). In certain circumstances, the School will consider candidates who have not followed a conventional education path. These cases are assessed individually by the Director of Graduate Studies.
  • All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17400 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9300 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • EU - £13000


  • UK - £4650
  • EU - £6500
  • International - £8700

Living costs for Canterbury

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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