MA IN MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY BRITISH HISTORY
The MA in Modern and Contemporary British History at QMUL will provide you with a specialised postgraduate degree taught by an unrivalled group of research-leading British historians in a School with a long-established reputation for pioneering British history.
MA in Modern and Contemporary British History
I convene the core course of the MA, which covers Britain since the Victorian era. I also teach an MA option on the US-UK Special Relationship where I expose my students to the classic and most recent historical treatments, and primary sources, on this controversial but enduring subject. My MA teaching always enthuses me. It is where I and my colleagues teach at out optimum and where our ethos of teaching our research is most effective.
Our MA students enjoy unparalleled access to the heart of government and major businesses. The Mile End Groups Research seminars and events bring past and present government ministers into Queen Mary alongside personnel from BAE Systems, Google, Hewlett Packard &c. Such connections have taken our postgraduates onto employment in the Labour Party Communication Unit, No. 10 Downing Street, Hewlett Packard, Chatham House and the Royal Institute of International Affairs.
• QMUL’s modern and contemporary British historians offer students unrivalled expertise in traditional and innovative research.
• The Mile End Group is the premier Whitehall-business forum for contemporary British history and offers students opportunities to prepare themselves for employment.
• Three MEG bursaries are offered annually.
• Postgraduate students are schooled in advanced historical research skills by scholars who are expert in London’s archives, museums and repositories.
• The School of History has a vibrant research environment and ties to the Institute of Historical Research and other London forums where students of all levels participate.
• Home department: the School of History, QMUL
• Programme Director: Dr James Ellison
• Teaching Team: Dr Jon Davis; Dr Martyn Frampton; Dr Rhodri Hayward; Professor Peter Hennessy; Dr Helen McCarthy; Dr Daniel Todman; Dr Kim Wagner; Professor Amanda Vickery
• Awarding Institution: QMUL
• Duration: one year FT and two years PT, September to September
• Location: QMUL Campus, Mile End
• Postgraduate prospects: careers in business, politics, the media, and teaching; further research in higher degrees
• Year of entry: 2012
• Normally an upper-second class honours degree or equivalent in history or other relevant humanities subject, together with two supportive academic references.
• A recognized equivalent from an accredited overseas institution or an equivalent professional qualification is also accepted.
• Applications from mature and ‘non-traditional’ students are welcomed.
Tuition fees for Home and EU students for 2012 entry to MA courses are set at £5,500. Part-time programmes run for two years and their fees are one half of the standard full-time programme fees. If the full-time programme fee increases in the second year, then you will be required to pay one half of the increased fee. For more information see the postgraduate tuition fees page.
International Students should see the International Students Tuition Fees page.
If you have any questions about studying History at Queen Mary, or about the application process, our friendly admin team are only to happy to help. You can contact the Masters Programme Manager on email@example.com or +44 0 20 7882 8355.
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