This programme is offered either full and part time basis
Modern British History at UEA is taught by a group of historians who represent one of the largest concentrations of expertise in this period in a British university, with specialisms including foreign and imperial policy, economic and social history, gender history and a range of other interests. The concentration of expertise provides an ideal research environment for anyone with an interest in Britain’s role in the modern world and the political debates about it, from the mid-nineteenth century to the post-war retreat from Empire.
This course enables students to explore the latest developments in areas with vibrant debate and rich historiographies that have been growing steadily in recent years, not least through the work of scholars at UEA. The MA course provides the opportunity to examine a diverse range of topics, from the era of industrialisation and ‘gunboat diplomacy’ to the impact of the Great War on British politics and society, through the Second World War and, ultimately, to imperial decline.
Degree Subject: History or a related subject
Degree Classification: UK BA (Hons) 2.1 or equivalent
Special Entry Requirements: Applicants must submit a sample of written work (in English). This should be a typed essay on a historical subject, 2-3,000 words long, preferably a photocopy of an assessment marked by a tutor, complete with critical comments and a percentage or grade. The essay should address a specific question, and must demonstrate an ability to construct a historical argument, familiarity with the conventions of academic writing, and competence in English. This should be uploaded to your online application.
Compulsory Study (150 credits)
Students must study the following modules for 150 credits:
MA IN MODERN BRITISH HISTORY DISSERTATION
THE MAKING OF MODERN BRITAIN, 1851-1951
Option A Study (30 credits)
Students will select 30 credits from the following modules:
ENERGY, ECONOMY AND ENVIRONMENT IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
FROM THE ZENITH OF IMPERIAL PRESTIGE TO THE NADIR OF BRITISH POWER: THE BRITISH EMPIRE NATIONALISM AND VIOLENCE IN 20TH-CENTURY EUROPE
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