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The MA in Modern History 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.
WHY MODERN HISTORY AT SWANSEA?
Swansea University has a long established profile for excellence in the study of modern history. Many graduates of this MA course have also studied for their doctorate here.
The College of Arts and Humanities is based on our inspirational Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay.
Designed to promote individual and collaborative research activity of international standard, the Graduate Centre provides a supportive environment for postgraduate research and taught masters study.
It offers postgraduate training to enhance academic and professional development, and facilitates seminar programmes, workshops and international conferences.
YOUR MODERN HISTORY EXPERIENCE
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.
There is a postgraduate common room and an electronic resources room available in the James Callaghan Building.
MODERN HISTORY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
You will develop excellent oral and creative writing skills, and learn to present your ideas in a range of formats.
Graduates from this course enter a range of industries including education, government, marketing and advertising. They also undertake research degrees and pursue a career in academia.