To provide a distinctive programme suitable both for those intending to proceed to a PhD and for those who wish to study contemporary British history at an advanced level, preparing them for careers in journalism, the civil service, consultancy, teaching, publishing and elsewhere.
This programme provides training in and experience of historical analysis of issues of importance for the understanding of contemporary Britain. It focuses upon the study of British history over the past century, but assumes that British history must be understood in relation to other countries and regions, in particular the Empire/Commonwealth, Europe and North America.
Alongside the development of techniques, skills and knowledge relevant to the interests and research needs of individual students of contemporary history, the programme aims to equip students for both independent research and analysis in primary and secondary material, and writing at an advanced level, thus fostering students’ intellectual development and independent learning ability required for continuing professional and personal development.
It is principally taught by staff within the Institute of Contemporary British History, including Professors Pat Thane, Richard Roberts, Vernon Bogdanor, Robert Blackburn, Roger Mortimore and Dr Michael Kandiah, who between them offer expertise in political history, social and demographic history, economic history, financial history, international history and diplomatic history.
Professor Richard Roberts
King's College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
One year FT, two years PT, September to September.
Research in our department or elsewhere; civil service; teaching, journalism, and politics.
Year of entry 2013