Modern History




Part Time, Full Time

| Admissions status: Open
This MA is focused on European and British history since the mid 18th century, and students are encouraged to think beyond the rigid confines of country, period and discipline. We offer a huge range of options taught by world-leading experts, including modules taught in the Centre for Contemporary British History. Leads to further research or careers in education, journalism, finance, politics and cultural sectors.

Arts & Humanities graduate class
  • One of the best history departments in the world, ranked 3rd in The Sunday Times 2013 rankings for History.
  • King's graduates enjoy one of the best employment rates and starting salaries in the UK. King’s is the Sunday Times ‘Best University for Graduate Employment 2012-3’. We were ranked third for graduate-level jobs and fifth for highest starting salaries in the 2012 Sunday Times University Guide.
  • Innovative comparative approach to British and Continental European history since the 18th-century.
  • The central London location offers students unrivalled access to world-class museums, collections, archives and libraries as well as easy access to resources in Europe.
  • Vibrant research culture, including seminars and conferences at which students are encouraged to participate and give papers.

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Programme leader/s
Professor Richard Vinen
Awarding institution
King's College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
One year FT, two years PT, September to September.
Strand Campus.
Student destinations
Leads to further research or careers in teaching, archives, the media, finance, politics and heritage industries.
Year of entry 2014
Offered by
Maughan Library