Modern World History MA (MA)

Brunel University London the United Kingdom

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The award

How long you will study
1 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 4665

How you will study

Course starts
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International course fees
GBP 10335

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About Modern World History MA at Brunel University London

The MA in Modern World History is based in the Politics and History Department of the School of Social Sciences. It is the only MA in World History in the UK to be endorsed and promoted by the internationally recognised World History Association. In the 2008 RAE, the department ranked 39th in the UK, and 75 per cent of its research active staff were deemed to be internationally excellent. Located within the London area, the MA in Modern World History has established links with the world renowned archives and libraries based in London and nearby Oxford. Entry RequirementsA good first degree - usually at upper second level or above. Students whose first degree is not in history but in a related arts, humanities or social sciences discipline are also encouraged to apply. Prospective students may be interviewed prior to acceptance. International students must demonstrate an IELTS minimum score of 6.0 in writing.Course AimsThis course examines the transnational influences, connections and conflicts that intersect in world history. It seeks to foster a holistic approach to historical problems that had cross-cultural effects on people in many parts of the globe. This means that World History will be offered with the combined elements of political, economic, social, cultural, demographic and intellectual history; and these historical underpinnings of World History will be presented in an interdisciplinary manner. Among the historians at Brunel University are experts on the history of the United States, the Caribbean, Australia, China, Russia, and the United Kingdom whose scholarship will be an integral part of this offering at master's level.Course Content CompulsoryThe Emergence of the Transnational WorldExamines how the spread of people, books and ideas have conspired to challenge as well as to sustain the real and perceived boundaries of modern nation-states.Sources and Methods in Modern World History Focuses on the theoretical and practical underpinnings of the discipline of World History.Migration in Modern World HistoryExamines the transnational flows of people through emigration, immigration and internal migration from the European voyages of discovery to the present day.Options (students choose 3 from the indicative list below)Slavery and Abolition in the Atlantic WorldExplores the rise and fall of slavery in the Americas and the campaigns to abolish the slave trade in Britain and the Americas.East-West Encounters Across TimeCombines the study of key historiographical concepts that have shaped the historiography of “East Meets West”, framed by the personalities and figures who have articulated this through politics, literature and travel writing.Australia and the Modern WorldFocuses on Australia’s connections with the wider world from the European maritime voyages to the Pacific in the eighteenth century to modern times.China and the WorldExamines the development and significance of China’s role in modern history.The Arab-Israeli ConflictInvestigates the causes of the Arab-Israeli wars and the history of the peace process in this region.Empire, Imperialism and HegemonyExplores the expansion and contraction of empires and hegemons in the modern world.War in History Invites students to consider how war has affected the modern world and how warfare has been shaped by broader societal, political and economic changes from the eighteenth century to the present.The United States in World Affairs, 1945-2001Analyses the historiography of US diplomatic, political, economic and military interactions with the world.Women and War Examines the relationship between women and war in modern history and the ways in which this has shaped the real as well as perceived roles of women in global society.The Second World War Adopts an international framework to the study of World War II, examining the interaction of states and peoples in this global conflict.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course starts find outDomestic course feesGBP 4665International course feesGBP 10335
  • The awardMAHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study3 years
    Course starts find outDomestic course feesGBP 2330International course feesGBP 5165

Entry requirements for this course

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