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Politics and Contemporary History, MA, University of Nottingham

the United Kingdom

University of Nottingham

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About Politics and Contemporary History, MA - at University of Nottingham

Reflecting increased interest in contemporary history following the end of the Cold War, this course is explicitly historical in scope, with particular focus on events within living memory.

It addresses contending approaches to recent events which have shaped your own life and the lives of those around you.

Nottingham has one of the largest number of academics focused on contemporary history in the UK. Staff in the School of Politics and International Relations are actively engaged in this research and are joined by experts in the School of American and Canadian Studies, Department of History, and the Department of Theology and Religious Studies.

Areas of special interest include:

  • 20th-century American history
  • 20th-century Chinese history
  • Anglo-American relations
  • Cold War history
  • communism and fascism
  • contemporary British political history
  • film history
  • intelligence and national security
  • labour and urban history, especially in Britain and Europe
  • modern German history including the Holocaust
  • modern Russia, especially imperial, diplomacy and war
  • modern war in Europe, Asia and the Pacific
  • religion and conflict in the Middle East
  • South East Asia, especially social movements
  • United States foreign and security policy
  • women's history

Entry requirements

2.1 (or international equivalent)

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