M.A. Modern History

University of Kent

Application deadline: As soon as possible
Tuition fee: Not specified
Start date: September  2015
Credits (ECTS): 90 ECTS
Credits: 180
Duration full-time: 12 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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The School of History at the University of Kent offers a great environment in which to research and study. Situated in a beautiful cathedral city with its own dynamic history, the University is within easy reach of the main London archives and is convenient for travelling to mainland Europe.

The MA in Modern History offers a wonderful opportunity to explore specific areas of British, European and American history across the period from c. 1500 to 2000, and to do so in two contrasting and stimulating academic environments Canterbury and Paris.

During the first term in Canterbury students take a core course, which is a vital grounding in historical research and methods, and one other module from the wide range available.

In the second term in Paris, students take Entente Cordiale Myth or Reality?, which explores Anglo-French perceptions of each other in the 19th and 20th centuries, and a second option, chosen from other available modules.

During the Summer term and vacation, students research and write their dissertation, a substantial scholarly investigation which draws on one of the history options they will have studied.


Programme structure Following a similar path to our Modern History MA, the Paris option allows you to spend your first term at our Canterbury campus with full access to its excellent academic and recreational facilities, before relocating to our Paris centre for the spring term, studying in the heart of historic Montparnasse.

In Paris, you take the Paris-specific history module, England and France: Two kingdoms, two images, c1500-1700, and can choose between an historical independent research essay or select a wild option from the range of humanities modules offered in Paris.

In the final term, you complete your MA by writing an 18-20,000-word dissertation on a research topic defined in collaboration with an academic supervisor.

All teaching is provided in English, by University of Kent academics.

The modules available in Paris, during the second term are:
* One Paris module from your own subject area (compulsory)
* The second module can be taken from the selection of Paris modules available
* Assessment for each module is by a 5,000-word essay
* Further assessment is by dissertation of 12,000 words, in either English or French


General entry requirements
If you wish to apply for a University of Kent at Paris Masters degree, you must normally have a first or good second class honours degree (or equilvalent) in a relevant or appropriate subject.

If you are an international student, you can go to the country selector for more information about entry requirements from your country or contact our International Development Office.


For funding refer to our website for details.

Paris scholarship
A for Paris scholarships for September 2013 start has now passed, we hope to have more scholarships available for September 2014 start. Please check this website again in early 2014.

Academic school scholarships
As each Kent at Paris programme belongs to an academic school, it is worth checking the School websites too for scholarship opportunities, see:

* School of European Culture and Languages
* School of Arts
* School of History
* School of English
* School of Architecture

Jackie Chan Scholarship
Students from Hong Kong studying Film Studies may also be eligible to apply for the Jackie Chan Scholarship.

International students
If you are an international student, there may be scholarships available for students from your country so check our page for international postgraduate students. Also, see our page on US and Canadian Loans and Fulbright scholarships.

Other funding opportunities
Kent also provides a variety of other financial support opportunities for postgraduate students. These range from a generous number of research studentships, through to location specific funding, sport and music scholarships, and funding specifically for overseas feepaying students.

See the scholarships website or our postgraduate funding website for more information.

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