MA Modern History, Paris

University of Kent, School of History

Program Description

MA Modern History, Paris

University of Kent, School of History

This MA programme was launched in September 2011, and provides the opportunity to study in two beautiful and historic European cities – Canterbury and Paris.

Building on the success of the popular Modern History MA programme, it focuses on the period c1500-2000, and draws on the considerable range of expertise within the School to offer a broad selection of taught modules, allowing postgraduates to tailor the programme to their interests.

Students spend their first term at the University of Kent's Canterbury campus with full access to its excellent academic and recreational facilities, before relocating to our Paris campus for the spring term, studying in the heart of historic Montparnasse.

There, students take a Paris-specific history module and can choose between an historical independent research essay or select a ‘wild' option from the range of humanities modules offered in Paris.

All teaching is provided in English by University of Kent academics, regarded as experts in their fields and research areas.

Students develop skills of critical analysis, work with primary and secondary sources from varying perspectives and strive to understand complex issues surrounding context and significance. They also engage with the wider historiography and discourse associated with their studies in order to understand the structure and nature of cultural, political and social forces in the modern period.


Minimum 2.1 or equivalent in history or a relevant subject (eg, politics, international relations, archaeology).

In certain circumstances, the School will consider candidates who have not followed a conventional education path. These cases are assessed individually by the Director of Graduate Studies.


Taught: Full time or Part time, from September

This school offers programs in:
  • English
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United Kingdom Canterbury, England
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France Paris, Ile-de-France
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