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MA History of the British Isles

MA History of Britain resize

For information on fees, course structure and to apply full or part-time please visit the prospectus page.

Course director: Professor Jerry White

This MA in the History of the British Isles will deepen your appreciation of the distinctive political, social and cultural aspects of the British and Irish historical experience, from the eighteenth century to the present day, while fostering your awareness of values and experiences the British and the Irish share with their European and global neighbours.

This Master's degree considers the constituent countries of the British Isles - England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales - and asks how and why the geographical and political entities that are Great Britain, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland came into being. There is a strong metropolitan focus to the course, London and its place in the nations of the British Isles (as well as its place in a world of migrations, especially since 1945) providing a continuing link throughout the course.