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Throughout the modern era, politics, society and culture have all seen dramatic change, shifting the terrain of human civilisation. Study this period and you’ll discover how, when and why this all happened – exploring the rise of nationalism, globalisation, international conflict and war, mass migration and multiculturalism, to name a few.

It’s an area full of complexity and debate. Even historians can’t agree on the precise meanings of ‘modernity’ and ‘post-modernity’. This (Hons) Modern History programme from Manchester Metropolitan University offers the tools and understanding to join these debates, engaging in important and often contentious issues. Along the way, you’ll have the support of our expert staff, helping you build a better understanding of the world we live in.

With a wide range of units on offer, you can pursue the areas and topics that interest you most – whether you want to study the grand sweep of history, or focus on the experiences and events of a specific time or place.


Graduates may be employed in a wide range of industries in the public and private sector including: museums, galleries, heritage sites/historic houses, The National Trust, heritage organisations and charities, record offices, archives, building conservation, horticulture and nature conservation, national and local government, libraries and universities. Some graduates may also be interested in teaching after studying history at degree level, and go on to study for a PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education).

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Europe in Turmoil 1900-1939
  • From the Medieval to the Modern - Metropolis: The Making of the Modern City
  • The Rise of the Persecuting Society
  • Aspects of World History: Introduction to Ancient History
  • Aspects of World History: North America from Columbus to Civil War

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Minimum 112 UCAS Tariff points from three A Levels or equivalent (such as BTEC National Extended Diploma at Level 3 DMM or Advanced Diploma).
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Specific GCSE requirements

  • GCSE English Language at grade C or grade 4. Equivalent qualifications (eg Functional Skills) may be considered.

Non Tariffed Qualifications

  • Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum 112 UCAS Tariff Points.

International Baccalaureate points

  • 26

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 GBP per year and a duration of 35 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 35 months.
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Part-time fees

  • UK/EU/Channel Islands students: £2312.50 per 30 credits studied per year
  • International students: £3,625 per 30 credits studied

Living costs for Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
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