Centre for the Study of Modern and Contemporary History


The Centre is closely associated with the MSc in Contemporary History and we work together with staff on this programme to integrate our research with student interests. However, all postgraduate students in history and related disciplines are very welcome to participate in the Centre's activities.

The MSc in Contemporary History gives a comprehensive understanding of the increasingly global experience of humankind in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Its interdisciplinary approach draws on a wide range of sources in order to ask exciting questions about the world we live in. You can find out more about the MSc in Contemporary History here.

A group of students walking in George Square

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology also hosts a number of other taught Masters programme that overlap with the interests of Centre, including the MSc in History, the MSc in American History, the MSc in Scottish History, the MSc in Intellectual History, and the MSc in History (Online Distance Learning). Full details of all these programmes are available on the school's taught postgraduate homepage.

Remember that, if you are a Masters or PhD student with an interest in modern and contemporary history, you can gain 'affiliated student' status at the Centre!

If you are interested in setting up a pedagogical or training initiative with the Centre, please get in touch with the director.