The MA in Modern History can be studied following one of five strands:
Applicants are requested to specify which of these strands they intend to follow in the 'Additional Information' section of the Postgraduate Application form for MA Modern History.
The MA in Modern History draws on the research strengths of QUB’s team of British, British Imperial, European and American historians, and makes use of the primary source collections for British and American history held in the QUB Main Library and Special Collections, the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, and other libraries and archives in the region.
late medieval economic history of England; 16th-17th century England; British political history 18th-20th centuries; the British army and the world wars; espionage and intelligence; British working-class cultural and social history in the 20th century; the British empire in Asia and Africa;
19th-20th Century American history – especially ‘the South’, race relations, labour and gender history; Irish migration to the Americas.
For further details please contact the MA Modern History strand co-ordinators as follows:
Prof Catherine Clinton (Modern US, gender)
Dr Paul Corthorn (20th-century Britain; international relations)
Dr James Davis (Economic history of later medieval England)
Prof Peter Gray (19th-century British political history; Irish emigration)
Prof David Hayton (17th-18th century British political history)
Prof Keith Jeffery (Political and military history of 19th-20th century Britain and British Empire; espionage and intelligence)
Dr Brian Kelly (Modern US, labor and race)Dr Danny Kowalsky (Modern Spain; Soviet foreign policy)
Professor Chris Marsh (Religion and popular culture in early-modern England)
Dr Eric Morier-Genoud (World history, Africa, Religion, Politics)
Dr Sean O'Connell (Working class family and community, oral history, gender, the social history of modern Britain)
Dr Olwen Purdue (Social and economic history of nineteenth and early twentieth–century Ireland)
Dr Emma Reisz (British empire; South-east Asia; postcolonialism)
Dr Anthony Stanonis (20th-century US; popular culture; New Orleans)
Dr Scott Dixon (early modern European history)
Dr Sinead O'Sullivan (Carolingian history)
Dr Dion Smythe (Byzantine history)
Dr Todd Weir (Europe, Religion, Secularization)