The Centre for Modern Studies is a vibrant interdisciplinary research centre, dedicated to study of the period from 1830 to the present. We offer a postgraduate taught Masters course that offers a unique opportunity to work across Arts and Humanities subjects.
We also fund and provide a home for several ongoing research strands, as well as small research projects, individual events, reading groups, and a postgraduate forum. Any staff or students working on modern and contemporary research are welcome to get in touch to discuss ways CModS can support your interdisciplinary research or help connect with scholars across departments and disciplines.
Our taught Masters course
Or, choose another course.
Why study Modern Studies at York
Follow your interests
Choose from a wide range of option modules with historical depth and geographical breadth.
Engage your own contemporary cultural interests in collaboration with leading academics across the humanities and social sciences.
Come and visit us at an Open Day, explore our campus or chat to our students online. We host a range of events throughout the year including subject-specific events designed especially for people considering postgraduate study.