The modern era has seen crucial developments in politics, society and culture. By choosing to study Modern History, you will achieve greater understanding of phenomena such as the rise of nationalism, globalisation, international conflict and war, mass migration and multiculturalism. Historians do not agree about the precise meaning of ‘modernity’ and ‘post-modernity’. However, by engaging with and contributing to these debates, you can gain a better understanding of the world you live in. You will have the opportunity to choose from a wide array of units that consider the grand sweep of history, as well as in-depth units where you focus on the social experiences and changes in a particular region or chronological period.