Students study four topics from the later modern course:


Sovereignty and Partition 1912-49

Politics and Society in Northern Ireland 1949-93

Europe and the Wider World:

Dictatorship and Democracy 1920-45 (Documents based question)

United States and the World 1945-89


Each topic is worth  100 marks or 20% of the overall mark with the final 20% being awarded for the Research study report.

For the RSR students can engage in self directed learning in a topic of their choice which must be historically significant.

For Ireland the topic must be prior to 1993 and Europe must be prior to 1992.