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  • Objectives
    The programme is designed to provide students with a combination of research skills and detailed and advanced knowledge in the social, economic, political and cultural history of Europe.
  • Entry requirements
    The MA in European History is aimed primarily at History graduates (as well as those in a parallel discipline such as Politics and International Studies) who wish to specialise in European History either for employment purposes or in advance of Postdoctoral research.
  • Academic Title
    European History MA
  • Course description

    Themes of the programme will include the ‘idea of Europe' and state formation, the development of European religious and political thought, regional and pan-European cultural identities and European military regimes and warfare. The programme comprises 180 credits made up of 60 credits of taught Core modules, 60 credits of taught Optional modules and 60 credits of a Dissertation. Student choice decides the topic of the Dissertation and the learning and teaching strategy of the Dissertation is independent research supported by the methodological Core module of the programme in combination with personal supervision sessions. Students are allocated a personal Supervisor.


    -Subject Core: Europe Imagined
    -Theoretical Core: Historiography
    -Methodological Core: Research Design and Strategy


    -Military Society of the Middle Ages
    -Humanism and Reformation
    -Renaissance Women: History and Texts
    -War and Peace in Early Modern Central Europe
    -Texts and Their Contexts in Early Modern Europe
    -Political Conflict in the British Atlantic World 1730-1776
    -The Slave Trade: Abolition and Suppression
    -Britain and the Global Wars for Empire
    -East European Slavery: From Serfdom to Totalitarianism
    -British Merchant Shipping since 1780
    -The First World War in Comparative Perspective
    -Fascism in Europe 1919-1945
    -Winston Churchill's Second World War as History
    -Communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe 1917-1991

    Students will also be able to substitute one Optional module on the programme with one chosen from the full range of MA options available in the History Department

    Learning portfolios, essays, research design tasks, reports, source and text analyses and one Dissertation (15,000 words)

    The History Department is very research-strong in European History and has recently made a number of new appointments particularly in the area of Central European History and Atlantic History. The History Department runs a very active Research Seminar programme for its staff and postgraduate students which its MA students are encouraged to attend to broaden and deepen their historical knowledge and their understanding of the research world.

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