MA-Postgraduate Diploma in European Urbanisation

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  • Objectives
    These include: to encourage a broad understanding of European urban development from ancient to modern times; to study for part of the year at a prestigious university in a European capital city (Dublin, Stockholm, Berlin and Darmstadt) and; to benefit from a short period of residence in another country; to develop an international comparative approach to problem solving.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements A second class honours degree or equivalent.
  • Academic title
    MA/Postgraduate Diploma in European Urbanisation
  • Course description
    Course modules

    The pattern of study is to take the first semester in Leicester and the second semester modules in one of the partner institutions (Berlin, Stockholm, Dublin or Darmstadt). Dissertation preparation can be undertaken either in Leicester or one of the European cities.


    -European Urban Historiography
    -Surviving Archives (practical work and visits)
    -Economics for Historians
    -Research Methods, Design and Presentational Skills

    Option modules

    -Two in one of the European partner universities.

    Teaching and assessment methods
    Teaching is mainly by seminars with 5-10 students. There are also visits to local and national archives, trips to sites of historical relevance to each course; specialist day workshops and a series of guest seminars from distinguished visiting urban historians. Online tutorials, datasets and web resources have been developed to assist students in their project work and dissertations. Assessment is by essays, assignments and projects, and an open book exam for option modules

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