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About the course

The two-year full-time study programme (120 ECTS) aims at providing problem-oriented courses by addressing questions and issues such as the political and socio-economic aspects of the European integration and construction process, the construction of social and cultural identity throughout Europe, intra- and extra-European migration and Europe’s relations with other areas in the world.

With the European institutions a stone’s throw away from the Campus, students have privileged access to documentation in the European institutions, to the digital and media library of the Centre Virtuel de la Connaissance sur l’Europe (CVCE) as well as the EIB archives on Campus. The study programme puts special emphasis on Digital Humanities and Public History thus offering a unique blend of historical theory and practical application.


As a student, you will

• benefit from a high-level education in European history
• study in a multicultural, multilingual and European environment
• learn to put contemporary European issues into a historical perspective
• act as an expert in Digital Humanities and Public History

Course modules

• Decoding Europe
• European history in the long haul
• Europe and “the others”
• European history from the 19th century to the 20th century
• Political and institutional history
• Electives


Successful completion of the Master‘s degree in European Contemporary History will prepare for a career in secondary education, senior civil appointments, political and cultural institutions (particularly at European level), archives and libraries, media and cultural management, diplomatic services. The degree also prepares for an academic career (Phd).

Visit the Master in European Contemporary History page on the University of Luxembourg website for more details!






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