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Masters degrees in European History explore the heritage, ideas and identities of European nations and their peoples. Some courses will focus on specific countries, periods or concepts. Others will take a broader approach to the History of Europe: asking how this region shaped the modern world (or if it really did).
Postgraduate specialisms in this subject include Modern European History, European Politics and Culture or courses focussing on specific regions such as Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, the Baltic or the Mediterranean.
For much of European History, the history of Europe would have been regarded as synonymous with the broader subject of History itself. This bias may have shifted somewhat in the modern period, but it’s still true that many of the most hotly debated and frequently analysed topics in History relate to European countries, peoples and events.
European History encompasses the Western Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution and the processes of exploration and colonisation that transported European economic, military and cultural power around the world.
You’ll have the chance to examine and critique all of these areas as a postgraduate student of European History – including the opportunity to question the dominance of European narratives within the wider discipline.
Career opportunities include work in heritage, communications or cultural industries.
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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. Read more
The MA European History (UNICA) is a stimulating two-year interdisciplinary, comparative Master’s programme which offers the choice between partner universities in five European capitals – Dublin, Berlin, Paris, Rome, and Vienna. Read more
The MA in History allows you to traverse fascinatingly different periods of history, from the middle ages onwards. You can study British, European, American or Asian History, supported by the diverse expertise of historians working at Swansea University. Additional modules cover the history of art and culture, empire, gender, politics, religion, sexuality and science. Read more
This degree offers flexible study, either full-time (1 year) or part-time (2 years). Covering the history of Scotland, Europe, India, Africa and North America, the teaching is organised around research clusters in Global History, Scottish History and Public History. Read more
An MA by Research in History enables you to undertake a substantial research project, led by your own historical passions and interests. Your History project will take one year full-time or two years part-time. Read more
The European History MA is designed to encourage students to pursue their interests in European history in depth, at the same time as maintaining a broad view of the history of Europe and the region as a whole. Read more
The MA in European History is offered as a one-year full-time programme. It introduces participants to wider debates in European history and prepares them to complete a minor research thesis in conjunction with taught modules. Read more
This interdisciplinary MA promotes the understanding of Europe in its political, social and philosophical dimensions. Read more