Postgraduate

European History MA

European History MA

Full time: 12 months, part time: normally 24 months

Profile

The European History MA covers the history of conflict from the 16th to 20th centuries, across continental Europe. It includes the military, social and political dimensions of conflict and its impact upon national and transnational European cultures, combined with study of a modern European language.

The course is designed to develop a comprehensive understanding of the ways in which conflicts have been:

  • prepared
  • imagined
  • lived
  • represented
  • remembered
  • narrated

You will also have the opportunity to study an additional modern European language.

You take a combination of compulsory and optional modules, of which language learning is a compulsory component. The taught modules are delivered through:

  • seminars
  • individual tutorials
  • self-directed learning

You will then complete a dissertation on a chosen period of a specific European country. An independent study project is available as well as the compulsory dissertation.

Student blogs

Student blogs

You can read Ellie's blog on studying European History MA at Newcastle on our PG Café blog pages.

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Modules

Modules for 2017 entry

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

You will take a further 40 credits from the following:

* With the permission of the Degree Programme Director students may instead take a 20 credit
module in another MA programme in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology , or an optional
20 credit module in another School at Masters level in semester 2.

** Language Level A II can only be selected following Language Level A I in semester one.

Module changes

Module changes

Modules change annually to take account of:

  • changing staff expertise
  • developments in the discipline
  • the requirements of external bodies and partners
  • student feedback.

Most module information for 2018 entry will be available from mid-May 2018.

Fees & Funding

2018-2019 fees

The fees displayed here are per year.

MA

UK

Full time: £7,200
Part time: £3,600

EU

Full time: £7,200
Part time: £3,600

International

Full time: £16,200

Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.

EU students starting at Newcastle in 2018 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.

Funding opportunities

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in history or a related subject such as:

  • history and politics
  • politics
  • economics
  • English
  • sociology

We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with lower or non-standard qualifications.

Find out the equivalent qualifications for your country.

Use the drop down above to find your country. If your country isn't listed please email: international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

English Language Requirements

Select an English language test from the list to view our English language entry requirements.

Please email us at international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry to this course.

How to Apply

Use our Applicant Portal to apply for your course. We have a step-by-step guide to help you.

Start dates

The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.

We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.

Deposit

If you live outside the UK/EU you must:

  • pay a deposit of £1,500
  • or submit an official letter of sponsorship

The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.

Contact

Sandra Fletcher
School of History, Classics and Archaeology
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7966
E-mail: pg.historical@ncl.ac.uk