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:
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:
- 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.
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You will have access to dedicated MA study space, PC clusters and free printing in the Armstrong Building. You will also receive a personal study allowance of £100.
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You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.
Modules for 2018 entry
Compulsory modulesCompulsory modules
Optional modulesOptional modules
You will take 40 credits from the following:
- HIS8065 Russian Language for the MA European History (Durham University)
- HIS8066 Italian for the MA European History (Durham University)
- HIS8106 Independent Study Project in History *
- HIS8107 Independent Study Project in History *
- HIS8120 Missions, Missionaries and Empires in World History: British, European and Informal Empires
- FRE1065 Level A (Higher Education Entry Level) French I
- FRE1066 Level A (Higher Education Entry Level) French II **
- FRE1071 Level B (Higher Education Intermediate) French
- FRE2061 Level C (Higher Education Advanced) French
- FRE4081 Level D (Higher Education Further Advanced) French: Advanced Writing Skills
- FRE4082 Level D (Higher Education Further Advanced) French: Language for Professional and Academic Purposes
- FRE4083 Level D (Higher Education Further Advanced) French: Translation and Interpreting
- GER1065 Level A (Higher Education Entry Level) German General Language I
- GER1066 Level A (Higher Education Entry Level) German General Language II **
- GER1071 Level B (Higher Education Intermediate) German
- GER2061 Level C (Higher Education Advanced) German Language
- SPA1065 Level A (Higher Education Entry Level) Spanish I
- SPA1066 Level A (Higher Education Entry Level) Spanish II **
- SPA1071 Level B (Higher Education Intermediate) Spanish
- SPA2061 Level C (Higher Education Advanced) Spanish
- SPA4081 Level D (Higher Education Further Advanced) Spanish: Advanced Writing Skills
- SPA4082 Level D (Higher Education Further Advanced) Spanish: Language for Professional and Academic Purposes
- SPA4083 Level D (Higher Education Further Advanced) Spanish: Translation and Interpreting
- SML2014 Introduction to Italian Language and Culture
* With the permission of the Degree Programme Director you 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.
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 2019 entry will be available from mid-May 2019.
Fees & Funding
The fees displayed here are per year.
Full time: £7,200
Part time: £3,600
Full time: £7,200
Part time: £3,600
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 and 2019 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.
A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in history or a related subject such as:
- history and politics
We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with lower or non-standard qualifications.
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How to Apply
You apply online, track your application and contact the admissions team via our applicant portal. Our step-by-step guide can help you on your way.
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.
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.