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Full time | University of London Institute in Paris | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Human Geography Historical Geography Social History

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Our MA in Urban History and Culture provides an unparalleled opportunity to study the social, political, cultural and economic development of two great world cities: Paris and London. It is offered in collaboration with Queen Mary University of London's School of History, School of Geography and School of English and Drama.

Degree benefits

The MA in Urban History and Culture is a unique opportunity to study the social, political, cultural and economic development of the modern city from historical perspectives and through comparative experience of two of the great urban laboratories of the Western world, Paris and London.

You will explore the development of urban topography and planning through site visits and analysis, using a primarily bifocal approach to the growth of city living and management, and how that has shaped the fabric of the world.

With faculty expertise drawn from three Schools in the Faculty of the Humanities and Social Science and ULIP, as well as its split-site delivery, the programme enables students to develop both their empirical understanding of and their methodological approaches to what distinguishes and what connects these two cities, while expanding these comparative insights towards a broader engagement with urban history and culture, and the challenges cities face today.

Key benefits include:

  • An unparalleled opportunity to study the social, political, cultural and economic development of two great world cities: Paris and London.
  • You can choose between a split-site programme in Paris and London or a full year in Paris.
  • The programme is offered in collaboration with Queen Mary University of London's School of History, School of English and Drama and School of Geography, and the University of London Institute in Paris.
  • The opportunity to gain an international perspective and strong inter-cultural understanding as well as an ability to assess the contours of cultural difference.
  • The unrivalled opportunity to immerse yourself in two of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world and benefit from the exposure to the culture and traditions of two major European capitals.

Careers information

Studying the MA in Urban History and Culture will provide you with a deep understanding of the history and contemporary organisation of two capital cities through a multidisciplinary approach as well as develop a range of advanced analytical and research skills.

Gaining a recognised postgraduate qualification with strong inter-cultural skills and international experience, along with a range of advanced project management skills will prepare you for many career paths or further study.

Modules

This compulsory module supports students in the development of their dissertation projects. Through a series of workshops with practical engagement with different methodologies, including work-in-situ analysis, ethnographic research and using archival material, students will develop their analytical skills and discover the range of methods of enquiry that they can bring to bear in advancing their dissertation project. Students will also be guided towards the preparation of a dissertation proposal that will be presented orally to a combined faculty and student session at the beginning of the 3rd semester. This module will mirror a 15-credit module offered by the School of Geography for students in this programme who choose to spend semester 2 in London. Teaching takes the form of site visits, guided walks, seminars and workshops.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

10,950

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

20,750

Entry requirements

Students should have an upper second-class honours degree in a relevant Humanities-related subject. A recognised equivalent from an accredited overseas institution is also accepted.

University information

Postgraduate students at the University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP) can gain an advanced qualification while studying in one of the world’s most beautiful cities. ULIP students can do a master’s degree in urban history and culture, international relations or law, or carry out research in one of the university’s main areas of expertise such as the history and culture of Paris or modern French literature. In partnership with Queen Mary...more