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Full time | Newcastle University | 12 months | 19-SEP-22

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Full time


12 months

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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Europe: History

Course type


Course Summary

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.


The research and writing of a 14,000 word piece of scholarship on a subject determined between the student and his or her supervisor. The module aims to enable students to: Build on the research skills and knowledge acquired during the taught elements of the programme; Undertake sustained and original research at an advanced level; Be capable of analysing and interpreting a large body of original documents; Become adept in the established protocols for presenting scholarly theses and Pursue independent research and prepare them for doctoral work.

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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.

University information

Newcastle University is a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. The university is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 leading research-intensive UK universities. In recent years, Newcastle University has developed a presence in two similarly vibrant and globally-connected locations – Singapore and Malaysia. These provide both a global identity and...more

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