Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme offers you the chance to study at a department with world'renowned expertise in European history, including British, German, French, Italian, Balkan, Russian and Eastern European history, as well as international, transnational, global and comparative historical perspectives. The programme brings together these different fields and develops new approaches to the history of Europe from the early modern period to the present day. It aims to provide you with an appreciation of key debates that have shaped our understanding of Europe and the most important historical and methodological approaches to critically interpreting the European past. Rather than presuppose one all'encompassing definition of 'Europe', whether geographical, ideological or otherwise, the course highlights the different contexts within which the European past and present can be analysed.

Course Modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck’s online prospectus.

Start Date:

10/2019

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Part Time
MA £4,075 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA £7,425 Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA £14,850 Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA £8,175 Home Fees

Qualifications required:

  • 2nd-Class Honours degree in a humanities subject and references. We also offer a 1-year graduate certificate in history, which can be used as a conversion course if you want to study history at postgraduate level, but have a degree in a significantly different discipline. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.