European History

The only European History Masters in Ireland, the programme features in depth study in early modern and modern European history, from Portugal to Russia. Intensive language tuition is also available to support research assignments.

Course Structure
Modules include readings in modern European history, continental language acquisition and research seminars.

Further Information

Entry requirements

Normally at least a 2nd Class Honours Degree in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Interview may be required. For international students for whom English is not their first language, an English language exam certificate showing IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required.


2 years Full-Time

Careers or further progression

The language training will support students thinking of international careers. The MA European History gives students the opportunity to develop their intellectual capacity for critical thinking, writing, presentation and research analysis; attributes that are applicable across a wide spectrum of careers.

Further enquiries

Contact Details
Programme Directors Dr David Lederer,
Prof Filipe Ribeiro de Meneses and Dr Paul Newman
Tel +353 (0)1 708 3387

Address Department of History,
NUI Maynooth, Maynooth, Co. Kildare


The Department of History at Maynooth is one of the leading contributors to historical scholarship in Ireland. With an international reputation as a centre of excellence for individual and group research, and high profile researchers directly engaged in teaching on our Masters programmes, postgraduate students enjoy total immersion in their chosen subject area. Whether undertaking a field trip to the battlefields of France, project work in London archives or building language skills to complement European history studies, a Masters in History at Maynooth is a unique scholarly experience with oneto- one support and expert guidance.

Application date

All applications should be made through the PAC system.

Course fee

In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.

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