MA European History
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 120)
The MA European History (UNICA) (MEH) is a stimulating interdisciplinary, comparative Master's programme which offers the choice between partner universities in 7 European capitals.
This diverse programme focuses on the comparative analysis of European history
Students will develop the ability to understand historical problems in a comparative framework
The programme will be carried out in English, meaning English will be accepted at all partner universities for presentations and assignments
Vision and Values Statement
This MA programme offers an innovative and structured introduction to graduate study of European history. The programme has been designed for graduate students with a particular interest in European history, who intend to continue to more advanced graduate research.
Over the course of the two year programme, students have the opportunity to study at three leading European universities, developing an understanding of different historiographical and methodological approaches, appreciating the value of comparative approaches to European history, and developing linguistic and other skills necessary for more advanced graduate study. The mobility of the programme enables students to develop their own transnational networks with researchers and fellow students throughout Europe.
What constitutes European history has been endlessly debated and it is not the purpose of this programme to establish particular claims for the chronological and geographical boundaries of European history. The programme instead encourages students to think about European history within a comparative framework, be that comparing regions, nations, or other categories of analysis.
The structure of the programme encourages students to identify the partners within the consortium best suited to developing the student's specific research interests and other skills.
To understand key problems in European history within a comparative framework;
To analyse key historical problems using primary sources in different languages;
To assess different methodological approaches in the study of European history;
To undertake original research, underpinned by critical thinking.