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European History

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

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:
- Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
- International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Entry requirements

Applicants need an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university, in a relevant subject area of humanities or social sciences (history, international relations, politics, European studies, economics and sociology, or modern languages).

Prerequisites for applying for this Master’s Programme are proficiency in English (level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, CEFR) and a good knowledge of a second modern foreign language (level B2 of the CEFR). A command of German (level A2) is also required for applicants at Humboldt-Universität.

Application and admission processes are regulated and administered by all participating universities, according to the local practice. Study places are awarded by each partner university.

Applicants have to send their application directly to one of the partner universities. For the period of mobility: All students must apply and register for the programme through their home university. In addition, formal registration and course enrolment is required at those participating universities where students attend for at least one semester.


2 Years Full Time

Number of credits

120 credits

Careers or further progression

This programme provides excellent preparation for students wishing to pursue a PhD in European history and equips students with a wide range of skills in the international jobs market.

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Kate Breslin
Contact Number: +353 (0)1 716 8371

Subjects taught

The MEH is a two year Master’s programme divided into four phases (two winter and two summer terms). The programme starts in the winter term and it has a modular structure. It is made up of 120 Credits Points (CP) - 30 CP each term. All students are obligated to study at least at two of the participating universities in different countries. Studies from the partner universities will of course be recognised. A minimum of 30 ECTS credits must be obtained abroad. The Master’s thesis is to be written in English and will be supervised by academic staff of two of the different partner universities.

Stage 1 - Option
The Idea of America: US Foreign Policy Since 1945 HIS41000

Origins of Modern Diplomacy HIS41780

Reading and Writing Twentieth HIS41830

Approaches to the Middle Ages HIS41840

Approaches to the Middle Ages II HIS41850

First World War HIS41930

UNICA: History Methods HIS42040

Political violence 20c Europe HIS42050

UNICA Dissertation HIS42120

Welfare, Health & Gender in Modern Europe, c. 1850s to 1950s HIS42140

Summer School in the Joint MA in European History HIS42240

FDR and the Birth of the Modern America HIS42300

Application date

MA European History (UNICA) FT (Z222)
Deadline: Rolling

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2017/2018 September.

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.

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