Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

European History

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.

Entry requirements

MA: 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.

Course modules

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

Assessment methods

Each core and option module is assessed by an essay of 5000 words; dissertation of 15,000 words.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2018 14,850 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time October 2018 8,175 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MA Part-time October 2018 7,425 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MA Part-time October 2018 4,075 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
MA Full-time October 2019 8,175 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MA Full-time October 2019 14,850 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA Part-time October 2019 4,075 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
MA Part-time October 2019 7,425 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus WC1E 7HX London

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of History, Classics and Archaeology
Telephone number: 
02076316268