University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Modern European History

The development and expansion of the European Union, the collapse of communism, the unification of Germany and disintegration of various states in Eastern Europe have significantly changed our perspective on the history of modern Europe and in particular on the role of the nation-state in that history; this programme, which draws on the notable strengths in social, cultural, economic and intellectual history at the University of Birmingham, is designed to offer learners practical training in research skills and methods as well as a broad overview of the history of the modern nation-state in Europe within a comparative framework.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree or overseas equivalent; accreditation of prior learning (APL) may also be accepted; English language requirements may apply for international students.

Course modules

The degree consists of 3 elements: A thesis; 2 core modules (including historical methods); research training module.

Assessment methods

This course is assessed by examination, coursework and attendance.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 4,110 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MRes Full-time £ 13,680 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MRes Part-time £ 2,055 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

Key information

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