University of Leicester

University of Leicester

European Urbanisation

Course aims: Encourage a broad understanding of European urban development.Study for part of the year at a prestigious university in a major European city (Dublin, Stockholm, Berlin and Darmstadt). Benefit from a short period of residence in another country. Develop an international comparative approach to urban history.

Entry requirements

Normally an upper 2nd Class Honours degree in history or a cognate subject; applications are also invited from those who do not possess the normal admission requirements but who can show enthusiasm and competence by having attended relevant certificated courses, by submitting published work or by writing qualifying essays to a 1st degree standard.

Course modules

Core modules: concepts in urban history; research methods for historians; dissertation. Option modules: 2 in 1 of the European partner universities.

Assessment methods

Teaching is mainly by seminars with 5-10 students. There are also visits to local and national archives, trips to historical sites, specialist day workshops and a series of guest seminars from distinguished visiting urban historians. Online tutorials, datasets and web resources have been developed to assist students in their project work and dissertations. Assessment is by essays, projects, and a 20,000 word dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,470 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 13,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 5,470 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leicester Leicester LE1 7RH East Midlands

Key information

Telephone number: 
0116 252 2378