Taught course

European History

Newcastle University · School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in history or a related subject such as history and politics, politics, economics, English or sociology. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with lower or non-standard qualifications.

Months of entry


Course content

The European History MA covers the history of conflict from the 16th to 20th centuries, across continental Europe. It includes the military, social and political dimensions of conflict and its impact upon national and transnational European cultures, combined with study of a modern European language.

The course is designed to develop a comprehensive understanding of the ways in which conflicts have been:

  • prepared
  • imagined
  • lived
  • represented
  • remembered
  • narrated

You will also have the opportunity to study an additional modern European language.

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Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 5 English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills). Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry to this course.

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Sandra Fletcher, School of History, Classics and Archaeology
+44 (0) 191 208 7966