Research course

European Studies

UCL - University College London · Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Entry requirements

A UK Master’s degree in a relevant discipline, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. In some cases high marks within a first-class Bachelor’s degree will be acceptable.

Months of entry


Course content

Students can specialise in any area of European Studies for which there is a suitable supervisor. We have a high level of expertise in the fields of modern European history, thought, literature, and film.

As a multi-faculty institution in the heart of cosmopolitan London, covering an exceptionally wide range of disciplines, UCL offers an ideal environment for research in the broad subject areas covered by European Studies. Research students have a primary and second supervisor from different disciplines, so studying at UCL provides an opportunity to take full advantage of these interdisciplinary strengths. Students are supported by a dynamic research culture, a stimulating environment and excellent opportunities for research training. UCL runs numerous seminar series and guest lectures, and researchers have access to world-class libraries, including those at UCL itself, the British Library, and the School of Advanced Study.

Department specialisms

Comparative historical, social and cultural studies Political and social theory Post-Lacanian political theory Theories and representation of violence European cultures of memory European film.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

UK students
£4,635 (FT) £2,315 (PT)
International students
£16,690 (FT) £8,500 (PT)

Funding opportunities available for students taking research programmes are available at:

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
60 months


full time
36 months
part time
60 months

Course contact details

Ms Patrizia Oliver
+44 (0)20 7679 7024
020 7679 3001