Taught course

MA Modern European History

University of East Anglia · School of History

Entry requirements

Degree Subject History or a related subject

Degree Classification UK BA (Hons) 2.1 or equivalent

Special Entry Requirements Applicants must submit a sample of written work (in English). This should be a typed essay on a historical subject, 2-3,000 words long, preferably a photocopy of an assessment marked by a tutor, complete with critical comments and a percentage or grade. The essay should address a specific question, and must demonstrate an ability to construct a historical argument, familiarity with the conventions of academic writing, and competence in English.

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Months of entry


Course content

The MA in Modern European History offers you the opportunity to work with a group of historians who continue UEA's long-standing reputation as a major centre for the study of modern European history. There is a particular and distinctive concentration of expertise in the history of Central and Eastern Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries. This provides an ideal environment for students interested in the history of Russia, Germany, France, Italy, Yugoslavia and central and eastern Europe from the mid-19th century onwards.

There will be ample scope to pursue comparative approaches to the history of Europe, particularly around themes such as nationalism and national identity, fascism, political mobilisation, violence and genocide.

The MA aims to equip students with the advanced skills and intensive subject knowledge they need to proceed to further research in the academic world, or to enter other fields such as government, the publishing sector, law and journalism.

Information for international students

For more information for international students, please go to UEA’s website.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

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