Taught course

Modern European History

University of East Anglia · School of History

Entry requirements

Open to applicants with a good Honours degree (UK BA (Hons) 2:1 or equivalent) in History or a related subject, or practical experience in this area. Special entry requirements include the submission of a sample of written work on a historical subject accompanying your application. Please visit UEA’s website for complete details.

Months of entry


Course content


The MA in Modern European History offers you the opportunity to work with a group of historians of modern Europe who continue UEA’s long-standing reputation as a major centre for the study of the continent, particularly in the area of Central and Eastern European history in the 19th and 20th centuries.


The culmination of the programme is a dissertation on a topic of your own devising, undertaken mainly in the second half of the degree and supervised by member(s) of the School of History. While students concentrate their studies on one country, there is ample scope to pursue more comparative approaches to the history of Europe, particularly around themes such as nationalism and national identity, political mobilisation, or violence and genocide.


Seminars are led by modern history scholars, so students are guided by specialist teaching staff and brought into the world of their special interests and exposed to their research.


The MA equips students with the advanced skills and intensive subject knowledge they need to proceed to further independent research or go on to well-informed doctorate study.

Information for international students

We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows: - IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in all components) - PTE (Pearson): 62 (minimum 55 in all components)

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0)1603 591515