Taught course

Urban History

University of Leicester · School of Historical Studies

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirement is a lower 2nd degree in history or a related subject area. International students require the equivalent from their home University. Candidates wishing to proceed to doctoral research require upper second class honours or equivalent.

Urban History: Global Cities Urban History: Conservation, Heritage and Planning Urban History (general pathway)

Months of entry


Course content

Interdisciplinary introduction to study of the city from classical to modern times with the possibility of following pathways in Global Cities or Conservation, Heritage and Planning. First semester: core module 'Concepts and Theories in Urban History' and training in research methods. Second semester: choice of specialist options including 'Colonial Cities in British Asia and Africa', 'Conservation, Heritage and the Urban Environment', '18th Century Urban Topography: Image and Reality', 'Town Planning in 20th century Europe and America', 'The European and American City in the 19th and 20th Centuries'. All students complete a 20,000 word dissertation on a subject of their choice.

Fees and funding

ESRC accredited: students are eligible to apply to the ESRC open studentship competition

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment67
Dissertation33 (20000 words)

Course contact details

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