Why Study Modern European History at UEA?
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. 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 dilemmas and challenges faced by the great autocratic dynasties of Russia, Germany and the Habsburg Empire from the mid-19th century onwards. We also cover the dramatic and devastating consequences of social and political change not just for these countries, but for Europe as a whole (including Italy and France). There will be ample scope to pursue comparative approaches to the history of Europe, particularly around themes such as nationalism and national identity, political mobilisation, or violence and genocide.
Content and Structure of the Course
The MA, which can be taken either as a one-year full-time programme or a two-year part-time degree, aims to equip students with the advanced skills and intensive subject knowledge they need to proceed to further independent research. This preparation is provided by three main elements. The first is the dissertation, the completion of which will provide all MA students with the experience and expertise to go on to doctoral study should they so wish. The second is a core module which focuses on the problem of nationalism and violence in modern European history. The third element is an optional module, examining aspects of Russian or British history.
- 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. This should be uploaded to your online application.
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Last updated December 17, 2015