European Urbanisation MA

Duration and mode of study

One year full-time.

Start Dates

October each year

Entry requirements

Normally an upper second-class honours degree in History or a cognate subject. Applications are also invited from those who do not possess the normal admission requirements but who can show enthusiasm and competence by having attended relevant certificated courses, by submitting published work or by writing qualifying essays to a first degree standard.



Home/EU: £5,470
International: £13,500

Course aims

  • Encourage a broad understanding of European urban development.
  • Study for part of the year at a prestigious university in a major European city (Dublin, Stockholm, Berlin and Darmstadt).
  • Benefit from a short period of residence in another country.
  • Develop an international comparative approach to urban history.

Course modules

The pattern of study is to take the first semester in Leicester and the second semester modules in one of the partner institutions (Berlin, Stockholm, Dublin or Darmstadt). Dissertation preparation can be undertaken either in Leicester or one of the European cities.


  • Concepts in Urban History
  • Research Methods for Historians
  • Dissertation

Option modules

  • Two in one of the European partner universities.

Teaching and assessment methods for Leicester based modules

Teaching is mainly by seminars with 5-10 students. There are also visits to local and national archives, trips to historical sites, specialist day workshops and a series of guest seminars from distinguished visiting urban historians. Online tutorials, datasets and web resources have been developed to assist students in their project work and dissertations. Assessment is by essays, projects, and a 20,000 word dissertation.


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