European Urbanisation MA
Duration and mode of study
One year full-time.
October each year
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.
- 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.
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
- 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.