Newcastle University

School of Historical Studies

European History


School of Psychology

Percy Building

Newcastle Upon Tyne, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

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Format: Campus

Program Description:

This programme is an exciting opportunity to study the history of Europe through its history of conflict. The social, political and military dimensions of conflict are explored and you are taught by historians whose expertise of continental Europe ranges from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries. In addition you develop research skills and techniques and have opportunities to employ the methodologies and concepts used by historians of different European countries.

Wars constitute a structural element in the history of the Europeans and of their conflicting views of national identities. Wars and revolutions have produced rapid and radical societal transformations affecting the individual and the collective, the social and the institutional, the micro- and the macro-level. This programme covers the military, social (public and private) and political dimensions of conflict and its impact upon national and European cultures. The history of culture and mentality is explored alongside political and military history to develop a comprehensive understanding of the ways in which conflicts have been prepared, imagined, lived, represented, remembered and narrated.

You take compulsory modules (120 credits) in: conflict in European history; conflict in European history - case studies; the practice of history; research methods in history; faculty research training module; dissertation preparation; IT for historians OR one module in a European language at the School of Modern Languages (Spanish, French or German) or at the Centre for Life Long Learning (Italian, Greek or Russian). You then complete a dissertation on a chosen period of a specific European country (60 credits).

The taught modules are delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, individual tutorials and self-directed learning. For the dissertation, you conduct your own research and are supervised by a member of staff from the School of Historical Studie


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