The MA European History (UNICA) is a stimulating two-year interdisciplinary, comparative Master’s programme which offers the choice between partner universities in five European capitals Dublin, Berlin, Paris, Rome, and Vienna.
Over two years, students study in two or three of the collaborating universities, beginning and completing their programme in their host university.
This diverse programme focuses on the comparative analysis of European history and students will develop the ability to understand historical problems in a comparative framework. The programme is taught in English, so that all partner universities offer some modules in English. It is also possible to take modules in the local language. This programme provides excellent preparation for students wishing to pursue a PhD in European history and equips students with a wide range of skills in the international jobs market.
• This diverse programme focuses on the comparative analysis of European history
• Students will develop the ability to understand historical problems in a comparative framework
• The programme will be carried out in English, meaning English will be accepted at all partner universities for presentations and assignments
What you need to know
Where is the course located?
What is the length of the course?
2 Years Full-time
When can I apply?
You can apply today
When does the course start?
Application Closing Date
Open for an application
Number of Places
Fees and Funding
Non-EU Tuition Fees
€ 19,900 p.a.
Living Costs per year
Features and Benefits
- The structure of the programme encourages students to identify the partners within the consortium best suited to developing the student’s specific research interests and other skills.
- To understand key problems in European history within a comparative framework.
- To assess different methodological approaches in the study of European history.
- The programme instead encourages students to think about European history within a comparative framework, be that comparing regions, nations, or other categories of analysis.
How to Apply
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As part of your application, you will be required to submit:
- Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
- Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
- 2 letters of recommendation
- A copy of your passport
- Personal Statement
- Extra requests for certain courses
Minimum entry requirements
- Applicants need an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university, in a relevant subject area of humanities or social sciences (history, international relations, politics, European studies, economics and sociology, or modern languages). Prerequisites for applying for this Master’s Programme are proficiency in English (level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, CEFR) and a good knowledge of a second modern foreign language (level B2 of the CEFR). A command of German (level A2) is also required for applicants at Humboldt-Universität.
- Application and admission processes are regulated and administered by all participating universities, according to the local practice. Study places are awarded by each partner university. Applicants have to send their application directly to one of the partner universities. For the period of mobility: All students must apply and register for the programme through their home university. In addition, formal registration and course enrolment is required at those participating university/ies where students attend for at least one semester
- Students meeting the programme’s academic entry requirements but not the English language requirements, may enter the programme upon successful completion of UCD’s International Pre-Master’s Pathway programmes.
• IELTS: An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version.
- A minimum score of 600 in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), with Test of Written English at 475+
- A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (Ibt) with a score of at least 20 in each section.
• Pearson English Language Text: Minimum of 63 and at least 59 for each item in the Communicative Skills section.
• Temporary measure for 2020 ONLY (Response to Covid 19): For students affected by testing centre closures due to COVID-19, UCD has approved the use of the Duolingo English Test (DET) as a temporary measure for the 2020 intake. The minimum requirement will be a DET score of 110.
Special Entry Requirements
Our graduates progress to a wide range of interesting careers. Many of our alumni work in international business, foreign affairs and Dublin’s vibrant tech sector, where a background in the global humanities is particularly valued. Other graduates work in senior positions across a diverse range of industries including education, the media, NGOs and the Arts, whilst some continue on to PhD research.