• Total units 48 Units
  • Areas of interest History
  • Major code EHIS-MAJ
  • Academic career Undergraduate
European History Major

Europe is a continent steeped in history and Europe's past continues to shape its present.  Students enrolling in the Major in European History will have the opportunity to study modern and contemporary history with an emphasis on Europe’s intellectual and material impact on the wider world.  This major gives students an opportunity to understand events, individuals and processes which have shaped contemporary Europe and much of the modern world.  


Learning outcomes

Students completing this major will have the skills and knowledge to:

  • recognise and reflect on the political, social, economic, and cultural factors that have shaped Europe over the past millennium.
  • evaluate competing accounts of European historical development and changing representations of Europe’s past.
  • analyse primary historical evidence from a wide range of sources and in a variety of media and forms. 
  • interpret the past using a variety of theoretical and thematic approaches. 
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This major requires the completion of 48 units, which must include:

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
EURO1004 Europe in the Modern Era 6
HIST1209 Terror to Terrorism: A History 6
  HIST 1212: Globalisation in World History

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
HIST2110 Approaches to History 6
HIST3007 Making History 6

24 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
HIST2133 Human Variations and Racism in Western Culture, c. 1450-1950 6
HIST2136 World at War, 1939-1945 6
HIST2140 Europe in the 20th Century 6
HIST2141 The Cold War: 1945-1989 6
HIST2205 Europe and the Atlantic World, c. 1450-1750 6
HIST2213 Real Men: Masculinities in Western History 6
HIST2214 The Great War, 1914-1918 6
HIST2219 Tudor-Stuart England, c.1485-1714: Politics, Society and Culture 6
HIST2221 The Birth of Modernity: Britain 1688-1848 6
HIST2223 The French Revolution and Napoleon 6
HIST2226 Nazi Germany 6
HIST2228 Enlightenment Worlds 6
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