Course Description

European Studies (M.Phil.)



This is an interdisciplinary course which provides an overview of European intellectual and cultural history, looking at Europe and its history from a range of disciplinary perspectives. It focuses on constructions and representations of identity, the emergence of the idea of Europe, political symbolism and nationalism, symbolic geographies and so on. The course builds on the inclusive, interdisciplinary approach of Trinity’s undergraduate European Studies programme, but with a higher level of intellectual sophistication and breadth.

Course Content:
The course consists of a compulsory two-semester module (carrying 20 ECTS credits), a number of optional one-semester modules (two per semester taken, each carrying 10 credits), and a dissertation (worth 30 credits). Each taught course module runs for an 11 week period within the 12-week semester, and meets once a week for a two-hour lecture or seminar. Teaching is spread over 22 weeks from September to the following April.

The compulsory (core) module, ‘Europe and its Other(s): Ideas, identities and symbolic geographies in Europe’, introduces a number of theoretical approaches to European intellectual, cultural and political history. Four optional single-semester modules are chosen from the lists below; these encourage students to apply and develop these approaches, with a focus both on distinct national or regional cultures and histories on the one hand, and/or specific issues and problems in European history and culture(s) on the other. A student may apply to the Course Committee, through the Course Director, for permission to take a relevant taught course module in another M.Phil. programme offered by the University. Not more than two modules from outside the European Studies M.Phil., and not more than one module from outside the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies, will normally be permitted.

Training ProviderTrinity College Dublin
Course LocationDublin, Ireland
Location PostcodeDublin 2
Course CategoryHistory, Arts & Humanities
Course QualificationMasters Degree
Awarding BodyTrinity College Dublin
Course FeePOA
Course Duration1 year full-time
Entry RequirementsThis course is open to applicants who have achieved at least an upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent e.g. GPA of 3.2) in a relevant discipline area; in addition, applicants should normally have advanced reading knowledge of at least one continental European language. Applicants may be asked for examples of recent written work.
Phone01 896 1000
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Course Provider

Trinity College Dublin



01 872 2853
College Green, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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