European Contemporary History

University of Luxembourg

24 months
400 EUR/year
400 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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A historical perspective is key to enabling tomorrow’s professionals to deal with socio-political issues of the future. The Master in European Contemporary History from University of Luxembourg encourages historical approaches to contemporary European issues.


The master’s programme puts special emphasis on Digital Humanities and Public History. Students learn to use digital history tools and methodologies to transfer and adapt traditional narrating techniques and develop their own ways of telling (hi)stories, both for academic and non-academic audiences.Through the analysis and classification of digital and digitised source material, the master’s programme offers innovative teaching and learning approaches.

Why study European Contemporary History at University of Luxembourg ?

  • The master's programme is well connected to European institutions and international companies situated in Luxembourg;
  • A distinguished teaching staff provides first-class learning conditions and excellent student support;
  • You will develop your skills in digital history and participating in digital student projects;
  • Courses are taught in small classes, seminar groups, and as one-to-one tutorials;
  • We closely co-operate with other master's programmes in European Studies and the newly established Jean Monnet Centre of Excellece;
  • You have the opportunity to participate in conferences and guest lecturers by international experts and key players who have helped shape Europe;
  • You will be studying in a multicultural and multilingual environment and gaining insights into different academic cultures.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to digital history 
  • Concepts of changes in the ancient world 
  • Women and ICTS: an historical analysis 
  • Digital approaches to modern jewish history 
  • Economic and Social History of the (re) Construction of Europe: The Issue of Enlargement 
  • Philosophy of Enlightenment 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


English, Partially taught in French, Partially taught in German


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The master's programme is open to students with a good Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (at least three years of higher education in accordance with the Bologna prerequisites) in history. Students from related disciplines such as geography, sociology, anthropology, political sciences, economic, literary studies etc. are encouraged to apply.
  • Proven interest in high level academic research.
  • Good knowledge of written and spoken English and French. Knowledge of German too is considered an advantage.
  • Practical experience in international/European research contexts (e.g. internships, BA theses) will be considered an advantage.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 200 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 200 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.


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European Contemporary History
University of Luxembourg