24 months
400 EUR/year
400 EUR/year
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The Master in European Contemporary History from University of Luxembourg is designed to provide students with high-level education in European history, covering topics such as the political and socioeconomic aspects of the European integration process, the construction of social and cultural identity throughout Europe, European migration and Europe’s relations with other global regions.

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The Master in European Contemporary History from University of Luxembourg offers historical understanding of contemporary European issues and provides training on:

  • how to analyse European history and culture(s) beyond national frameworks
  • how to develop a long-term perspective across periods
  • how to critically assess global connections
  • how to explore and present historical findings using digital technologies.

The 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. The Digital History Laboratory allows students not only to get in touch with the latest research and technological advances in the area, but to develop their skills, leading to high-quality published projects. Through the analysis and classification of digital and digitised source material, the master’s programme offers innovative teaching and learning approaches.

Career perspectives

Successful completion of the master‘s degree will prepare for a career in: 

  • European and international institutions and organisations;
  • political and cultural institutions;
  • media and cultural management;
  • diplomatic services; 
  • senior civil appointments;
  • secondary education;
  • archives and libraries.

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Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Digital History
  • Concepts of change in the ancient world: the "decline and fall" of the Roman Empire
  • Public History
  • Beyond the Diary of Anne Frank: Egodocuments and the Construction of Holocaust Memory
  • Mapping the financial place in Luxembourg (1950s till the 2000s)

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.

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  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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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.
  • The Bachelor's degree is mandatory for admission. However, you can apply during the last semester of your Bachelor, before your final results.

Main criteria for selection

  • Proven interest in high level academic research.
  • Good knowledge of written and spoken English and French: a C1 level is required in both languages (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

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  • International

    400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 200 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 200 EUR per semester during 24 months.

Registration fees: 200 € / semester

Living costs for Luxembourg

1212 - 2069 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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