The Urban History and Culture from University of London Institute in Paris is a unique opportunity to study the social, political, cultural and economic development of the modern city from historical perspectives and through comparative experience of two of the great urban laboratories of the Western world, Paris and London.
You will explore the development of urban topography and planning through site visits and analysis, using a primarily bifocal approach to the growth of city living and management, and how that has shaped the fabric of the world.
With faculty expertise drawn from three Schools in the Faculty of the Humanities and Social Science and ULIP, as well as its split-site delivery, the programme enables students to develop both their empirical understanding of and their methodological approaches to what distinguishes and what connects these two cities, while expanding these comparative insights towards a broader engagement with urban history and culture, and the challenges cities face today.
Studying the MA in Urban History and Culture will provide you with a deep understanding of the history and contemporary organisation of two capital cities through a multidisciplinary approach as well as develop a range of advanced analytical and research skills.
Gaining a recognised postgraduate qualification with strong inter-cultural skills and international experience, along with a range of advanced project management skills will prepare you for many career paths or further study.
- Encountering the City: Historical enquiry in Action
- Interpreting the City: Cultural Constructions and their Material Effects
- Paris in the Nineteenth-Century Imaginary
- Exiles and Outsiders: Parisian Avant-Gardes
- Extreme City: Paris in the Age of Climate Change
- Centrality and the City
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies History Modern History View 10 other Masters in History in France
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Students should have an upper second-class honours degree in a relevant Humanities-related subject. A recognised equivalent from an accredited overseas institution is also accepted.
- If English is not your first language, satisfactory evidence of your English language proficiency must be provided. IELTS 7.0 (minimum writing 6.5) is the minimum level for entry to the course.
- The degree is taught entirely in English and there is no French language requirement.
International18000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18000 GBP per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA9950 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9950 GBP per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Paris
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
There are a number of sources of funding available for the MA in Urban History and Culture. These include University of London scholarships covering tuition fees, external scholarships and government and private loans.
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