European Studies Courses in London

From emperors to émigrés, revolutions to superpowers, look at the events that shaped and are shaping modern Europe. With the continent’s rich history of conflicts, cultures and coalitions – courses offer detail into the most significant events and periods in European history.

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

  1. The Stalin Regime: 1928-1941

    Course Date: Thu 24 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This is an introduction to the history of the Stalin regime in the Soviet Union between 1928 and 1941. Students will learn about key events during the Stalin years and how historians approach them.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £57.00

  2. Catalan separatism: a historical perspective

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 24 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    A brief history of Catalonia, its exceptionalism within Spain, how and why the separatist movement has evolved and what the future might hold.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £17.00

  3. Remodelling Europe after World War I: the fate of the vanquished

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 24 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    The defeat of Germany, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria in 1918 had profound territorial, political and economic consequences on the future of these countries, some of which are still felt today.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £74.00

  4. The emergence of Europe 300-1000

    Course Date: Fri 25 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Explore reasons for the fall of Rome and the emergence of the ‘barbarian’ kingdoms of western Europe. Was it really ‘the Dark Ages’? Were the Vikings simply long-haired tourists who occasionally beat up the natives?

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £96.00

  5. From the Holy Roman Empire to the unification of Germany (the Middle Ages to 1871)

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 28 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    The course offers a broad survey of the German lands over the centuries from the Middle Ages to the Unification of

    Germany in 1871.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £66.00

  6. Europe in the 1920s and 1930s between democracy and dictatorship - Part 1: the 1920s: hopes of a better future?

    New
    Course Date: Wed 7 Oct 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Throughout the 1920s, Europe struggled with political and economic (re)construction and stabilisation. If some progress was made in part of the continent, wartime promises of a better and democratic Europe were shattered by the Great Depression.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £83.00

  7. Christians, Muslims and Jews in Medieval Spain

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 8 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Through interactive lectures and discussions the course explores the idea of tolerant coexistence of religious groups under Islamic rule and after Christian re-conquest; how, by 1525, Catholic supremacy led to the Inquisition, expulsion of the Jews and banning of Islam.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £35.00

  8. The Cold War

    Course Date: Fri 9 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Cold War history courses often adopt chronological or geographic approaches, tying in with either broader Western or narrower national narratives from 1945 to 1989. Instead, this course explores the Cold War through a range of themes that address this globally pivotal moment in time, and looks forward to the Cold War's relevance in the present and future.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £83.00

  9. Introduction to Scandinavian history

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 2 Nov 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Explore the history of Scandinavia from the early state formations to the challenges the region faces today.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £35.00

  10. The Soviet Union and the Second World War

    Course Date: Thu 5 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This course focuses on the Soviet experience of the Second World War, dating from the diplomacy of the late 1930s to the defeat of Germany and Japan in 1945.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £57.00

  11. The Dreyfus affair and its legacy

    Course Date: Wed 11 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Miscarriage of justice, anti-Semitism, reason of state and ultimately triumph of justice. There is more to the Dreyfus Affair though, an event that polarised French society like few before and is at the heart of modern France.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  12. The nation made real: art and identity

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 28 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    How were the visual arts used to engender nationalism before 1800? How does a nation’s history impact upon the design of national emblems? If a nation has a ‘shameful history’ how does it rebrand itself?

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  13. The French Resistance during the Second World War

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 5 Dec 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Behind the post-war myth, what was the French Resistance? Who resisted against Nazi occupation and the collaborationist Vichy regime, and why? How did de Gaulle emerge as its leader and used it to strengthen his power?

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  14. Nazi Germany: politics, society, war and genocide

    Course Date: Fri 25 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This course offers a broad survey of Nazi Germany, its leaders and its population, its racial ideology, political ambitions and structures of rule, its opponents and its victims, and its ultimate descent into world war and genocide.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £83.00

  15. The modern history of the Balkans: Between Europe, Russia and the Ottoman Empire /Turkey

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 28 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    To many, the Balkans seems to be either a violent and incomprehensible region or a bunch of cheap holiday destinations. Focusing on the period from the early 19th century until today, this five-session course looks beyond simplifying narratives of deep ethnic hatred and tourist imaginaries, exploring instead the national and regional dynamics in the context of the location at the overlapping European, Russian and Ottoman/Turkish spheres of influence.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £35.00

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