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.

You can now study in the comfort of your home with our online courses.

For a limited time you can enjoy 20% off our online courses with a start date from 1 September 2020 using discount code: NEWONLINE. (Terms & Conditions apply )

To participate in online classes you will need an email address, a reliable internet connection, a computer/laptop/tablet with fully updated browser (preferably Google Chrome). Your device will need a microphone, and preferably a camera. Many classes use Google Classroom.

  1. Ways into advanced historical study

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 16 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    If you have a passion for history, or if you've ever been interested in studying history at a higher level, this course could be right for you. Whether you're an avid hobby historian, or thinking about studying history for your Foundation, Bachelors or Masters degree, this course offers you an introduction to history at an advanced level.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £176.00

  2. Introduction to Scandinavian history

    Course Date: Thu 17 Sep 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: £63.00
    Concession: £35.00

  3. Europe in the 1920s and 1930s between democracy and dictatorship: hopes of a better future?

    Course Date: Tue 22 Sep 2020
    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: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £96.00

  4. 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

  5. Remodelling Europe after World War: 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. The Knights Templar

    Course Date: Fri 31 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Disentangling fact from fiction is not easy thanks to Dan Brown and The De Vinci Code. So bin your copy and learn the truth about this remarkable Order of Knights. Tutor: Vanessa King

    Tutor Bio: Vanessa King is a medieval historian and has taught history and history of art for Birkbeck and

    Goldsmiths Colleges, University of London since 1999. She also teaches for the WEA and the Mary Ward Centre.

    Vanessa has published several articles focussing on Domesday Studies and more recently on the impact of the

    Black Death on fourteenth century England. She is currently engaged in writing a book on medieval queenship.

    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: £26.00

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