European history

European Studies Courses Online & 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.

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  1. Europe between democracy and dictatorship: the 1930s, growing shadows
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    These were Europe’s dark years, as democracy gave way to dictatorship in many countries, tensions rose, the post-First World War order disintegrated, and the continent, subjected to Hitler’s policies and ambitions, drifted towards war.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £229.00 Concession £101.00
  2. Rise and fall of the Spanish global empire
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    How and why Spain won – and lost - the world’s first truly global empire; its impact on the Spanish colonies and on Spain itself; how far it acted as a model for the empires that followed.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £44.00
  3. Britain and France in the Hitler years
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    This course will explore how Britain and France reacted to the rise of Hitler and how the Nazi dictatorship led to strife between former allies, but eventual partnership and triumph. Note : NO CLASS ON FEBRUARY 17th 2022.



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £96.00
  4. Norse code: deciphering the Viking age
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 3 Feb 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    This interdisciplinary course provides a brief overview of the Viking Age (c. 750-1100 CE) by exploring medieval texts, place-names, and artefacts from a variety of perspectives and themes.



    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 £129.00 Concession £57.00

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