Study Programmes Master en Histoire européenne contemporaine

(De)coding European History


The Master in European Contemporary History provides students with a high-level education in European History with a special focus on Digital Humanities and Public History.

The Programme at a glance – 120 ECTS

  • Duration:
    2 years / 4 sem
  • Languages:
    FR, EN
  • Admissions:
    EU: 1 Feb 2023 – 15 Jul 2023
    Non-EU: 1 Feb 2023 – 30 Apr 2023
  • Fees:
    200€/ sem. (semester 1,2,3,4)
  • Format:

Why study with us?

The Master in European Contemporary History addresses economic, social and cultural aspects of European history.
Students can either specialise in “European history in a long-term perspective” or in “Social and political history of contemporary Europe”. Depending on the lecturer, seminars are taught in English or French.

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What do we offer our students?

Historical understanding of contemporary European issues

In a highly transformative and challenging age, students learn how to analyse European history and culture(s) beyond national frameworks, how to develop a long-term perspective across periods, how to explore and present historical findings using digital technologies.

A focus on digital history

The programme puts special emphasis on Digital Humanities and Public History. Students are invited to use digital sources, tools and methodologies, and may develop their own ways of telling (hi)stories, both for academic and non-academic audiences.

Innovative teaching and learning methods

The programme is multilingual and designed for a maximum of 25 students, allowing for individual tutorials and coaching. It encourages project-based learning. The research seminar or the winter school allow students to get in touch with the latest research, while developing their own research approach.


For any questions regarding this programme, please send your request to

  • Valérie Schafer

    Deputy Study Programme Director
  • Sonja Kmec

    Sonja Kmec

    Study Programme Director
  • Cécile Mangin-Sikora

    Study Programme Administrator