The massive upheavals of the Second World War in Europe continue to influence the region, and the military and civilian aspects of this period present compelling areas of study to this day.
As the host of the Centre for the Study of Modern Conflict, the University of Edinburgh is the ideal location for studying this fascinating and turbulent episode of our recent history. Among our staff are a significant group of scholars whose research interests lie in or around the era of the Second World War in Europe.
This enables us to offer a master's programme in this subject which covers the European continent, including the Scandinavian countries and the Iberian Peninsula as well as major belligerents such as Germany, the Soviet Union and Britain. Alongside military history the programme's diverse courses also highlight the plight of civilian populations: the day-to-day impact of occupation, resistance, collaboration, propaganda and their effect on ordinary people.
Students follow a fixed curriculum of four options which are taught in seminar format throughout the two semesters. They are able to consult members of our team of internationally-respected scholars about the choice and development of their dissertation.
In addition to the lively academic environment within the University, students can enjoy the many charms of the city of Edinburgh with its rich historical and cultural heritage.
The following pages will give you further information, and feel free to contact me with any enquiries that you may have about the programme.
Iain Lauchlan (Programme Director)
This article was published on Apr 11, 2013