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MA Urban History and Culture

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Application Deadlines

Open all year (but advised to apply before July).


September 2024

Programme Duration

1 year - 2 years

Academic Direction
University of London Institute in Paris
Modes of Study
On campus in Paris

This degree offers an unparalleled opportunity to explore the social, political, cultural and economic development of two world cities: Paris and London. Study at the University of London Institute in Paris with the option to spend your second term at Queen Mary University of London.

Key features

  1. Immerse yourself in two world cities

    Gain a deep understanding of the history and contemporary organisation of two great capitals of the western world: Paris and London. Through an experiential learning approach supported by visits to diverse and fascinating sites, you'll explore how the growth of city living and management shaped the fabric of the world.

  2. Explore your interests; discover new ones

    The degree draws on multiple methodologies, from history to sociology and ethnography, and optional modules give you the chance to explore your personal interests. Dissertation topics have ranged from cinematic depictions of Paris to urban environmental policy.

  3. A quality educational experience

    This degree offers you the opportunity to study for a respected University of London master's in the heart of the French capital. Enjoy a high-quality UK academic experience in a friendly campus overlooking the Eiffel Tower in Paris’s seventh arrondissement, with the option to spend your second term in London.

  4. Extensive resources and world-class support

    As a student, you'll benefit from intensive small-group teaching in a tight-knit interdisciplinary environment. Complement your studies with subject-specific resources at the wide-ranging University of London Institute in Paris Library alongside the city's many public and institutional libraries, and Senate House and Queen Mary libraries when in London.

  5. Join our global alumni community

    Follow in the footsteps of a distinguished list of University of London alumni from Nobel prize-winners to leaders in law, finance, humanities and other fields. Enjoy three years of free careers advice offered through Queen Mary’s Careers and Enterprise, alumni membership of Senate House Library, and invitations to global events.

Professor Anna-Louise Milne, Director of Graduate Studies and Research, discusses the MA Urban History and Culture.

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What our students say

“You have the independence to focus on your project, but also know you have a supportive community around you.”

Flora Harrison

Newcastle, UK

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Start dates

  • September 2024 - application deadline closes