United States

The Boston School of Natinoalism Studies, Boston University: The Institute's approach to nationalism is based on the works of its director, Professor Liah Greenfeld developed in her books Nationalism : Five Roads to Modernity (Harvard University Press, 1992), and The Spirit of Capitalism : Nationalism and Economic Growth (Harvard University Press, 2001). In the past ten years, several younger scholars who studied with Professor Greenfeld have developed these ideas in their dissertations and publications, applying them to new geographical as well as thematic areas. These younger scholars represent the Boston School of Nationalism Studies.

Great Britain

Nationalism Studies, University of Edinburgh: The programme lasts for one academic year for full-time students, who take the core course over two terms, and four other term-length optional courses, normally two in each term. Part-time students, who will normally take the Core Course and one option in their first year. (Please note that most courses are taught during the day.) Assessment in term-length courses is by a 3000-4000 word essay, or by written examination. The core course is double-weighted for examination purposes. Satisfactory completion of the core course and four optional courses qualifies the student to receive the Diploma. Those going on to the MSc degree prepare a dissertation of not more than 15,000 words on a topic agreed with the degree convenor, to be submitted in mid September.

University of Kent at Canterbury: The explosion of conflict between groups calling themselves nations and the contestation of collective identities are decisive influences in contemporary society. This MA reviews the contribution of social science on this subject and draws on the strength the Department has in this area. Kent is known for its anthropological expertise in Mediterranean Basin, African and South East Asian anthropologies, and as these regions are those in which issues of ethnicity, nationalism and identity are particularly salient, the Anthropology Department is well sited to deal with these topics. In addition there are courses in the Departments of Politics and International Relations, History and Sociology which students enrolled for the MA in Ethnicity, Nationalism and Identity will be able to take.

Department of Government, London School of Economics: The MSc Nationalism and Ethnicity is housed in the Department of Government but taught by staff from several departments. Its aim is to provide students with a sound intellectual understanding from an interdisciplinary perspective, including history and culture, of theories and practices of nationalism and ethnicity world wide. Students will undertake a core course, introducing them to the major approaches, and then will choose from a range of options, which address thematic issues, such as the politics of nationalism and ethnic conflict, warfare and religion, international dimensions to minority rights, or aspects of nationalism in particular areas of the world. Normally, 20 students a year are admitted to the program.

CRONEM: Centre for Research on Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Multiculturalism, Roehampton University: CRONEM is a developing multidisciplinary research centre in the field of nationalism, ethnicity and multiculturalism. It brings together those at Surrey and Roehampton who are engaged in issues which lie at the nexus between nation, ethnicity, multiculturalism, citizenship and migration. Reflection on these issues through arts and humanities disciplines provides a distinctive focus for this Centre and added value in funding bids.

Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict, Birkbeck College, University of London: 1-year MS/MRes degree program including both evening classes and a dissertation.

M.Sc in Migration, Queen Mary University of London: The M.Sc in Migration applies various historical and methodological approaches to the study of the movement of people both to the contemporary world and to historic case studies. It focuses on the conceptual and critical frameworks of migration theory with particular reference to the interplay between the political, social and economic. It examines the implications of policy on migrants and migration and cultural change and stasis within the context of migration. The Masters in Migration aims to enable students to: identify the main approaches to the study of migration; equip students with a knowledge of key themes and issues in the movement of people over the past two centuries and to encourage students to develop a critical approach to theories of migration. On successfully completing the programme we would expect students to be able to: apply a range of theoretical and conceptual approaches to historical and contemporary case studies in migration; to demonstrate a critical understanding of the main theoretical approaches to the study of migration; to compare and contrast patterns of migration over time and space and to practically apply the knowledge and skills acquired during the study of migration.

MA in Nationalism and Identity, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London: The Masters in Nationalism and Identity provides an opportunity to study issues of identity, ethnicity and nationalism in post-communist Europe across a range of contexts and from a variety of perspectives. Courses offered within the programme draw on disciplines such anthropology, cultural and film studies, political science and nationalism studies.

MA/MPhil/PhD in Transnational Studies: Society, Culture, and Language, University of Southampton: A four-year program focusing on socio-political, historical, cultural, and linguistic aspects of transnationalism.


Nationalism Studies Program @ Central European University: An English language nationalism studies program in Budapest, Hungary which includes both MA and PhD programs. Applications for the next academic year are due 6 January. Financial Aid information can be found at:

MPhil in Ethnic and Racial Studies, University of Dublin: The innovative MPhil in Ethnic and Racial Studies offers specialist theoretical and practical training in issues relating to 'race', ethnicity and racism in Irish, European and global contexts. The programme is well placed in Ireland, where ethnic conflicts have been central to the construction of Irish identities.

MSc in Migration, Ethnic Relations and Multiculturalism (MERM), Universiteit Utrecht: The comparative study of migration, ethnic relations and multiculturalism is essential for understanding contemporary European societies in the context of changing international relations and governance. Modern societies are increasingly multicultural and therefore understanding intercultural relations and cultural differences is an important requirement of modern civic life.


Ethnicity and the Nation-State: Course syllabus for Dr. Ephraim Nimni's course on ethnicity and nationalism at the University of New South Wales.

Graduate Collaborative Programme in Ethnic and Pluralism Studies, University of Toronto, Canada: The Robert F. Harney Professorship and Program in Ethnic, Immigration, and Pluralism Studies supports and promotes interdisciplinary research and teaching on ethnic diversity and interethnic group relations in Canadian society in a comparative context.  Its purpose is to develop graduate programs in the study of ethnicity, and to involve faculty, professionals, and students from various disciplines. Expertise in the study of ethnicity is greatly valued by social agencies, consulting firms, hospitals, civic organizations, and other institutions that deal with issues that include: immigration and immigrant adjustment, Native Peoples, attitudes towards diverse cultures, minority group conflicts, and cultural diversity policies.

Political Geography of Nationalism in Sri Lanka: Course taught at the University of Peradeniya (Sri Lanka) and specifically designed for students from South Bank University (London) taking part in an overseas exchange program. This course is offered yearly by Dr. Shantha K. Hennayake.

Ethnic Nationalism and The Modern World: Syllabus for undergraduate course on Ethnic Nationalism taught by Dr Roger Just at the University of Melbourne.