A central mission of the Centre is ‘to foster the study of the Holocaust and these related subjects at an undergraduate and postgraduate level, to develop and disseminate advanced knowledge and reflection on the issues and values they raise.’


The Stanley Burton Centre contributes to a number of modules which are available to study whilst completing undergraduate courses within History at Leicester (modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years):

Year 1

  • People and Places
  • Europe 1861-1991: Emancipation and Subjugation

Year 2

  • Perceiving the Past
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Stormtroops, Iron Guard and Arrow Cross: Fascism and Genocide in Eastern Europe, 1938-1945

Year 3

  • The Holocaust genocide in Europe (special subject)
  • Mass Violence and Genocide in Europe and its Colonies before and after the Holocaust (special subject)


At postgraduate level the Stanley Burton Centre currently offer the following module:

  • 'Those were the Days' - The Holocaust through the Eyes of Bystanders, Profiteers and Perpetrators

Research supervision

We are happy to supervise postgraduate students, including MA and PhD theses related to Holocaust and Genocide Studies. For further inquiries - including grant applications to the AHRC, ESRC and a number of PhD scholarships - please email us.