History, BA Hons

This programme allows you to specialise in national and international history with the option of also incorporating courses from a variety of other subjects such as politics, English or sociology. You will study history at a World Heritage Site, itself a living legacy of British scientific, maritime and imperial history. We take full advantage of our historically and culturally rich location and proximity to central London, incorporating visits to museums and archives into our courses. The programme explores a wide range of historical topics, from global events to community history, and from witchcraft to the World Wars. Degree structureYear 3 read more

Entry requirements may change during Clearing.

3 years full time

6 years part time

Overview

Overview

This programme allows you to specialise in national and international history with the option of also incorporating courses from a variety of other subjects such as politics, English or sociology. 

You will study history at a World Heritage Site, itself a living legacy of British scientific, maritime and imperial history. We take full advantage of our historically and culturally rich location and proximity to central London, incorporating visits to museums and archives into our courses. The programme explores a wide range of historical topics, from global events to community history, and from witchcraft to the World Wars. 

Degree structure

Year 3 students have the opportunity to undertake either a dissertation or a work placement. The dissertation enables you to work on a topic of your own choosing and to put into practice the skills of analysis and research developed in Years 1 and 2. The work placement allows you to develop practical and professional skills and to gain practical experience of working in a history-related profession. 

Outcomes

The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide students with a substantial grounding in modern British, European and world history and to nurture open, creative and critical thinkers who are able to apply these qualities of mind in a variety of intellectual contexts
  • To encourage an appreciation of the nature of historical enquiry and the links between history and other disciplines.

What you'll study

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Extra information

Assessment

Assessment is through examinations and coursework tasks including:

  • Individual and group projects
  • Presentations
  • Critical reviews
  • Portfolios
  • Conventional analytical essays.

Careers

Graduates from this programme can pursue careers in research, teaching, administration and government, librarianship and information services, museums and heritage management, journalism, publishing or the arts. Some career options may require further study.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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