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  • Objectives
    -provide a supportive environment for all students, free of bias or discrimination; -stimulate critical study of the past;to develop and extend students' powers of critical and analytical thought and logical argument by applying them to historical interpretation of both primary and secondary sources; -extend students' powers of critical analysis and logical argument by applying them to historical interpretation, and to develop their capacity to communicate and present ideas orally and in writing; -advance the ability of students to work independently and to organise effectively their own schedules of personal study; p-rovide a broadly based and challenging curriculum, based upon the study of diverse historical periods and cultures; -develop appreciation of a variety of theoretical approaches and methodologies with reference to particular Historical courses and periods; -provide the staff expertise and learning resources necessary to enable students to engage effectively with their studies; -produce graduates possessing the transferable skills of self-management and independence essential for employment, postgraduate study, or further training.
  • Entry requirements
    Selected entry requirements English language: Minimum IELTS score of 7.0 or equivalent; eg. NCUK EAP minimum Grade of A with range of 70-79 TOEFL: PBT score of 600; CBT score of 250; TWE score of 5.5; IBT score of 100. A level: Grades AAA-AAB. This should include grade A in History. General Studies is welcomed but not included as part of the standard offer. Unit grade information: The University of Manchester welcomes the provision of unit grade information which, like all other available information, will inform the consideration of applications. Unit grades will not normally form part of offer conditions, except for Mathematics programmes. GCSE: Minimum of grade C in English Language and Mathematics. Key Skills qualification: The University warmly welcomes applications from students studying the Key Skills qualification. However, as the opportunities to take these modules are not open to all applicants, currently this is not an essential requirement of the University. International baccalaureate: 37 points overall, including 6 or 7 in three Higher Level subjects, one of which must be History. Additional entry requirements Additional entry requirements exist for this course. You may view these by selecting from the list below.
  • Academic Title
    BA History
  • Course description
    This programme offers enormous choice as well as the highest quality. You choose courses from a wide range, from Ancient, Medieval, Modern and Economic and Social History, as well as in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine. You can either specialise in particular areas or follow several interests. The final year offers specialised study of topics including British, European, American, African and Asian history at different periods, and a 12000-word thesis.

    Course content for year 1
    Please note that the following list is intended to be a guide only - course content or availability may change slightly as we aim to improve and update our courses yearly.


    HIST10101  History in Practice

    HIST10812  Core Course: Long Essay


    Three courses chosen from:

    Semester 1 course units

    CLAH10022  The Greeks and the Mediterranean World 800-449 BC

    HIST10121  The Peoples of Early Medieval Europe

    HIST10311  State, Nation and Nationalism c1750 - c1920

    HIST10511  Globalisation in Historical Perspective

    HIST10141 A Victorian City: Social, Cultural and Economic Histories of Manchester

    Semester 2 course units

    CLAH10022  From Republic to Empire: Introduction to Roman History, Society and Culture

    HIST*****  Power and Protest in Plantagenet England

    HIST10052  Origins of England

    HIST10062  Origins of British Industrialisation: British Economic & Social History 1550 - 1830

    HIST*****  War in History: Experience, Representation, Memory

    HIST10302  Communities and States in Early Modern Europe


    Free Choice option (approved by programme director)

    Course content for year 2
    Please note that the following list is intended to be a guide only - course content or availability may change slightly as we aim to improve and update our courses yearly.


    HIST20390  Long Essay/Book Review


    Four Course Units chosen from the following.  Note: Please ensure that in your first two years you have taken course units in three of the following four areas: Economic, Modern, Medieval and Ancient History.

    Economic and Social History:

    HIST*****  British Economic and Social History, 1880-1980

    HIST20091  British Population and Social Structure, 1700-1950

    HIST20452  European Economic History, 1914-95

    HIST20521  An Industrialising Society: English Economic and Social History, 1689-1830

    Units in Modern History:                                                                 

    HIST20132  Cultures of Empire: India and the American Colonies 1600-1900

    HIST*****  A Liberal Nation?  State and Society in Britain from 1815 to present

    HIST20172  European Reformations

    HIST20182  European Intellectual History: Rousseau to Freud

    HIST20212  The Intellectual Revolution in Britain, c.1600-1750

    HIST20872 History of Women in Britain, 1780-1980

    Units in Medieval History:

    HIST20041  Town and Country in Medieval England

    HIST*****  Carolingians and the Invention of Order

    HIST20652  The Body and Society: Christianity in the West 300-1500

    HIST*****  Late Medieval Europe: The West

    HIST20661  Reading the English Landscape

    Units in Ancient History: TBA

    Course content for year 3
    Please note that the following list is intended to be a guide only - course content or availability may change slightly as we aim to improve and update our courses yearly.

    Compulsory - HIST30980  Thesis

    Optional - Four units chosen from the following.  Students may replace ONE HI course unit with an option chosen from any other subject area within the Faculty of Humanities or the School of Life Sciences.

    HIST30011  Medicine Before 1800: Changing Conceptions of the Body, Disease and Health in Early Modern Europe

    HIST*****  Economic History of 20 th Century Spain

    HIST*****  Natives and Strangers: Cultural Encounters in the Americas, 1492-1716

    HIST*****  Family, Gender and House: Some Relationships Between People and Space, 1500-1800

    HIST31072  The Origins of the Spanish Civil War, 1875-1936

    HIST30262  Monks and Warriors: European Masculinities, 300-1100

    HIST30271  Early Modern Imperialism: The European Empires in America 1500-1800

    HIST30291  A Nation in the Making: Nationalist Consciousness and Indian Imaginings, 1800-1947

    HIST30302  Church, Society and Religion in 17 th Century France

    HIST*****  The Invention of a German Nation

    HIST30321  Gender and the Social Construction of Identity in the Early Modern Period

    HIST*****  Ireland since 1922

    HIST*****  History of Sexuality

    HIST30491  Child Labour in British Society, 1700-1870

    HIST30501  Pagans, Priests and Power: The English Conversion to AD 670

    HIST30512  Power, Culture and the Modern European City

    HIST*****  History: is it true; is it useful?

    HIST30561  Literature and Society in the Age of Chaucer

    HIST*****  The Wars of the Roses

    HIST*****  War, Empire and Heroism in Britain from 1805 to the present

    Also various Ancient History Units

    Career opportunities
    The skills you acquire as an historian are particularly valued by employers. Graduates enter the media, national politics, law and accountancy, commerce, business and industry, the Civil Service, local government, teaching and numerous other areas. Many undertake postgraduate study or further training.

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