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  • Objectives
    The course offers the opportunity to study History with a staff group with an excellent academic reputation and the awareness that you will need to acquire personal transferable skills for pursuing your chosen career after graduation. A compulsory six week work placement at intermediate level provides an opportunity to gain experience in a historical or business environment. The course offers a wide variety of choices, chronologically from the Anglo-Saxons to the 20th century, geographically from Britain and Western Europe to North America and Asia, and theoretically from gender history to the history of ideas.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry Requirements Normally 12-units to include a C in A level History and an overall score of 260 points. We welcome applicants without standard entry requirements but with acceptable evidence of their suitability for the course. We arrange three Open Days and weekly interviews for prospective students throughout the year.
  • Academic Title
    BA History
  • Course description
    Course Structure

    Foundation Year

    History follows a compulsory programme at foundation level to introduce you to the broad chronological, geographical and theoretical range of modules available in subsequent years. You take medieval history, twentieth-century British, European and world history, an introduction to the history of ideas and concepts, as well as modules introducing approaches to historical sources and study skills for historians.

    Intermediate Level

    With knowledge and skills gained at foundation level study, you are free to choose from the wide range of courses offered. You must undertake the unique work placement and one of two core modules, either Early Modern England or 19th Century Britain. You take three more optional modules from a list usually including Modern France, Imperial Germany, USA since 1830, Anglo-Saxon history, 12th Century European and Middle Eastern history, and Heritage.

    Honours level

    You will specialise at honours level, taking special subjects related to the research of the History staff. Modules can include Britain on the Breadline Between the Wars, the French Revolution, Britishness since 1900 and Gender and Society in the Middle Ages. You may be able to write a dissertation on a topic of your choice.

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