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  • Objectives
    Our history syllabus offers you a broad chronological range of study, while providing opportunities for specialisation in particular periods or topics within British, European and American history.
  • Entry requirements
    There are different entry qualifications for each programme. Some programmes require you to have a certain amount of knowledge in a subject before you begin the degree programme – this is called a ‘subject requirement’. Other programmes do not have any specific subject requirements. All programmes will, however, expect you to have reached a certain standard in your education and will ask you to achieve certain grades in your examinations. Most programmes have a standard offer so that you know in advance what you are likely to need. Please note that even if you have the minimum entry qualifications, you are not necessarily guaranteed a place on the degree programme.
  • Academic Title
    BA History
  • Course description
    This BA in History involves the following modules.

    Year 1

    -Approaches to History
    -Landmarks in History
    -Directed Study in History

    Year 2

    -Themes and Issues in History
    -Europe of the Old Regime 1500–1800
    -Social History of the USA 1815–1945
    -Imperial Britain 1815–1982

    Final Year

    -Long Dissertation
    -Medieval Magic & Origins of the Witch Craze
    -Hundred Years War
    -French Revolution
    -Nuremberg Trial
    -Intelligence Service & British Politics 1911–85

    -Ritual, Myth & Magic
    -Slavery & Slave Culture in Antebellum USA
    -Britain at War 1939–45
    -The New Deal

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