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  • Objectives
    * Top-rated for teaching quality * Modern and Contemporary History curriculum * Teaching underpinned by cutting-edge research, delivered by internationally renowned tutors * Supportive, informal learning environment, which encourages student creativity and critical thinking * Innovative learning approaches, including online and web-based materials * History is offered with Education, English, Film, International Relations, Journalism, Media and Politics.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements * A Levels/ASs/AVCEs/Key Skills (Level Three) usually 240 points (applicants must have at least two full A Levels) * AGNVQ/BTEC ? Merit/Distinction * Access Pass.
  • Academic Title
    BA History
  • Course description
    BA History


    This is a Modern History programme. It not only helps you to understand how the modern world came into being, but also provides you with context and understanding for the other subject in your joint honours degree. There are also field trips and opportunities to study abroad, eg in the USA.

    In your first year you will study two introductory modules in History, focusing on the making of the modern world and an introduction to History.

    In year two, you have free choice of what to study. You can choose 2 modules from a wide range normally including The Russian Revolution, The Second World War, the Cold War, US Ethnic History, British India 1857-1947 plus others.

    In year three, you once again have free choice. You can choose 2 modules from a wide range, normally including Stalinism, Genocide in the Twentieth Century, Vietnam, Poland Since 1918, plus others. The 10000 word dissertation provides an opportunity to produce an authentic piece of historical research.

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