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BA History

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  • Objectives
    The emphasis is on British, American, European and World history from 1450 to the present day. Local and regional history is also included. The political, social, economic, intellectual and cultural nature of these societies is explored.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements 240 points. A level/AS level/Vocational A level (one of which should be: History, Ancient History, Classical Civilisation, Economics, Government and Politics, Law or Sociology). Equivalent qualifications may be considered.
  • Academic Title
    BA History
  • Course description
    BA History


    History Year 1

        * You will study the history of Britain and Europe from the 16th century to the end of the 20th century; Colonial America; America in the Age of Enlightenment and Revolution, 1763-1812; the non-European world from 1850
        * You will attend workshops using the primary source materials and the internet

    History Year 2

        * Study includes: culture and society in Europe, 1450-1700; Germany and the Thirty Years War; European Reformation; riot in the 18th century; Britain 1940-1970, history of East Asia; European history in the 20th century
        * Workshops examine and reconstruct elections
        * Techniques of the oral and film historian are explored

    History Year 3

        * Modules include: parish life in medieval England; family, sex, and society in Britain 1450-1700; crime in the 18th and 19th centuries; the English reformation; the English revolution 1640-1660, Britain in the 1930s; politics in the reign of George III; history of European integration from 1945; the second World war
        * Dissertation

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