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  • Objectives
    To provide a substantial grounding in modern British and European history, with further opportunities to study non-European history To nurture the development of open, creative and critical thinkers, who are able to apply these qualities of mind in a variety of intellectual contexts To encourage an appreciation of the nature of historical enquiry, and of the links between history and other disciplines To provide a structure and an environment in which skills relevant to citizenship, work in the wider world, and lifelong learning may be developed
  • Academic Title
    History, BA Hons
  • Course description
    Students study history at the Greenwich World Heritage Site, itself a living legacy of British scientific, maritime and imperial history, as well as a thriving multicultural centre of present-day Britain. Various aspects of early modern and modern British, European, American and world history are covered in this programme. One particular feature is that students have the opportunity to develop practical skills during the final year in one of the many archives, museums, galleries and libraries in the locality.

    Year 1
    -Victorian and Edwardian Britain
    -The Eighteenth Century World: State Society and Empire
    -One option from:
    -War, Culture and Society
    -Film and American Society 1930 - 1980
    -Option chosen from another discipline

    Year 2
    -History: Theory and Practice
    -Period Study – choose from:
    -Germany, Europe and the World 1871 – 1945
    -Culture and Society in Twentieth Century Britain
    -Society and Culture in Early Modern England
    -One option from:
    -Dream Factory: The Motion Picture Industry in American Society
    -Family and Community History
    -A second Period Study option (see above)
    -Option chosen from another discipline

    Year 3
    -The French Revolution
    -Theme Study e.g. :
    -The Rise and Fall of Apartheid in South Africa
    -Magic, Witchcraft and Popular Culture
    -One option  from:
    -The Empire Strikes Back? Race and Immigration in Twentieth Century Britain
    -The Cold War
    -Working for Hollywood
    -Work Placement
    -A second Theme Study option (see above)
    -Option chosen from another discipline

    Career options
    Opportunities in teaching, research (including market research), work in museums, archives or libraries, government, administrative and service industries, or business

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