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  • Objectives
    To provide a substantial grounding in Social and Cultural History, principally focussed on modern British history but with opportunities to study European and global histories 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 contested nature of historical enquiry, and of the value of visual and material culture as forms of historical evidence
  • Academic Title
    Social and Cultural History, BA Hons
  • Course description
    This programme provides a flexible and diverse training in the Humanities tradition, and opens opportunities for a wide variety of careers. As well as providing a substantial grounding in modern history, the programme explores social and cultural change and examines what changing notions of society and culture tell us about history.

    The degree offers a wide variety of courses in modern and early modern history, and includes opportunity for independent research and work placements. The programme will appeal to those with an interest in past societies and cultures, as well as to those who are interested in the evolution of contemporary understandings of society and culture.


    Year 1
    -Victorian and Edwardian Britain
    -War, Culture and Society
    -One option from:
    -The Eighteenth Century World: State, Society and Empire
    -Understanding Cultural Difference

    Year 2
    -Culture and Society in Twentieth Century Britain
    -History: Theory and Practice
    -One option from:
    -Dream Factory: The Motion Picture Industry and American Society
    -Family and Community History
    -Society and Culture in Early Modern England

    Year 3
    -Magic, Witchcraft and Popular Culture in Early Modern England
    -One option from:
    -The Empire Strikes Back? Race, Immigration and National Identity in 20th Century Britain
    -Working for Hollywood
    -One option from:
    -History Dissertation
    -History Placement
    -Option chosen from another discipline

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