City, University of London

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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Explore the events, forces, and ideas that have shaped modern and international history with this fascinating three-year degree. You will develop a strong understanding of major political, cultural, social and economic forces that have shaped the world, and will learn about a wide array of societies and cultures.

  • Study topics ranging from Conflict in world history to the United States in the twentieth century, and Digital storytelling to Women in popular music
  • Gain experience in the tools and techniques of historical research and engage in independent research projects of your own choosing
  • Learn from research-active academic experts in British, European, Asian, American, Russian, transnational and global history
  • Broaden your expertise with elective modules from City’s respected courses in international politics, sociology, English, journalism, psychology, and creative and cultural industries
  • Prepare you for a wide range of postgraduate study and career options in areas such as publishing, the cultural sector, museums and heritage, consultancy, and public policy
  • Develop vital skills such as independent research, teamwork, critical thinking and analytical reasoning, leadership, time-management, and written and oral communication.

Course details


In year 1 you will study world history from the ancient world to the modern era, gaining an understanding of historical methodology and digital history. Select elective modules from a wide choice of complementary disciplines. Core modules include: • The Development of the Modern World • Conflict, Conquest, and Cultural Encounter in World History • The Bigger Picture: History in Contemporary Politics and Culture • History in the Age of Digital Information • From Rule, Britannia! to Brexit Britain: Britain and the World in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries • From Empires to Union: Europe in the Twentieth Century” Elective modules include: • Myth and Mysteries of World Politics • The Making of the Modern World Economy • Media History and Politics • Exploring London In year 2 you will examine the ideas and ideologies that have shaped the modern world, and broaden your historical knowledge with a range of national and regional histories. Apply your research skills beyond the classroom and begin to focus on professional skill development. Core modules include: • Ideas in History: from the Enlightenment to Post-Colonialism • Fifty Shades of Red – Russia in the Twentieth Century • Ordering the World: International Thought in the Twentieth Century • The American Century: The United States in the Twentieth Century • Cultures of Benevolence: Philanthropy and Civil Society from 1601 to the Present • The Making of Modern Japan • India in the Eighteenth Century Elective modules include: • Work Placement • Religion and Politics in the Age of Global Change • Transnational Social Movements • Comparative Asian Politics • Violent Politics • Web Creation and Digital Storytelling In year 3 you will conduct a major piece of independent research on a subject of your choice. Deepen your historical knowledge and develop your professional skills with elective modules reflecting diverse scholarly and applied disciplines. Core modules include: • History dissertation • History Dissertation Research and Writing Seminar Elective modules include: • Radicals and Reformers: Left-Wing Politics and Activism in Britain and the World since 1945 • Revolution: Rebels and Riots in Modern History • Comparative Empires in the Modern Era • Genocide and the Holocaust in History and Memory • Disruptive Divas. Riot Grrrls and Bad Sistas: A History of Women in Popular Music • American Foreign Policy • The Global Political Economy of Development • International Politics of the Middle East • Politics of Forced Displacement • Global Money and Finance • The Theory and Practice of Conflict and Peace • Publishing in the Digital Age

Assessment method

The assessment weighting for year one is 10%, year two is 30% and year three is 60%. You will be assessed through a variety of methods, which may include coursework, essays, reading reflections, unseen exams, oral presentations, group assignments, and a history dissertation. Assessment will emphasise both intellectual rigour and skills that will be crucial in your subsequent professional life.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £15920 Year 1

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