In City's History degree, you will 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. You will benefit from this History degree in the following ways:
- Study topics ranging from Conflict and conquest in world history to the United States in the twentieth century, and from Slavery in the Caribbean 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, Indian, Caribbean, Russian, transnational and global history
- Broaden your expertise with elective modules from City’s respected courses in international politics, sociology, English, journalism, psychology, and the creative and cultural industries
- Prepare 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.
Year 1 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: 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 Core Elective Modules: 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: Myth and Mysteries of World Politics The Making of the Modern World Economy Media History and Politics Exploring London Year 2 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: Ideas in History: from the Enlightenment to Post-Colonialism History and Policy Core Elective Modules: Fifty Shades of Red – Russia in the Twentieth Century The American Century: The United States in the Twentieth Century The Making of Modern South Asia Slavery, Colonialism and Revolution in the Caribbean Elective Modules: Digital Storytelling Work Placement Religion and Politics in the Age of Global Change Transnational Social Movements Comparative Asian Politics Micro-Placements Year 3 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: History dissertation History Dissertation Research and Writing Seminar Core Elective Modules: 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 The History of Things: Material and Cultural History in the Twentieth Century Disruptive Divas. Riot Grrrls and Bad Sistas: A History of Women in Popular Music Elective Modules: Publishing in the Digital Age American Foreign Policy Global Money and Finance The Theory and Practice of Conflict and Peace Romantic Aesthetics: Music, Art and Literature Micro-Placements Industry Projects Integrated Professional Training Modules are subject to change.
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, 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.
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The following entry points are available for this course:
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