Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Glyndŵr University (Prifysgol Glyndŵr)

Social and Cultural History (with Foundation Year)

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Course summary

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Studying Social and Cultural History at Wrexham Glyndŵr University will introduce you to themes such as family, fashion, crime, art, politics and propaganda – from the Roman era through to the modern age. Alongside regular class-based teaching, there are also visits to country houses, historical archives, and sites of historical importance. These provide a strong practical element to the degree and encourage engagement with a wide range of sources and experiences. We also offer a work placement module in a historical setting of your choice. Our degree is designed to be diverse and enjoyable, with a focus on the investigative and analytical elements of historical study. This focus opens up a wide range of careers. Our students have gone on to work as teachers, writers, researchers, financial analysts and members of the legal profession. The Foundation Year in Humanities will introduce students to a diverse range of themes and activities from the disciplines of History, English Literature, Creative Writing, Theatre and Media. Key Course Features: •Wide-ranging degree – from Ancient Rome to Modern Britain - connected by important social and cultural themes •Work experience opportunities - Placements are available in archives, libraries and heritage centres •A blend of theory and practice - Visits to aristocratic homes and other sites compliment class-based learning •Develop your research, analysis, interpretation, communication and presentation skills •Analyse primary documents from the past •Study local, national and international history

Course details


Year 1 (Foundation Year) MODULES •Introduction to Humanities (Part 1) - In this module, you will study some of the major methods and approaches which underpin Humanities-based study. •Introduction to Humanities (Part 2) - This module will further develop your knowledge and application of relevant Humanities-based approaches, and encourage a deeper understanding of the connections between subjects. •Media Culture - This module introduces students to a wide range of media texts and resources and encourages debates about the changing face of media culture. •Personal Project - This module encourages students to use the skills and knowledge they have acquired on the course to produce a project which best suits their interests and future direction of study. •The skills you need- Develop an appropriate grounding in key academic, personal and professional skills required for successful study at higher education level and progression through Honours degree programmes and subsequent employment and/or further study. (This module can also be delivered in Welsh) •Contextual Studies - This module aims to introduce you to a variety of contemporary issues. It will enable you to relate to your area of interest with the issues presented and instigate healthy discussion and reflective practice amongst your subject groups. Year 2 (Level 4) The second year introduces students to a range of mainly class-based modules, from the Roman era through to nineteenth-century crime and culture. The aim in year one is to develop historical skills of analysis through primary and secondary source evaluation. Modules •Presenting the Past •The Roman Empire: People and Power •Cultural Turning Points •Personal, Professional and Academic Skills •Crime and Popular Culture in Victorian Britain •Britain and Europe 1860-1945 Year 3 (Level 5) Year three provides students with the opportunity to study early modern and modern history and develop further the skills learnt in Year 1. Field trips add a practical element and a placement module provides essential experience of the workplace. Modules •The British in America, 1607-1783 •Life in Tudor England and Wales •The Georgian Age •Culture and Belief in Renaissance Europe •Research Methods in Humanities •Experiencing History in the Workplace Year 4 (Level 6) Year four complements the early modern and modern history of the previous year, with a specific emphasis on British and Welsh history. Students also have the opportunity to undertake a major project of their choice. As with other years, field trips add a practical element to classroom theory. Modules •People and Protest in Victorian England & Wales •Revolution and Readjustment in England and Wales 1625-1690 •American Frontiers in the Nineteenth Century •Dissertation

Assessment method

Our History degree employs a wide range of assessment methods, which include: Essays Exams Poster Presentations Oral Presentations Reflective Journals Portfolios

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeSHFY
Institution code G53
Campus nameWrexham
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 48 points Our general entry requirement for the foundation year is 48 UCAS tariff points but all applications are considered individually and we consider work experience, vocational training/qualifications as well as motivation and potential to succeed. The programme welcomes applications from anyone who can demonstrate a commitment to the subject and the potential to complete their chosen programme successfully. This can be established by showing appropriate academic achievements or by demonstrating that they possess the knowledge and ability equivalent to the academic qualifications.
A level EEE
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP
Access to HE Diploma 48 UCAS Tariff points
Scottish Higher 48 UCAS Tariff points
AS Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MP
Scottish Advanced Higher 48 UCAS Tariff points
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 48 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff point requirement.
Extended Project Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 48 UCAS Tariff points
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal 48 UCAS Tariff points

Wrexham Glyndwr University takes into account a variety of qualifications and experience when considering applications to our programmes. If you are unsure if the qualifications you currently hold will be accepted for entry, or if you're not sure you'll achieve the required UCAS Tariff points, please contact us at [email protected] for further advice and guidance.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Social and Cultural History (with Foundation Year) at Glyndwr University, Wrexham - UCAS