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The curriculum for History at DMU is diverse, international in focus and innovative. We use a mixture of year-long and half-year modules to allow students to broaden out their studies and to experience a variety of different teaching methods, module structures and assessment patterns. If you are interested in learning about British, South Asian, European and American History you will be well catered for. We are also proud to offer the opportunity to specialise in areas that are either unique or extremely uncommon in History degrees delivered in the UK. For example, our modules include photographic history, the history of sport and leisure, history of science, history of migration, history of ethnicity and racism, and history and employability. In addition, our lecturers’ geographical specialisations include the history of South Asia, Southeastern Europe, Central America, and Southeast Asia. At DMU, you can study History with a Modern Language (French, Mandarin or Spanish). You will choose 75% of your options from History and 25% of your courses will be language options. Listed below you will find the History options available to you as a Modern Languages student. Key Features:
- Specialise in distinctive areas such as photographic history, history of sport and leisure, war and conflict, migration, history and employability, ethnicity and racism.
- 100% of our graduates from summer 2017 are in work or further study, according to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2016-17 report. They have forged successful careers across a range of professions such as teaching, the law, marketing and the heritage and museum sector.
- Benefit from being taught by renowned experts, as well as take part in organised visits to archives and museums such as the National Archives in London.
- Develop transferable skills by learning how to research and communicate complex information effectively and then put this into practice through a placement. Previous students have gained experience at a large regional newspaper, the award-winning King Richard III Visitor Centre, and taught in Spain.
- Enhance your studies through DMU Global , our international experience programme. History students recently learnt about Jewish immigrant life in New York, discovered Danish heritage in Copenhagen and explored the development of German territories in Berlin.
First year: • Presenting and Re-Presenting the Past • The Making of the Modern World • Twentieth Century Europe • Language module Second year: Students choose three year-long History modules, or the equivalent made up of a mixture of the full and half-year options listed below. • Language module (compulsory) • British India 1857–1947 • Visualising the Modern World 1860-1950 (half-year option) • Newton to Nuclear – An Introduction to the History of Science • The Historian’s Craft: Sources and Methods in History • Dissertation Preparation (half-year option) • Mass Observing Britain in War and Peace, 1936-1951 (half-year option) • The Cold War • Unity and Diversity in the United States • History and Heritage (half-year option) • Sport in the British Empire (half-year option) Third year: Students choose three year-long History modules, or the equivalent made up of a mixture of the full and half-year options listed below. • Dissertation • Nationalism, Racism and Genocide in Twentieth Century Europe • Yugoslavia and Beyond • The Olympics (half-year option) • Photography and Conflict (half-year option) • The Sporting Body (half-year option) • Borders and Boundaries: Legacies of Colonial Rule: India and Pakistan since 1947 • Language module (compulsory) • Environment and Society in the Americas (half-year option) • Textual Studies Using Computers Note: All modules are subject to change in order to keep content current. The course will be divided into 75 per cent History and 25 per cent Modern Foreign Language
Overview: Our teaching is interactive, informal and enjoyable. We encourage you to develop your own thoughts, ideas and viewpoints and you will build the skills you need to be effective in both historical study and the modern workplace. The modules are all designed to improve your skills as an effective historian from analysis and research to reasoning and evaluation. They are also constructed to help you develop aptitudes and characteristics that will improve your employability such as initiative, teamwork and communication. You will be taught by experts in their field, the people who are writing the books you are reading. Our history staff are renowned nationally and internationally for the quality of their teaching and research. We work hard to ensure that the student experience is lively, dynamic and stimulating, and regular guest lecturers and speakers address both curriculum-related topics and topics of broader historical interest. The curriculum for History at DMU is diverse, international in focus and innovative. We use a mixture of year-long and half-year modules to allow students to broaden out their studies and to experience a variety of different teaching methods, module structures and assessment patterns. Contact hours: You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work and self-directed study. Assessment is through coursework (presentations, essays and reports) and usually an exam. Your precise timetable will depend on the optional modules you choose to take, however, in your first year you will normally attend around 10 hours of timetabled taught sessions (lectures and tutorials) each week, and we expect you to undertake at least 27 further hours of independent study to complete project work and research.
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|Campus name||Leicester Campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||112 points||- From at least 2 A Levels including grade C or above in A Level History - Five GCSEs A*-C (9-4) including English Language or Literature|
|A level||C - A*||in History|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||including grade C or above in A Level History|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||26 points|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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