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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. • Modern and contemporary history is the key focus of this course • DMU is ranked in the Top 5 for History in the UK for ‘overall student satisfaction’, according to The Guardian University Guide 2018 • Opportunities to specialise in British, European, American and South Asian history, photographic history, sports history and immigration/ethnic history • Learn from international researchers who utilise innovative teaching methods and teach using the latest learning technologies • International opportunity through #DMUglobal where you will have the opportunity for a meaningful international experience
First year • Presenting and Representing the Past • The Making of the Modern World • 20th Century Europe • Britain in Transition, 1760–1939 Second year • The Historian's Craft • Dissertation Preparation • Visualising the Modern World • British India, 1857-1947 • The Transformation of Modern Britain since 1939 • Englishmen and Foreigners • Unity and Diversity in America • History in the Workplace • Germany and World War Two • The Cold War: Themes, Issues, Controversies • Sport and Empire • Sport in Twentieth Century Britain Third year • Dissertation • Nationalism, Racism and Genocide in 20th Century Europe • Yugoslavia and Beyond • The Olympics • The Sporting Body • Rural Britain • American Presidency • Borders and Boundaries: Transformation of India and Pakistan • Photography and Conflict • Jews in Twentieth Century Britain • Transatlantic Sport: Europe and the USA • Indian Oceans – A History
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. 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. 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.
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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|