Leeds Beckett University

Degree level: Undergraduate

History & Media

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Course summary

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Your studies will be truly interdisciplinary as you develop expertise in both history and media, and then explore where they intersect. In your first year, you will study a balance of history and media modules to ensure you develop a strong skillset and knowledge of methodologies in each discipline, such as source analysis and media interpretation. In your second year, you will complete your first interdisciplinary module that will bring your skillset together. In your second and third year, you will be able to drive your studies in a direction that particularly interests you through a wide range of option modules alongside completing a dissertation which explores and celebrates the interconnections between history and media. Employability will be embedded throughout your course. You will be confident in your teamwork, project work and ability to work on live briefs and with media professionals and industry partners, and you will have the opportunity to choose career-focused option modules. This course will see you join a vibrant, research-led academic community in the School of Cultural Studies & Humanities, and you will be taught by active researchers who will guide you in your studies. You will be in the centre of Leeds and in close proximity to over 18 museums, 10 art galleries, 17 theatres, 4 film production companies and 3 recording studios. Our links with the city and the region enable us to offer modules focusing on urban culture, including field trips that will see you conduct your own original research. Our collaboration with multinational services network PwC granted some of our students exclusive access to the company’s archives to compile a unique collection of letters sent during WWI, which was made into a book. The School’s annual trip to Media City in Salford has given students the chance to tour the BBC and participate in a Q&A session with a BBC staff member such as a journalist or producer. The School’s Cultural Conversations speaker series sees staff share their research, and you will have the opportunity to attend guest lectures delivered by leading figures such as TV historian Pam Cox who focused on her Shop Girls series. Our involvement in the Being Human project has seen us work closely with Leeds City Council and Leeds museums, and in past years has focused on subjects such as dystopian fiction and digital stories of the past.

Course details


Year 1 Core Modules:

  • Emergence of Modern Europe
  • Society & Culture in Modern Britain, 1780-1914
  • Media Interactions
  • Twentieth-Century Europe
  • BBC Radio: Cultural Talk, Public
  • Purposes Researching Television
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • Media: Past & Present, Where & When
  • Swinging Britain: Turned on and tuned in to the Sixties
  • Researching Media and Culture
Year 3 Core Modules:
  • History & Media Dissertation
-Mediating Modernities

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 codeV1P3
Institution code L27
Campus nameCity CampusC
Campus codeC

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 104 points A minimum of 80 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.

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History & Media at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS