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Course summary

Develop your expertise in history and media while building your confidence in teamwork and project skills, working on live briefs with media professionals and industry partners. As part of your course you’ll:

  • Study in a truly interdisciplinary way as you explore how history and media intersect
  • Join the vibrant, research-led academic community in the School of Cultural Studies & Humanities
  • Be taught by active researchers who can help guide your studies
  • Have the opportunity to choose practical, career-focused option modules to boost your CV and improve your employability upon graduation
Find out more Course structure You’ll study a balance of history and media modules in your first year, helping you develop a strong skillset and knowledge of methodologies in each discipline. Things like source analysis and media interpretation. In your second year, you’ll bring your skillset together by completing your first interdisciplinary module. You’ll also begin driving your studies in the direction you want through a wide range of module options. Your third year culminates in the completion of your dissertation, which explores and celebrates the interconnections between history and media. Employability is embedded throughout your course. City of culture You’ll be studying in the centre of Leeds, in close proximity to a number of museums, art galleries, theatres, film production companies and recording studios. Through our links with the city, you can choose from a range of modules focusing on urban culture, including field trips that will see you conduct your own original research. You’ll have the chance to attend guest lectures through the school’s Cultural Conversations speaker series. These see staff share their research and include talks delivered by leading figures, such as TV historian Pam Cox. 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. Why study History and Media at Leeds Beckett University...
  • Leeds Beckett University placed top 25 in the UK for Media & Film Studies*
  • Strong and meaningful partnerships with community organisations
  • We offer distinctive and creative programmes that are responsive to the changes taking place in society
  • Explore two subjects in detail on an interdisciplinary course
  • Study dedicated joint honours modules
  • Real-life projects
  • Study abroad option
  • Expert careers service
*The Guardian, 2021


Year 1 Core Modules:

  • Emergence of Modern Europe
  • Society & Culture in Modern Britain, 1780-1914
  • Media Interactions
  • Researching Television
  • BBC Radio: Cultural Talk, Public Purposes
  • 20th-Century Europe
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • Media: Past & Present, Where & When
  • Swinging Britain: Turned on and tuned in to the 60s
  • Researching Media & Culture
In addition, choose from a list of Year 2 option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list. Year 3 Core Modules:
  • History & Media Dissertation or Working with the Past Major Project
  • Mediating Modernities
In addition, choose from a list of Year 3 option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

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