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Explore the world of history to get ahead in the world today. On our history course, you can choose to study a broad range of historical periods and subjects, including film, sexuality, the First World War, family and gender, the Russian Revolution, and Thatcher and the New Right. You'll also learn the critical and analytical skills needed for many different jobs. Our history degree will open up new worlds for you. You’ll study revolutions, slavery, wars and battles, the making of great leaders, the rise of the middle classes, family and gender roles, and the suffering of the poor. By reading and interpreting documents, and comparing the lives of different people, you’ll develop critical and analytical skills and learn to evaluate and communicate your ideas. You’ll also learn more about the forces and events that shape our world today. Our modules will introduce you to a broad range of historical approaches and periods, but will also allow you to specialise in your own areas of interest. You’ll study the histories of Britain, Europe and the United States from circa 1500 onwards, looking in detail at the history of modern Europe, including the First and Second World Wars, the Russian revolution and the Cold War. You can choose to learn more about family and social history, or how town life differed from rural life. You’ll have the opportunity to study British history from the Tudors to Theresa May, or learn about the history of the United States since 1776. Our course will also allow you to explore the British Empire and forms of imperialism, which affected so many lives in countries around the world. In the last year of your degree, the Major Project will allow you to become a historian and research any topic of your choice. Past students have investigated topics such as the media coverage of the Vietnam War, child labour in the Industrial Revolution, punk rock, 18th-century dandies, First World War military strategy and the crimes of Jack the Ripper.
Year one, core modules Re-uniting the Kingdoms: Early Modern Britain 1485-1715 Western Civilisation 1: Antiquity to the Renaissance Europe in the Age of the Enlightenment 1660-1789 Making of Modern Britain 1688-1832 Citizens: The French Revolution and Modern Political Culture Western Civilisation 2: Reformation to the Modern Age Year one, optional modules Film and History Year two, core modules Britain in the 19th century Britain in the 20th Century 19th Century Europe History Today: Methods and Approaches Year two, optional modules The Growth of the USA The British Empire The United States in the 20th Century Europe in the Age of the First World War Family and Gender in England 1550-1750 Gender and Sexuality in Britain: 1880s-1980s Year three, core modules Major Project History Special Subject Year three, optional modules Leisure and Popular Culture in Britain, 1800 to the Present Russia: Revolution and Reaction Capitalism in Crisis: The Depression and War in Europe Russia after Stalin End of Empires The Cold War: the world divided Thatcher and the New Right Optional modules available all years Anglia Language Programme
For a full breakdown of module options and credits, please view the module structure. You’ll demonstrate what you have learned on the course through a combination of essays, examinations, case studies, field trip reports, document analyses, Internet search reports, book reviews and dissertation.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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|Campus name||Cambridge Campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||96 points||UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent) including a pass in History or related subject|
|A level||96 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent) including a pass in History or related subject|
|Access to HE Diploma||UCAS Tariff Points accepted.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above.|
2020 Entry requirements are under review for the next cycle and have been published using the current cycle information. Please check back when apply opens for the exact requirements. You may also be accepted to this course with an IELTS 5.5 (Academic level- with no individual score being lower than 5.5) or equivalent English Language qualification as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University, but will then be required to undertake additional compulsory free English language modules in your first year.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
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