University of Gloucestershire

Degree level: Undergraduate

History

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Course summary

Why History? Our course explores some of the fundamental issues, events, and ideas that have shaped the modern world, from the Enlightenment and the discovery of the New World, religious upheaval, the rise of European empires, slavery, the birth of nation states, to the onset of global conflict in the 20th century, totalitarian movements, decolonisation, and movements for social justice. Our degree is particularly focused on how the past can be understood through lenses of race, class, and gender, and how historical interpretations are expressed through contemporary popular culture and memory. Our teaching is uniquely focused on a seminar-style approach, meaning you will spend more time working closely with subject experts in American, Soviet, British and European history. You’ll be in small interactive classes that involve activities such as discussions, debates, and hands-on workshops, allowing you to make the most of class time while developing key critical skills and confidence. You will also ‘do’ history and develop key skills that will prepare you for life after graduation. You will get to conduct original research for the Cotswold Centre for History and Heritage, and produce exhibitions for the Gloucester History Festival, working on your investigation, teamwork, and communication skills. You can also choose to study abroad and go on international field trips to places such as Washington DC. Experiences such as these will help you for a range of fascinating careers. Why University of Gloucestershire? We’ve been using our expertise to support and inspire students since 1847. Join us and you will benefit from professional-standard facilities in the beautiful, historic surroundings of Cheltenham and Gloucester. Our vibrant and tight-knit community of over 10,000 students and staff paired with a wide variety of courses means you will have the best of both worlds – a diverse community of sports clubs, societies and activities while also benefiting from specialist lecturers who value you as an individual. Who Cares? We do. We care about our students and the planet. We listened to what our students value most, turning our prospectus digital and providing opportunities for them to protect the planet and move on to study in an environment that works hard to support future generations. As a result, we’re proud that the University of Gloucestershire has been judged the UK’s most sustainable university. Our students never tire of finding inspiration here in the dynamic county of Gloucestershire, home to over 45 festivals every year, including 2000trees, Wychwood and the world-famous Cheltenham Literature festival. Many students gain valuable skills and experience working at these events alongside their studies. After the course Your story with us doesn’t end at graduation. We are proud of our record that 92% of University of Gloucestershire graduates are in work or further study within six months of completing their course*, and throughout your studies we are committed to working with you to develop your future plan. *Graduate Outcomes Survey published 2021 and based on 2018/19 leavers. Experience an open day Book yourself a place at a University of Gloucestershire open day at www.glos.ac.uk/BookAnOpenDay. Our open days have been designed to inform you, inspire you, and help you make the right decision about your next step. It’s your chance to see the university for yourself, get a real insight into what we're about and meet your potential course tutors and lecturers. Our friendly student ambassadors will also be on hand to show you round your campus. To find out more information about this course, visit www.glos.ac.uk/OurCourses, email us on [email protected] or call 03330 14 14 14.

Course details

Modules

This degree focuses on the political, social, economic and cultural history of the modern world, from the European discovery of the Americas in 1492, onwards. In your first year you will sample a range of historical strands, specialising in two or more in your second year. Teaching is primarily through interactive seminars and small classes. Discussion and debate are used to develop your critical skills and confidence.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
V100
Institution code:
G50
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome international students from around the world. Studying in the UK can be a great experience allowing you to meet new people, try new things and experience a new country. Come and join us: http://www.glos.ac.uk/study/international/Pages/international-students.aspx

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Grade 4/C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don't meet your tariff points total we will still consider your application. Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants.


English language requirements

International students will need to produce evidence of an acceptable score on an approved English language test such as IELTS. We run pre-sessional English language courses to help you prepare for undergraduate or postgraduate study.

English Language requirements

http://www.glos.ac.uk/docs/download/International/english-Language-entry-requirements.pdf


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £14700 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £14700 Year 1

Additional fee information

Additional costs and fee information can be found at: http://www.glos.ac.uk/life/finance/costs/pages/fees-and-additional-costs.aspx
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