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? At University of Gloucestershire, we’ve been encouraging students to meet every ambition since 1847. Join us and you’ll benefit from our three UoG promises: 1. UoG Career Promise – if you are not in a job 6 months after graduating, we’ll guarantee you 6 months of free support post-graduation should you need it, followed by the offer of a paid internship and lifetime career coaching* (*eligibility conditions apply). 2. UoG Accommodation Promise – we guarantee all first-year students accommodation on, or near, the campus you’re studying at. 3. UoG Connections Promise – whilst at UoG, you’ll find the connections to reach your goals. With over 4,000 placements and more than 60 clubs and societies to join, you’ll make connections for life. Our ambition is boundless. Experienced lecturers promote a real-world ethos and treat our students as more than just a number. Alongside our strong support system, guest speakers, networking events and influential partnerships will help you prepare for life after graduation, whether that be in a successful career in your field or onto further study. Students never tire of finding inspiration here in the unique county of Gloucestershire – innovation and bravery thrive here. Cheltenham and Gloucester offer the best of city and country living, with the rolling hills of the Cotswolds paired with vibrant nightclubs and stunning parks in the bustling town and city centres. After the course Your story doesn’t end with us at graduation. We support our graduates to balance purpose with ambition, and 96% of University of Gloucestershire graduates are in work or further study within six months of completing their course*. *Graduate Outcomes Survey published 2023 and based on 2020/21 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.
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
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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
Grade 4/C in GCSE English Language and Mathematics (or agreed equivalent) are required.
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
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