History (Q01) at Open University - UCAS

Open University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

History (Q01)

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Course summary

This wide-ranging course will develop and deepen your knowledge of different periods of history from around 1500 to the late twentieth century. You’ll tackle such exciting and challenging issues as power and warfare, culture and beliefs, health and medicine, imperialism, race, class and gender. In doing so you'll learn the skills of the historian in studying historical materials; exploring how we understand, interpret and debate past events; and investigating a range of critical approaches. Key features of the course

  • Explore a wide range of historical topics, periods and places
  • Find out what it means to be a historian
  • Have the opportunity to develop a project based on independent study
  • Study using custom-made teaching materials
  • Develop skills in research, analysis and communication that are beneficial to a wide range of careers


This degree has three stages, each comprising two modules. You’ll start Stage 1 with a broad introduction to the arts and humanities followed by beginning your study of history with a module focusing on revolutions. Stage 2 includes two compulsory modules: you’ll discover how historians seek to understand change and continuity within the society and culture of Europe between 1500 and 1780; and learn about the British Isles between 1789–1914, a period of rapid transformation. At Stage 3, we offer modules on the rise and fall of Empires since 1492 and on conflict and change in twentieth-century Europe. Alternatively, you can research an independent research project on an aspect of Welsh history of your choice. You can also choose to study one module in art history, classical studies or religious studies.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Student Outcomes

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History (Q01) at Open University - UCAS