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Course summary

Nurture your understanding of social, cultural and political developments in Britain, Europe and the wider world. You’ll explore history from 1700 onwards. From landscapes and air pollution to the politics of revolution, learn about how modern history continues to shape our world. As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Learn how historians look to the future based on their understanding of the past
  • Expand your knowledge of social, cultural and political development from 1700 onwards
  • Analyse documents including films, official records, personal narratives and letters in the context of global events
  • Work directly with communities in Leeds and help uncover the city's rich history
  • Gain transferable skills in research, writing and critical analysis to become a highly employable graduate
Find out more We celebrate students and staff with a true passion for the arts and humanities. We’ll nurture your passion. This course will develop your creative and critical thinking through:
  • Inspired teaching and intellectual debate
  • Day-to-day interaction with award-winning authors and playwrights
  • A rolling programme of media industry professionals, published lecturers and world-renowned researchers
Career opportunities We’ll open your mind to the wide range of opportunities to pursue a career you love. This could be anything from writing and teaching, through journalism and copywriting, business and marketing, to research and publishing. Heart of culture and the arts Leeds is the Northern heart of culture and the arts. Your campus sits in the very centre of the city, surrounded by numerous museums, art galleries, theatres, film production companies and recording studios. We work directly with Leeds museums and galleries and many regional events, including the Ilkley Literature Festival and the Leeds West Indian Carnival. Diverse research community Our research and teaching explore a diversity of topics, from South Africa under Apartheid to the cultural impact of the LGBTQ community, and on-line racism in football to 21st-century genres. Hands-on learning We're also very hands-on. You’ll have access to regular conferences, seminars and events organised by our Centre for Culture and the Arts, and collaborations with institutes and cultural organisations. Why study History at Leeds Beckett University...
  • 100% of students were positive about the teaching on BA (Hons) History*
  • We are ranked in the top 25 universities in the UK for studying History **
  • Guest lectures delivered by industry professionals
  • Applied Humanities practical module option
  • Strong and meaningful partnerships with community organisations
  • 96.4% of graduates in work or further study 15 months after graduation***
*National Student Survey 2023 ** The Guardian League Table *Percentage of respondents from this course, HESA Graduate Outcomes 20-21


Year 1 Core Modules:

  • Emergence of Modern Europe
  • Trade, Colonisation & Empire
  • Society & Culture in Modern Britain 1780-1914
  • 20th-Century Europe
  • Migration & Cultural Encounters
  • The Public & the Past
Year 2 Core Modules: History: Theory & Practice
  • 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:
    • Dissertation or Working with the Past Major Project
  • In addition, choose from a list of Year 3 option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.

  • How to apply

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    If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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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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    History at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS