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City’s BA History (Hons) explores the events, forces, and ideas that have shaped modern and international history. The programme has been designed in consultation with employers from fields including political and human rights consultancies, museums, and publishing. Professional development is embedded throughout the program at all levels. The History BA (Hons) degree will particularly appeal to ambitious students interested in modern and international history. You will develop a strong understanding of major political, cultural, social and economic forces that have shaped the world, and will learn about a wide array of societies and cultures.
You will gain experience in the tools and techniques of historical research, work with digital information, and engage in independent research projects of your own design. You will benefit from our staff’s commitment to teaching and mentoring, as well as their research expertise in British, European, Asian, American, Russian, transnational and global history. You will also take advantage of City’s strengths in international Politics, Sociology, English, Journalism, Psychology and the creative and cultural industries through a range of elective modules.
The course will prepare you for a wide range of postgraduate study and career options in areas such as digital information, publishing, the cultural and creative industries, the museums and heritage sector, consultancy, and public policy. You will develop vital skills such as independent research, teamwork, critical thinking and analytical reasoning, leadership, time-management, and written and oral communication. Based in a multicultural institution in the heart of a cosmopolitan city, this degree will take you on a journey through key historical developments in a range of nations, societies and cultures, and explore transnational interactions and globalising influences over time. The course will teach you how to understand, think about and research the past, and will allow you to enrich your studies with a wide range of modules from other disciplines, including International Politics and English.
The course emphasizes digital technology and digital information, and encourages you to think about the role of technology in society, culture, politics and historical preservation. The programme’s strength in digital history will enhance your studies and open the door to future careers in the world of digital information.
History graduates work in nearly every field as teachers, lawyers, consultants, creative and business executives, journalists, writers, filmmakers, activists, and public servants. To help you prepare for your future career, this course will provide you with skills and knowledge relevant for a range of professional settings. You will develop expertise in research, critical analysis, public speaking, teamwork, complex problem solving and community engagement that you can apply far beyond your studies.
In the first year you will take core modules that introduce you to major themes and developments in world history from the ancient world to the modern era, and gain an understanding of historical methodology and digital history. You will combine elective modules in History with a selection of interdisciplinary modules from International Politics, Psychology and Sociology.
The Development of the Modern World (30 credits)
Conquest, Conflict and Cultural Encounters in World History (15 credits)
The Bigger Picture: History in Contemporary Politics and Culture (15 credits)
History in the Age of Digital Information (15 credits)
In the second year of the programme you will examine the ideas and ideologies that have shaped the modern world, and broaden your historical knowledge with a range of national, regional, and topical histories. You will also apply your historical research skills beyond the classroom, and begin to focus on professional skill development.
Ideas in History: from the Enlightenment to Post-Colonialism (30 credits)
Living History: Group Project (15 credits)
In the third year you will conduct a major piece of independent research on a subject of your choice in consultation with an academic expert. You will deepen your historical knowledge with a range of academically rigorous seminars, and you will continue to develop your professional skills by choosing from a broad selection of optional modules reflecting diverse scholarly and applied disciplines.
History Research Seminar and Dissertation (30 credits total)
The assessment weighting for year one is 10%, year two is 30% and year three is 60%.
You will be assessed through a variety of methods, which may include coursework, essays, reading reflections, unseen exams, oral presentations, group assignments, and a history dissertation. Assessment will emphasise both intellectual rigor and skills that will be crucial in your subsequent professional life.
How to apply
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|Campus name||City, University of London|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
|UCAS Tariff||120 points||120 from grades BBB or BBC plus one AS/EPQ|
|A level||BBB||Grades BBB or 120 UCAS tariff points to include BBC plus one AS or EPQ - General Studies and Critical Studies are not accepted.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM|
|Access to HE Diploma||Please refer to institution|
|Scottish Higher||Please refer to institution|
|Extended Project||We welcome applications that include the EPQ. Where relevant, this may be included in our offer, resulting in an 'A' Level offer reduced by one grade.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||4/C in both English Language and Mathematics|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||29 points|