De Montfort University

History with French De Montfort University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Our Languages pathway allows you to study French alongside History. Ideal for students who dropped languages at school after year nine or GCSEs, and for those who have no background in languages, the pathway offers you an essential skill for success in the global job market. You will take a 30 credit beginners or post-GCSE module in French which will equate to two hours of language classes and one hour of cultural studies per week, learning about the history, culture, institutions, politics and literature of France.

Modern and contemporary
history is the key focus of this course
DMU is ranked in the Top 5 for History in the UK
for ‘overall student satisfaction’, according to The Guardian University Guide 2018
Opportunities to specialise
in British, European, American and South Asian history, photographic history, sports history and immigration/ethnic history
Learn from international researchers
who utilise innovative teaching methods and teach using the latest learning technologies
Opportunity to study abroad
between years two and three, giving you the chance to experience a different culture, practice your language skills and make new contacts
International opportunity
through #DMUglobal where you will have the opportunity for a meaningful international experience

Course details


First year
• Presenting and Representing the Past
• The Making of the Modern World
• Twentieth Century Europe
• Language module

Second year
• Language module (compulsory)
• The Historian's Craft
• Dissertation Preparation
• Visualising the Modern World
• British India, 1857-1947
• The Transformation of Modern Britain since 1939
• Englishmen and Foreigners
• Unity and Diversity in America
• Germany and World War Two
• The Cold War: Themes, Issues, Controversies
• Sport and Empire
• Sport in Twentieth Century Britain

Third year
• Language module (compulsory)
• Dissertation
• Transatlantic Sport: Europe and the USA
• Nationalism, Racism and Genocide in 20th Century Europe
• Yugoslavia and Beyond
• The Olympics
• The Sporting Body
• Rural Britain
• Borders and Boundaries: Transformation of India and Pakistan
• Photography and Conflict
• Indian Oceans – A History
• Crossing Cultures: Experiencing the International
• Jews in Twentieth Century Britain

Assessment method

Our teaching is interactive, informal and enjoyable. We encourage you to develop your own thoughts, ideas and viewpoints and you will build the skills you need to be effective in both historical study and the modern workplace.

The modules are all designed to improve your skills as an effective historian from analysis and research to reasoning and evaluation. They are also constructed to help you develop aptitudes and characteristics that will improve your employability such as initiative, teamwork and communication.

The curriculum for History at DMU is diverse, international in focus and innovative. We use a mixture of year-long and half-year modules to allow students to broaden out their studies and to experience a variety of different teaching methods, module structures and assessment patterns.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work and self-directed study. Assessment is through coursework (presentations, essays and reports) and usually an exam.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course code V1R9
Institution code D26
Campus name Leicester Campus
Campus code Y

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points - From at least 2 A Levels including grade C or above in A Level History
- Five GCSEs A*-C (9-4) including English Language or Literature
A level A* - C in History
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM including grade C or above in A Level History
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £13,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note that fees for subsequent years of study for continuing students are subject to an annual review. Any increase in fee will be in line with RPI-X (linked to the retail price index) and the fee cap set by the Government.

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