History Open University


Awarded by: The Open University

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, class and gender – learning 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

We also offer a Diploma of Higher Education in History (W66) that is the same in structure as the first two-thirds of this degree.

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