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The Critical History BA(Hons) is for students who want to study topics and methods that are relevant to the demands of today. Its starting point is the present and it uses history to address the many crises and challenges of the contemporary world.
The degree focuses on modern history, starting from the nineteenth century all the way to the twenty-first century, paying particular attention to the themes of historical change and struggle.
Eschewing traditional approaches to history, the degree adopts a unique teaching method. First, it is interdisciplinary, drawing from other disciplines such as politics and cultural studies in its exploration of historical themes. Second, it focuses not just on what happened but also on the mechanics of history as a discipline, its production, and its social and political uses.
You will be taught in small seminar groups, where you will develop your ability to make persuasive arguments and participate in debates.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
|UCAS Tariff||96 - 104 points||Entry requirements are in the range of A-level BCC–CCC (104–96 UCAS Tariff points), or BTEC Extended Diploma DMM–MMM. Our conditional offers typically fall within this range. We will generally make you an offer if your predicted grades are at the top of this range. If your predicted grades are towards the lower end of this range we may still make you an offer if you have a good GCSE (or equivalent) profile or relevant non–academic achievements.|
|A level||BCC - CCC|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM - MMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||P: 45 credits||Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits, to include at least 45 credits at Level 3. Access courses in Humanities, History or Politics are preferred.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||A minimum of English Language and Mathematics at grade C/4|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||27 points|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H3, H3, H3, H4, H4||Or equivalent combination of grades.,|
Additional entry requirements
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||6.0 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements. Or equivalent English Language qualification.|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
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