History, BA Hons

History, BA Hons

This programme allows you to specialise in national and international history with the option of also incorporating courses from a variety of other subjects such as politics, English or sociology. You will study history at a World Heritage Site, itself a living legacy of British scientific, maritime and imperial history. We take full advantage of our historically and culturally rich location and proximity to central London, incorporating visits to museums and archives into our courses. The programme explores a wide range of historical topics, from global events to community history, and from witchcraft to the World Wars. Year 3 students have the opportunity to undertake either a dissertation or a work placement. The dissertation enables you to work on a topic of your own choosing and to put into practice the skills of analysis and research developed in Years 1 and 2. The work placement allows you to develop practical and professional skills and to gain practical experience of working in a history-related profession. The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide students with a substantial grounding in modern British, European and world history and to nurture open, creative and critical thinkers who are able to apply these qualities of mind in a variety of intellectual contexts
  • To encourage an appreciation of the nature of historical enquiry and the links between history and other disciplines.

UCAS code

V100 G BA/Hist

Department

History, Politics & Social Sciences

Location

Greenwich Campus

Attendance

3 years full-time
6 years part-time

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

300 UCAS points

OF WHICH 260 points or more from A2 or an equivalent qualification

PLUS GCSEs to include English and mathematics at grade C or above.

* Applicants may be invited to interview.

* Entry requirements are subject to change. Please check the website to confirm detailed requirements before making your application.

Assessment

Assessment is through examinations and coursework tasks, including individual and group projects, presentations, critical reviews and portfolios, as well as conventional analytical essays.

Career options

Graduates can pursue careers in market research, teaching, administration and government, librarianship and information services, and museums and heritage management, journalism, publishing, the media or the the arts.

Full time

Year 1

Option Set 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Option Set 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are also required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Students are also required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Year 2

Option Set 1

Students are required to choose 90 credits from this list of options.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Option Set 2

Students are also required to choose 90 credits from this list of options.

Students are also required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Year 3

Option Set 1

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Option Set 2

Students are also required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Students are also required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Students are also required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Part time

Year 1

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 2

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 4

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 5

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 6

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

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