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History

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Grades BBC or 112 UCAS tariff points to include BCC plus one AS or EPQ - General Studies and Critical Studies are not accepted.

Access to HE Diploma

D:27,M:18

A typical offer for an Access applicant would be: Pass 60 credits, 45 Level 3 including at least 27 at distinction and the remaining 18 at merit. The Access qualification should be supplemented by at least a grade 4 (C) in Mathematics and English Language at GCSE.

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

29 points overall including a minimum of 5.5 from two Higher Level subjects (no specific subjects required).

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

Please refer to institution

UCAS Tariff

112

112 from grades BBC or BCC plus one AS/EPQ

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

History

Explore the events, forces, and ideas that have shaped modern and international history with this fascinating three-year degree.

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.

- Study topics ranging from Conflict in world history to the United States in the twentieth century, and Digital storytelling to Women in popular music

- Gain experience in the tools and techniques of historical research and engage in independent research projects of your own choosing

- Learn from research-active academic experts in British, European, Asian, American, Russian, transnational and global history

- Broaden your expertise with elective modules from City’s respected courses in international politics, sociology, English, journalism, psychology, and creative and cultural industries

- Prepare you for a wide range of postgraduate study and career options in areas such as publishing, the cultural sector, museums and heritage, consultancy, and public policy

- Develop vital skills such as independent research, teamwork, critical thinking and analytical reasoning, leadership, time-management, and written and oral communication.

Modules

In year 1 you will study world history from the ancient world to the modern era, gaining an understanding of historical methodology and digital history. Select elective modules from a wide choice of complementary disciplines.

Core modules include:
• The Development of the Modern World
• Conflict, Conquest, and Cultural Encounter in World History
• The Bigger Picture: History in Contemporary Politics and Culture
• History in the Age of Digital Information
• From Rule, Britannia! to Brexit Britain: Britain and the World in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
• From Empires to Union: Europe in the Twentieth Century”

Elective modules include:
• Myth and Mysteries of World Politics
• The Making of the Modern World Economy
• Media History and Politics
• Exploring London

In year 2 you will examine the ideas and ideologies that have shaped the modern world, and broaden your historical knowledge with a range of national and regional histories. Apply your research skills beyond the classroom and begin to focus on professional skill development.

Core modules include:
• Ideas in History: from the Enlightenment to Post-Colonialism
• Fifty Shades of Red – Russia in the Twentieth Century
• Ordering the World: International Thought in the Twentieth Century
• The American Century: The United States in the Twentieth Century
• Cultures of Benevolence: Philanthropy and Civil Society from 1601 to the Present
• The Making of Modern Japan
• India in the Eighteenth Century

Elective modules include:
• Work Placement
• Religion and Politics in the Age of Global Change
• Transnational Social Movements
• Comparative Asian Politics
• Violent Politics
• Web Creation and Digital Storytelling

In year 3 you will conduct a major piece of independent research on a subject of your choice. Deepen your historical knowledge and develop your professional skills with elective modules reflecting diverse scholarly and applied disciplines.
Core modules include:
• History dissertation
• History Dissertation Research and Writing Seminar
Elective modules include:
• Radicals and Reformers: Left-Wing Politics and Activism in Britain and the World since 1945
• Revolution: Rebels and Riots in Modern History
• Comparative Empires in the Modern Era
• Genocide and the Holocaust in History and Memory
• Disruptive Divas. Riot Grrrls and Bad Sistas: A History of Women in Popular Music
• American Foreign Policy
• The Global Political Economy of Development
• International Politics of the Middle East
• Politics of Forced Displacement
• Global Money and Finance
• The Theory and Practice of Conflict and Peace
• Publishing in the Digital Age

Assessment methods

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 rigour and skills that will be crucial in your subsequent professional life.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£16,560
per year
International
£16,560
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

City, University of London

Department:

Department of International Politics

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

77%
low
History

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

History

Teaching and learning

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
80%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

73%
Library resources
73%
IT resources
77%
Course specific equipment and facilities
77%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
43%
Male students
57%
Female students
9%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


Sorry, no information to show

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