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Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Social and Cultural History

UCAS Code: SH19

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.

112 UCAS Tariff points

112 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.

112 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates

112 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.

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

DMM

112 UCAS Tariff points

112 UCAS Tariff points

UCAS Tariff

112

Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff point requirement.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Social history

Studying Social and Cultural History at Wrexham Glynd?r University will introduce you to themes such as family, fashion, crime, art, politics and propaganda – from the Roman era through to the modern age.

Alongside regular class-based teaching, there are also visits to country houses, historical archives, and sites of historical importance. These provide a strong practical element to the degree and encourage engagement with a wide range of sources and experiences. We also offer a work placement module in a historical setting of your choice.

Our degree is designed to be diverse and enjoyable, with a focus on the investigative and analytical elements of historical study. This focus opens up a wide range of careers. Our students have gone on to work as teachers, writers, researchers, financial analysts and members of the legal profession.

Key Course Features:
•Wide-ranging degree – from Ancient Rome to Modern Britain - connected by important social and cultural themes
•Work experience opportunities - Placements are available in archives, libraries and heritage centres
•A blend of theory and practice - Visits to aristocratic homes and other sites compliment class-based learning
•Develop your research, analysis, interpretation, communication and presentation skills
•Analyse primary documents from the past
•Study local, national and international history

Modules

Year 1 (Level 4)

The first year introduces students to a range of mainly class-based modules, from the Roman era through to nineteenth century crime and culture. The aim in year one is to develop historical skills of analysis through primary and secondary source evaluation.

Modules

• Presenting the Past
• The Roman Empire: People and Power
• Cultural Turning Points
• Personal, Professional and Academic Skills
• Crime and Popular Culture in Victorian Britain
• Britain and Europe 1860-1945

Year 2 (Level 5)

Year Two provides students with the opportunity to study early modern and modern history and develop further the skills learnt in Year 1. Field trips add a practical element and a placement module provides essential experience of the workplace.

Modules

• The British in America, 1607-1783
• Life in Tudor England and Wales
• The Georgian Age
• Culture and Belief in Renaissance Europe
• Research Methods in Humanities
• Experiencing History in the Workplace

Year 3 (Level 6)

Year 3 complements the early modern and modern history of the previous year, with a specific emphasis on British and Welsh history. Students also have the opportunity to undertake a major project of their choice. As with other years, field trips add a practical element to class-room theory.

Modules

• People and Protest in Victorian England & Wales
• Revolution and Readjustment in England and Wales 1625-1690
• American Frontiers in the Nineteenth Century
• Dissertation

Assessment methods

Our History degree employs a wide range of assessment methods, which include:

• Essays
• Exams
• Poster Presentations
• Oral Presentations
• Reflective Journals
• Portfolios

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£11,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Wrexham

Department:

School of the Creative Arts

TEF rating:
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15%
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10%
Managers and proprietors in hospitality and leisure services
10%
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History is a very popular subject (although numbers have fallen of late) — in 2015, over 10,000 UK students graduated in a history-related course. Obviously, there aren't 11,000 jobs as historians available every year, but history is a good, flexible degree that allows graduates to go into a wide range of different jobs, and consequently history graduates have an unemployment rate comparable to the national graduate average. Many — probably most — jobs for graduates don't ask for a particular degree to go into them and history graduates are well set to take advantage. That's why so many go into jobs in the finance industry, human resources, marketing, PR and events management, as well as the more obvious roles in education, welfare and the arts. Around one in five history graduates went into further study last year. History and teaching were the most popular further study subjects for history graduates, but law, journalism, and politics were also popular postgraduate courses.

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