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University of Chichester


UCAS Code: V100

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

Entry requirements

A level



The University welcomes the Extended Project Qualification and this will be taken into account in offers (where presented by an applicant).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme


UCAS Tariff


A levels or combination with AS/EPQ/BTEC/Cambridge Technical

About this course

Course option


Full-time | 2021



This wide ranging and stimulating degree will give you the opportunity to connect with the past while developing the skills that will define your future. Here you can study the history of Britain, Europe, America, and beyond, gaining global perspectives on stories both familiar and as yet undiscovered.

During the degree you can choose a wide range of subjects that match your interests and cover everything from Witchcraft, the Crusades, and the court of Henry VIII all the way to the Second World War, the Civil Rights Movement, and Globalization, with much more to discover. Researching the topics about which you are passionate, you can analyse Political and Military history, or delve into Cultural and Social history, unearthing marginalised voices from the past alongside major historical developments. You will develop key employment skills through integrated careers training, developing transferable skills that will boost your CV while taking advantage of targeted work experience in the museum sector, journalism, law, or government.

Chichester is uniquely placed in the heart of the historical city centre, surrounded by important museums and heritage sites, while also offering a vibrant student experience. You have the freedom to study what you enjoy, from the conventional to the unconventional, all while furthering your qualifications and laying the foundations for your future.


Year One
• Renaissance & Reformation Europe, 1469-1609
• Torture to Terror: European Order & Repression, 1492-1794
• Studies in Gender and History
• Hollywood/Paris and the Makings of National Imaginations in the Twentieth Century
• Modern & Contemporary British History
• Faith and Doubt: Religion, Culture and Society in Victorian Britain
• Africa and the African Diaspora in the Making of the Modern World
• Imagined Communities: Regionalism in Modern European History
• Thatcherism and After
• The Tudors, 1485-1603
• The United States: From the Revolution of Reason to the Great Society, 1763-1970
• The Black Death, 1348-1500
• The Slave Trade, 1444-1834

Year Two
• Medieval Heresy, 1150-1500: From the Cathars to Erasmus
• Slavery, ‘Race’ and Empire and the British Imagination, 1780-1918
• Culture & Civilisation in Late Medieval England, 1200-1547
• From the ‘Angry Young’ Men to ‘Cool Britannia’: A Historical Analysis of British Cultural Activity after 1945
• Fascist Ideology in Western Europe 1870-1945
• Enlightenment Europe, 1688-1789
• Stuart England: Rebellion, Restoration, Revolution, 1603-88
• Colonialism & Anti-Colonialism in Africa
• The African Diaspora in Modern Britain
• Vichy France: The Society, Culture and Politics of Collaboration and Resistance
• The 100 Years War, 1337-1453
• Witchcraft & Magic in Early Modern Europe
• Crime & Punishment in Early Modern Europe
• Medieval & Early Modern Women: Sex, Gossip & Politics
• Work Placement

Year Three
• Louis XIV’s France, 1643-1715
• War, Memory and Political Culture in Western Europe since 1945
• Kingship, Queenship & Power in Late Medieval Europet
• Dictatorship, Conformity and Resistance in Hitler’s Germany, Mussolini’s Italy and Stalin’s Russia
• The Cultural History of Death
• Pan-Africanism
• Spectacle and Society: The city in the twentieth century
• Global Cold War
• The Crusades, 1095-1291
• Henry VIII’s Court: Faction, Faith & Fornication, 1509-47
• The French Revolution: Origins & Outcomes, 1744-94
• Making Humanities work for you: Careers module

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The Uni

Course location:

Bishop Otter Campus, Chichester


Humanities - History and Politics

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

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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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