The study of history is a dynamic and ever-changing pursuit, shaped as much by the questions of the present as the events of the past. Our degree focuses on the experiences of individuals, nations and empires and the ideas and events which shaped their place in history. It not only investigates what happened in the past, but why it happened and what this can tell us about society, culture, power, identity and the human condition. Our programme focuses on British and European/International history from 1500 to the present day.
Throughout the degree students learn to research primary and secondary sources, evaluate evidence, analyse arguments, devise and debate their ideas, and express their own thoughts and theories effectively. Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, workshops and one-to-one discussion and feedback sessions. Class sizes are small in comparison to many other universities enabling students to form a supportive and cohesive community, and staff to offer considerable personal attention and support.
A degree in History opens the door to many careers. Graduates go on to careers in teaching and academia, archive and library services, the museum and heritage industries, the civil service, local and national government, media and advertising, publishing and journalism, human resources and management and many more.
Content and Modules
First-year modules include: History Skills I & II; British Society and Culture 1530-1780; British Society and Culture 1780-1918; Rise of the West? Europe and the World 1500-1905 and The Decline of the West? Europe and the World 1905-2001.
Second-year modules include: Researching History; Gender in British Society since 1500; Europe in the Age of Total War 1914-1939; British Rural Society 1780-1914; The Cold War; The British Empire: Sunrise to Sunset; Family History and Genealogy; and Group History Project.
Third-year modules include: Dissertation; The Home Front 1914-1918 and 1939-1945; Gender, War and Empire in British Society 1760-1930; The Unquiet Countryside; The Witch-Hunt in East Anglia and Beyond; A History of Genocide; and Career Planning (work placement).
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What is included in your tuition fees
At UCS your tuition fees provide access to all the usual teaching and learning facilities that you would expect. However, there may be additional costs associated with your course that you will need to budget for. Read full details of the included and additional costs for BA (Hons) History. Please note, UCS reserves the right to change this information as and when required