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Gain a rich understanding of how contemporary history has shaped the modern world
Our BA (Hons) Modern History course explores the fundamental areas of contemporary history and their effects on modern society and culture.
You will consider the impacts of the World Wars on politics and societies across Europe, the development of modern British culture, the global impact of the Cold War and the rise of ‘Post Communism’ in Russia and China.
Pursue your interests
The course will allow you to pursue your own area of interest, whether political, cultural or social. You will then develop your knowledge and skills to take a critical perspective on historical events and their outcomes for the modern world.
Learn from experts
You will learn from internationally recognised staff who use the latest research to underpin their teaching to ensure you engage with the current historiographical debates.
On this course you will:
- Examine modern history within British, American, African and European contexts.
- Explore the effects of war, capitalism, urbanism, democracy, nationalism, citizenship, gender and ethnicity in the contemporary era.
- Learn from our team of expert staff at the forefront of their fields.
- Build your degree around your interests.
- Develop your critical thinking, team-working, research and digital skills, all vital for post-degree employment.
Gain a rich understanding of modern history
Our BA (Hons) Modern History degree introduces you to the fundamentals of the period.
You will then be able to branch out to discover your interests and follow your passions to really make your degree unique to you.
In your first year, you will be introduced to the academic standards required of history students such as the necessary research skills and the ability to evaluate primary and secondary historical sources.
You will also explore a variety of social and political context from the period.
You will establish a strong historiographical foundation for your three years of study. This includes modules that introduce you to the study of international relations, contemporary British cultural history, conflicts of the 20th century, and the rise of Russia and China as global superpowers.
In your second year, you will begin to mould your degree around your interests.
You will be able to pursue options that explore papal political influences, the links between political ideologies and modern cultures, British post-war cultural attitudes, conflict in Russia and Eurasia, and much more.
By your final year, you will have a strong sense of what historical area you would like to focus on for your final dissertation project.
Alongside your thesis, you will have the opportunity to explore aspects of history including: 20th century European dictators, Pan-Africanism, the effects of globalisation, and the culture wars of Britain.
Select a year
Rethinking History: Theory and Practice
The module draws upon the specialist expertise of our History tutors, as you examine a different approach to history each week from a range of contemporary theoretical perspectives. These will include, amongst others, social and cultural history, the history of women, gender and sexuality, ideology and discourse analysis, postcolonial, postmodern and empiricist histories, the history of the visual image, landscape and public history, the legacy of modern war, and heritage studies.
Teaching and Assessment
Feel the support of internationally-recognised research staff
At our University, you will find a friendly atmosphere and an encouraging team of staff who will work hard to support you throughout your learning.
Our record in Student Satisfaction polls for History is second to none and we are delighted that our students find the University a supportive and positive learning environment.
Our team of experienced tutors and experts use the latest research to underlie their teaching. This ensures that you have access the latest debates within the study of Medieval and Early Modern History.
Much of our teaching is in small groups. Our commitment to smaller class sizes allows you to feel more confident to discuss your ideas in a supportive environment.
It also allows your tutors get to know you and how best to aid your development.
Our BA (Hons) Medieval and Early Modern History course uses a range of assessments methods, including:
- Source evaluations and reviews
- Research projects
- Collaborative project work
Modules are assessed at every stage of the course, allowing you to clearly see your academic progress throughout your degree.
Gain vital workplace experience with our local partners
In your second year, you will have the option to work with a sector-leading museums, gallery or heritage sites.
These placements will give you the opportunity to acquire a fundamental insight into the way these institutions preserve for and present history to the public, as well as gain vital workplace experience to increase your employability.
Open up your future career options
A degree in History provides you with the opportunity to take up a number of career roles after graduation. Our graduates are valued by employers as they possess key skills in communication, analysis and reporting.
The option to study issues of political, social, and cultural significance, as well as work placement opportunities in archives, institutes and research centres, provides you with experience suitable for a range of career paths.
Many of our graduates continue on as teachers, lawyers, accountants, as well as management roles within a variety of settings.
Career paths include:
- Local and national government
- Public service
- Communications and PR
- MA Cultural History
- MRes The History of Africa and the African Diaspora
- MA Creative Writing
- Postgraduate Research (MPhil/PhD)