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History

BA
  • UCAS code V100
  • Option 3 years full time
  • Year of entry 2018

The course

Studying History is exciting and rewarding; it encourages you to appreciate the human experience in other places and at other times. Exploring what people have felt, thought and done in the past expands our self-awareness. It will help to satisfy your curiosity about the past, acquire understanding of specific periods and problems, and make discoveries. As well as an in-depth knowledge, History students also develop essential skills of analysis, argument and communication - all highly valued in today’s competitive employment market.

Our internationally renowned academics are developing the very latest thinking on historical problems; this cutting edge knowledge informs the curriculum and will enhance your learning experience. By studying at one of the largest and most influential departments in the country you will be able to choose from an exceptionally broad range of subjects, enabling you to spread your studies across the medieval and modern worlds, from Ancient Rome through to modern China, from Saladin through to Margaret Thatcher, exploring topics as diverse as the Byzantine Empire, English family life in the sixteenth century, and international terrorism in the twentieth century.

You will receive individual attention and learn in small teaching groups, whilst having access to some of the richest facilities for historical research anywhere in the world; in addition to the College’s substantial library collections, in London there are the National Archives, British Library and other libraries of the University of London.

  • Learn in small teaching groups from the start.
  • Develop analytical and communication skills.
  • Assessed through coursework and written exams.
  • Become involved in our world-leading research centres, such as the Holocaust Research Institute.
  • Graduate destinations include museum curators, law and marketing.
95%

overall student satisfaction

Source: NSS, 2017

16th

in the UK

Source: Times Good University Guide, 2018

93%

of our History graduates are employed or go on to further study within six months of graduating

Source: DLHE, 2017

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