As the only history degree in the UK sat within a Faculty of Media & Communication, with a focus on Modern History, Media History, and Public History, you’ll develop practical and professional skills ensuring you graduate equipped for a range of careers.
104 - 120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. Foundation Year: 48-72 UCAS tariff points.
International entry requirements:
For September 2022 and September 2023 entry: If English is not your first language you´ll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in reading or writing and 5.5 in all other components, or equivalent.
As well as studying history in the traditional sense, you will be using newspapers, on-line sites, sound recordings, television and film as a way of exploring a broad range of topics
In addition to traditional essays and exams, you´ll be assessed through exhibitions, posters, websites, podcasts, blogs and even a mock peace conference
Engage with public history working with a range of outside agencies including museums, archives and heritage organisations
Develop a proposal for a public history event, working with organisations such as Bournemouth Blind Society, BCP council, National Motor Museum and the Museum of East Dorset
Gain valuable experience during a four week or optional 30-week placement. Work with organisations such as Dorset History Centre, Huntley Film Archives, Highcliffe Castle, RNLI and ABA Antiques
This course received an impressive 94% satisfaction rating from our final year students
Ranked 15th Nationally for History in the Guardian University Guide 2022
Academic & Professional Practice
Collaborative Communication Project
Understanding Contemporary Britain
Law & Government
The Making of Modern Britain, 1750-1945
History in the Public World
European Histories 1800-2000
Post-War Britain, 1945-2000
The Long American Century
Cold War Culture
Youth Culture and Politics: 1945 to the Present
Strikes, Riots and Blackouts, Britain in the 1970s
Women and Equal Rights, 1850-2000
Before the Deluge: Europe and the World on the Eve of the First World War
The Twenty Years’ Truce: Global Culture and Politics in the Interwar Era
History of Political Thought (Politics)
Optional placement year
A minimum four-week or optional 30-week (minimum) placement, intended to develop your abilities and understanding of the workplace. It also provides a platform for successful entry into the workplace following graduation.
The History Dissertation
The History Graduate Project
Option units (choose two)
Woman’s Hour: 60 Years of Social Change?
History and Political Struggle: International Perspectives through Film
The Suez Crisis
Cabinets, Conventions and Crises: International responses to Conflict and Security, 1856-1939
No Place Like Home: Housing, Homes and Homelessness since 1900
Permissive Britain? Sexual Revolution, Reaction and Remembering, 1945-1990
The exceptional analytical and communication skills you’ll develop as a history graduate will arm you with a wide range of qualities employers desire.
Many of our graduates go on to find work in education, marketing, local and central government, tourism, research, publishing and broadcasting, as well as working within museums, historical attractions and the arts sector.
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