History involves studying events and people from the past to give us a better understanding of the future. Courses can include ancient to modern day history, and from local to global. You'll learn research skills, how to evaluate archive and source materials and to write clearly. This is a versatile degree with graduates going into politics, law, business, accountancy, international development or further study for careers in the culture or heritage industries, including museums, art galleries and libraries.
As a subject, history is not only about memorising facts, but also interpreting information to understand its overall impact. As such, as well as attending lectures you will also be required to go along to seminars and tutorials to engage in discussion with staff members and peers. Your analytical skills will then be honed through the submission of written essays and, in your final year, an in-depth dissertation that focuses on one particular area.
Start Date: September 2018
Duration: 3 Years
AAB to ABB including History or a related subject*. Applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) will also be made an alternative offer one grade below the standard offer, conditional on an A grade in the EPQ. We accept all A levels except General Studies.
Our mission is clear: to become one of the UK's leading universities for in-depth industry engagement. Our academic schools are united by our mantra "designed, developed and delivered by industry," and we ensure our students graduate industry ready, as their career starts from day one.
Our students get to make beautiful things, develop a craft and have an extraordinary experience alongside their academic studies, so they donât just graduate with a degree, they also leave with an awesome portfolio to boot.
When you combine higher education and industry, everyone benefits. Especially when there's a need for graduates to stand out from the crowd in a competitive market.
Our students are taught by experts that have all worked in their respective industries and theyâre mentored by leaders for industry too. They get to deliver on live industry briefs and attend industry workshops led by some of the world's most reputable organisations.
We offer all full-time degree students guaranteed internships*, so they gain experience during their studies. Our degree apprentices also get to work within a company throughout their studies, so they gain valuable experience, learning on the job.
Industry engagement drives us: itâs not just what we do, itâs who we are. And it is what will take us, and our students, into the future.
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