University of London International Programmes

Course Introduction

This course provides a structured route into the past in all its guises. The diverse subject matter ranges from an introduction to ancient philosophy to civil rights in 1960s America, and from ethnicity, identity and citizenship in modern British life to the interpretation and writing of history. The Course cultivates a broad range of skills which are highly valued by employers, such as the ability to think critically, assess evidence of many kinds and express ideas with precision. These skills can be transferred to many different careers or provide a grounding for further academic study.

Course Modules

Students must complete 12 courses across all levels from the following: Level 1: History and meanings; state, society and the individual in the non'western world; British social and economic history 1945'97; conflict and identity in the modern world from 1789 to the present day; the birth of western Christendom ad 300'1215; republics, kings and people: the foundations of modern political culture; the rich tapestry of life: a social and cultural history of Europe c. 1500'1780. Level 2: from nation state to multiple monarchy: British history, 1485'1649; British history 1770'1990; modern times: international economic history c.1901'1990; twentieth century world history; us history since 1877; the crusades and the eastern Mediterranean 1095'1291; experience, culture and identity: women's lives in England 1688'c. 1850; ethnicity, identity and citizenship in modern British life; modern political ideas. Level 3: the crusades and the eastern Mediterranean 1095'1291; experience, culture and identity: women's lives in England 1688'c. 1850; ethnicity, identity and citizenship in modern British life; modern political ideas; blasphemy, irreligion and the English enlightenment 1620'1720; Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement in the USA; the clash of powers and cultures: Sino'American relations during the cold war.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 - 8 years
Full Time
BA £12,044  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • IELTS