St Mary's University, Twickenham

Course Introduction

St Mary's provides a nourishing and nurturing environment for History students. There's a wide breadth of choice across the programme and dedicated academic staff are keen to ensure that you achieve your very best. Our curriculum is designed on the principle of research'led teaching: you will be taught by historians who are experts in their fields. The University is on the doorstep of all of the employment opportunities that London offers. Our history graduates have gone into a variety of careers, including teaching, recruitment and business. Recent graduates have also moved on to do postgraduate work at top universities in the UK and abroad. We have an excellent environment in which to study history: there are lots of historic houses in the area, including Strawberry Hill House, which is attached to the University. We are 20 minutes away from The National Archives and 40 minutes by public transport from The British Library. Our Final Year students have easy access to some of the best resources in the country in order to research and write their dissertation projects. Our collaboration with the National Archives at postgraduate level is an important element of our commitment to Public History. St Mary's Media Arts programme offers a level of support, and personal tuition that is unparalleled across the sector. If you study here, your lecturer will know your name and your respective strengths. Lecturers will therefore be able to help you build upon those strengths and address your areas of weakness in order to build a comprehensive portfolio of skills and work. At St Mary's University you can acquire a range of media design and production skills, as well as engage in some of the most significant debates about the media today. With excellent technical resources, lecturers with professional media experience and London's creative industries on our doorstep, we have many graduate success stories to tell.

Course Modules

History Level 1: Society and politics in Tudor England; North America 1763'1900; the Indian ocean world; war and society in Europe; 20th century Britain; renaissance and reformation. Level 2: Art and power; 'Jim Crow' America; the hundred years war; explorers and voyagers; popular music: cultures and societies; women in America; the European city; film and cinema history; a European field'trip. Level 3: The reign of Elizabeth I; renaissance Venice; Ottoman empire; corsairs, converts and captives; the reign of Henry VIII; Britain and the second world war: memory, history, culture; sixties Britain; the middle east; American politics and culture in the 1960s; civil rights in America; Eastern Europe since 1945; 15 credit dissertation; 30 credit dissertation. Media Arts Level 1: Introduction to film and television; media, culture, and society; media and popular culture in Ireland; introduction to journalism; media, sport and culture. Level 2: In the second year, students have more choice and can 'build' their own portfolio of courses to suit their interests and career ambitions; we offer practical media courses that focus on developing their creative production skills and a number of other pathways in film and television, media technologies, popular culture and journalism; most students take at least two of the following practical modules: tv studio practice; radio production; video production; website design; the image and visual culture; media thinkers; researching the media; work experience; crime and the media; music, technology and the media; gender and sexuality on film; documentary film; motion graphics; representing race, culture and difference; magazine production. Level 3: In the final year, students can specialise in practical production work and undertake their own research project; modules available include: advanced video production; advanced radio production; advanced tv production; advanced web production; advanced digital imaging; online journalism; sports journalism; media research project; media, technology and citizenship; world cinema; telling the troubles (media representations of the conflict in northern Ireland); screen issues; media, war and conflict.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
4 - 14 years
Part Time Day
BA (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 112
  • SQA Higher BBBB
  • Irish Leaving Certificates BBCC
  • European Baccalaureate 60%
  • International Baccalaureate 28
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • BTEC National Diploma MMD
  • BTEC National Award
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) M2

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£4,410 - £5,783
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