Kingston University London

Course Introduction

This course is ideal if you are interested in the history of the modern world and how the past influences the present. It explores the history of many countries and covers many different histories: of people, cultures and societies, and of states and governments. You can study history as a single or joint honours degree.

Course Modules

Year 1: Early modern Europe and Britain 1; east meets west 2; immigration and identity in Britain 3; the historian's craft 4; heroes and villains 5; rise in global capitalism 6; UK government and politics 7; western historical thought, 1700'2000. Year 2: Age of empire: imperialism and British society, 1868'1918; the German century; the transformation of Europe, 1815'1914; women, war and welfare: Britain 1900'1959; contemporary Balkan politics; crime and punishment; historical studies extended essay; modern Italy since 1815; slavery and race in the USA; the holocaust as history and controversy; the holocaust as history and controversy; comparative industrial societies; history of British journalism; introduction to Latin American countries; theories of justice. Year 3: Advanced research skills; dissertation; Britain's role in the world since 1900; British society since the 1960s; contemporary European protest movements; contemporary us foreign policy; history work link; special topic, gender and power: Britain and France 1500'1800; special topic: end of empire: the British and African experience, 1945'6530; the French revolution 1774'1799; the politics of conflict: the new tribalism?; the politics of mass murder; the politics of nationalism in the contemporary middle east; themes in 20th century USA history; themes in Latin American politics.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons)
6 years
Part Time
BA (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 112
  • Irish Leaving Certificates BBCCCC
  • International Baccalaureate 25
  • GCE A-level
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma

Key Course Information

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87% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 87%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 71%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 71%

85% Go on to work and/or study

In work 70
Studying 15
Studying and working 0
Unemployed 10
Unknown 10

16% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 17%

Total Coursework: 73%

Total Practical: 10%

£4,500 - £4,800
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,600 - £5,200
Typical cost of private accommodation