Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

Open to international students only, our BA History and History of Ideas (with International Foundation Year) is suitable for you if your academic qualifications do not yet meet our entrance requirements for an undergraduate degree. This four'year course includes a foundation year (Year Zero), followed by a further three years of undergraduate study. International students who are admitted to this programme will normally be eligible for a four'year CAS and student visa. This will last the duration of the degree. Our English language and academic skills modules supplement your academic subjects. This degree combines a broader study of history with specific focus on the nature of ideas and their relationship to material and economic conditions, political power'structures, philosophy, art, religion, literature, science, and sexuality. It offers one of the few opportunities in the UK to specialise in the history of ideas at undergraduate level, and focuses on the work of individuals and groups who creatively develop and transform received ideas. You'll have the opportunity to gain precious industry'standard experience and apply your academic skills within the workplace through our placement scheme. We offer something different and exciting ' we use innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to the subject, and will encourage you to explore issues, controversies and themes rather than chronological periods. We think that you'll enjoy your time in our small and friendly department: we make our students our top priority; you'll work with staff who are enthusiastic researchers as well as being excellent teachers, many being recognised as international leaders in their field. The degree will give you access to a wide range of careers by developing your critical, analytical and communication skills; we help you think beyond the traditional boundaries of subjects in ways which employers really value.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time Including Foundation Year
BA (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • Course specific