New College of the Humanities

Course Introduction

The History major covers a broad sweep of history from the end of Roman Britain through to present'day America. Six increasingly focused, period'specific courses, which encourage real intellectual depth, are accompanied by two survey courses and a course reflecting on the nature of the historical discipline, its practice, and its real'world application. The central aim of the Politics & International Relations minor is to enable you to understand and analyse the relationship between the individual and the state, and the sources of state authority and forms of government.

Course Modules

16th Century England (30 credits), Britain & the Wider World (30 credits), One course from: From Roman Empire to Medieval Kingdoms 300'900: The Transformation of Power (30 credits), Medieval Europe 1000–1300: Faith and Power (30 credits), Plus Modern Political Thought (30 credits), History, Heritage & Memory (30 credits), One course from: How to Live Well: The History of Ideas from Plato to Marx (30 credits), History, Heritage and Memory (30 credits)*, One course from: The City in American Political Life: 1776 to the Present Day (30 credits), A Long Civil Rights Movement? Black Political Protest 1918–1968 (30 credits), Plus Old Powers, New Powers: Imperialism, Colonialism and the Modern State (30 credits), Two courses from: Heap of Shot or Pot of Treacle? Social History in Britain 1870–1914 (30 credits), The Crusades & the Expansion of Europe, c.1000 – c.1200 (30 credits)*, The City in American Politics (30 credits)*, Plus Power & Politics (30 credits), International Organizations: global and local (30 credits)

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £14,000 Overseas Fees