Queen Mary University of London

Course Introduction

This unique degree prepares individuals who are interested in exploring historical periods and subjects from a cultural perspective. The School of History has an eclectic mix of modules covering everything from the history of art and architecture to the study of material possessions and consumption. The degree is particularly attractive for individuals who wish to find employment in the heritage and creative industries. Film studies is one component: we offer film modules on Japanese film, the Golden Age of Hollywood as well a course on video games. Recent appointments have extended the range of studies offered within the School to include Visual culture, and Maritime history. We offer modules on an exceptional range of subjects including: Alfred Hitchcock and New Film History; Architecture in London I, 1600'1837; Architecture in London II, 1837 to the Present; Art in France from Louis XIV to the Revolution; Between Citizen and State: Voluntary Action in Modern Britain; British Cinema and the Second World War: Propaganda, Myth and Memory; British Horror, Film, Television and Literature; Contemporary and Society; Chartists, Rebels and Suffragettes: Democracy in Britain, 1830'1928; Heritage After Empire: Decolonising Public History; Japanese Film: History, Culture and Fantasy; London on Film: Representing the City in British and American Cinema; Modern Art, 1900'1950; Screening History: Representing the Past in the Contemporary Historical Film; The Age of Impressionism: Art in France and Britain 1848'1900; The Body in Science, Medicine and Culture Since 1832; The Darwinian Revolution: the History of a Dangerous Idea; The Georgians: Society and Culture in Eighteenth Century England; The History of the Emotions; The Lives of Oscar Wilde; The Making of the Modern Self; Madness and Medicine in Modern Britain; London and its Museums; The Pursuit of Happiness? The Creation of American Capitalism, 1763'1914; The Sixties Cultural Revolution in Germany and Britain; The World of Samuel Pepys 1649'1703; The World that Jane Austen Knew: Women, Gender and Culture in England; Victorian Values: Religion, Sex, Race and Deviance in Nineteenth'Century Britain; Video Games: History, Culture and Representation from Pac'Man to Pokemon, War, Epidemics and Civilisation; Witches, Demons and Magic in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe; Women and Gender in Late Medieval England, c.1300' c.1500. Women, Family and Work in Post War Britain.

This degree is also available as a 4 year degree programme with a year abroad with one of our international partners.

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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