Queen Mary University of London

Course Introduction

Explore historical periods and topics through the lens of art, film and literature. This new degree programme offers an inspiring opportunity to study cultural history from the Middle Ages through to the modern day – incorporating art, architecture, artefacts, material culture, literature, film and media. Tailor your degree and choose from a diverse and wide-ranging offering of modules, from the history of human rights to gender in medieval Islam and the development of New York as a cosmopolitan city. Delve into Jane Austen’s Georgian England, or explore medieval London through its pubs, plague-pits and monuments. Study Japanese film or the Golden Age of Hollywood, or examine the history of video games, from Pac-Man to Pokémon. You’ll also have access to the full range of cultural, social, political and intellectual history modules offered by the School of History, taught by our internationally-renowned staff. You can take this degree with a year abroad, immersing yourself in a different culture and society.

Course Modules

Year 1


History in Practice

Choose at least one from

Screening History: Representing the Past in the Contemporary Historical Film

Life and Death in the Victorian Home

Choose from

Building the American Nation: 1756-1900

Europe in a Global Context since 1800

Global Encounters: Conquest and Culture in World History

The Medieval World: Structures and Mentalities

Reformation to Revolution: Europe and the World, 1500-1800

Unravelling Britain: British History since 1801

Race and the Desire for Difference

The Foundations of Modern Thought: INtroduction to Intellectual History

Europe 1000 - 1500: The Middle Ages and their legacy

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