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BA (Hons)History and the Modern World

University of Winchester
United Kingdom, Winchester
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Overview

This History and the Modern World course explores a rich range of historical events and cultures from around the globe that have influenced the modern world, such as the slave trade, The Holocaust and Soviet Communism.

Work placement/field trips: Previous students have secured placements with The Royal Hampshire Regiment Museum and the British Museum. Students may also take part in trips to France, Spain or Poland to visit sites of former concentration camps in Krakow and Oswiecim.

Fact: Students have free access to online language courses in a variety of languages.

Fact: There is a student-led History society which organises trips to sites of historical interest and talks by a variety of academic speakers.

Programme structure

In Year 1, students are introduced to history, both chronologically and geographically. They explore a variety of historical periods and cultures from Britain and around the globe, including Asia, Europe and the Americas, from the early modern period to the present day. It explores the nature of history as a discipline, its changing assumptions, methods and definitions and the current concerns of historians.

Study focuses on research skills and knowledge that forms the basis of more specialised study in Years 2 and 3. This includes learning how to use original documents to carry out research. Students choose from a range of optional modules that focus more closely on the Modern World in Years 2 and 3, from Theme, Depth, Civilisation and Comparative Studies.

Theme Studies explore continuity and change over a long period of time with reference to a significant historical theme. Civilisation Studies focus on a civilisation’s chronological, geographical and cultural context and its political, economic and social systems are outlined. An understanding of methodology is developed by Depth Studies, which establish a comprehensive knowledge of a particular period by evaluating the use of primary and secondary sources and any issues associated with them as evidence. An area of historical concern across more than one country and culture is examined by Comparative Studies.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States