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BAHistory and Sociology

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Overview

Each year, there are compulsory modules in both subjects. The rest of your timetable is flexible: you have the freedom to choose optional modules from both departments, according to your interests.

The history side of the course covers past societies from the Roman through to the modern period, addressing political, social and cultural themes in history. We keep our seminar groups small because we want to make sure everyone takes part in the discussion.

The curriculum is designed to involve you in real research projects right from the start. You will learn the principles of rigorous research, the methods and the practical skills.

Outside the seminar room, you’ll get the chance to work on projects that bring history to life, like our student-run New Histories blog and WikiAmerica. On the compulsory History Workshop module you’ll work alongside an academic on a research project.

In sociology, there’s a similarly long list of topics to choose from. The department has an international outlook and modules cover everything from the global to the local, the personal to the political. The list includes: Children and Youth within Developing Societies; Global Health Policy; How to Lie with Statistics and What it Means to be Human.

Programme structure

First year

Core modules:

History Workshop
Classical Sociological Theory
Exploring Classical Social Thought Seminars
Introduction to Social Research
The Sociological Imagination Seminar
The Sociology of Everyday Life
Arts and Humanities Faculty Challenge – ThinkCreate

Optional modules:

American History: From Settlements to Superpower
Pagans, Christians and Heretics in Medieval Europe
Paths from Antiquity to Modernity
The Disenchantment of the European World
The Making of the Twentieth Century
Gender, Sexuality and Society
Globalisation and World Cultures
Understanding Crime
Understanding Inequality
Welfare Politics and the State

Second year

Core modules:

Historians and History
Sociological Theory and Analysis

Optional modules:

The History of Terrorism
1066 and all that – the Norman Conquest of England
A Protestant Nation? Religion, Politics and Culture in England 1560-1640
Appeasement, the Munich Crisis and the British People
China, 1914-78: Modernity and Revolution
Course Assignment
Course Assignment
European Fascism
From World War to Cold War: Europe 1945-1968
Gender and Sexuality on Modern Britain, 1850 to the Present
Gender, Culture and Society: Britain 1689 – 1837
Global South Asians: Travel, Migration and Diaspora, 1850-1950
Imperial Germany, 1871-1918
Jane Groom¿s `Extraordinary Scheme¿: Disability and the body in the Transatlantic World c. 1800-1900
Making the Labour Party: socialism, class and politics in Britain 1880-1918
Match of the Day: The Nika Riot of 532
Media Studies
Media and Popular Culture in Twentieth-Century Britain
Modern Japanese History
Power over Life and Death
Race, Immigration & Multiculturalism
Sacred Violence in the Medieval Mediterranean
Slavery and Abolition in the United States
Social Crisis and Political Change in England, 1550-1640
Social Policy and Criminology
Social Policy in Global Context
Social Work in the 21st Century
Sociology of the Family
Tenochtitlan, City of Blood and Flowers: Aztec society in the early sixteenth century
The Age of the Vikings
The Ancient Greek Economy
The Archaeology of the Later Medieval Church in England
The Celtic West: from the fall of Rome to the Viking Age
The Export of England: Seventeenth Century Trade and Empire
The Fall of the Roman Empire in the West
The French Third Republic, 1870-1940
The History of American Foreign Relations
The Internet and Society
The Making of Modern India, 1780-1965
The Medieval Inquisition
The Myth of Venice
The Rabbit-Woman of Godalming
The Sociology of Crime and Deviance
Varieties of Welfare
Warriors, Saints and Heroes in Early Medieval Britain

Career opportunities

Our graduates become history teachers, accountants and consultants, civil servants, lawyers, museum curators, and archivists or journalists. Many also continue to masters or doctorate level.

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