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BA (Hons)History

De Montfort University
United Kingdom, Leicester
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Overview

Exploring primarily contemporary or 19th and 20th century history, the course focuses on important issues such as war and conflict, immigration, racism, nationalism and empire. As you move through the three years, you will study more specific topics and the subject matter will become increasingly complex. Taught by experts in their own field, you will expand and develop a wide range of skills and learn how to absorb, understand and communicate complex information.

If you are interested in learning about British, American and European History you will be well catered for. We are also proud to offer the opportunity to specialise in areas that are either unique or extremely uncommon in History degrees delivered in the UK. For example, our modules include; photographic history; the history of sport and leisure; South-East Asia and ethnicity/migration/racism; and history and employability.

Programme structure

Year 1
Presenting and Representing the Past
The Making of the Modern World
20th Century Europe
Britain in Transition, 1760–1939

Year 2
The Historian’s Craft
Dissertation Preparation
Visualising the Modern World
British India, 1857-1947
The Transformation of Modern Britain since 1939
Englishmen and Foreigners
Unity and Diversity in America
History in the Workplace
Germany and World War Two
The Cold War: Themes, Issues, Controversies
Sport and Empire
Sport in Twentieth Century Britain

Year 3
Dissertation
Nationalism, Racism and Genocide in 20th Century Europe
Yugoslavia and Beyond
The Olympics
The Sporting Body
Rural Britain
American Presidency
Borders and Boundaries: Transformation of India and Pakistan
Photography and Conflict
Jews in Twentieth Century Britain
Transatlantic Sport: Europe and the USA Indian Oceans – A History

Career opportunities

History at DMU has very strong graduate employability rates.

The course equips you with excellent subject-specific skills, from analysis and research to reasoning and evaluation. You will also develop aptitudes and characteristics that will improve your employability such as initiative, teamwork and communication. In the second year, there is a specific module, History in the Workplace, which enhances your employability. You will have the opportunity to do a short work placement in a relevant industry (i.e. schools, museums, archives) and there are sessions designed to further enhance your job hunting skills such as writing CVs and covering letters, and preparing for interviews.

History undergraduate study prepares students for a wide variety of different occupations and professions. Many of our graduates have forged successful careers after studying with us. For example, we have graduates working for a major law firm in the City of London whose clients include Arsenal FC and the London Olympic Legacy group, an archivist in the National Archives, a reporter for the Daily Express, a university History lecturer and a teacher for Her Majesty’s Prison Service.

Around 15 to 20 per cent of our graduates go on to pursue postgraduate study. Master’s courses in History, Politics and International Relations are particularly popular options, as are postgraduate teacher-training courses (PGCEs).

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