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BA (Hons)History with Mandarin Chinese

De Montfort University
United Kingdom, Leicester
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Overview

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.

Our languages pathway allows you to study either French or Mandarin Chinese alongside your existing degree. You will take a 30 credit beginners’ or post-GCSE module in your chosen language, which will equate to two hours of language classes and one hour of cultural studies per week. The cultural awareness class introduces you to the history, culture, institutions, politics and literature of your chosen language. In the final year there may be an opportunity to study for specific purposes e.g. languages for business.

Programme structure

Year 1
Presenting and Representing the Past
The Making of the Modern World
Twentieth Century Europe
Language module

Year 2
Language module (compulsory)
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
Germany and World War Two
The Cold War: Themes, Issues, Controversies
Sport and Empire
Sport in Twentieth Century Britain

Year 3
Language module (compulsory)
Dissertation
Transatlantic Sport: Europe and the USA
Nationalism, Racism and Genocide in 20th Century Europe
Yugoslavia and Beyond
The Olympics
The Sporting Body
Rural Britain
Borders and Boundaries: Transformation of India and Pakistan
Photography and Conflict
Indian Oceans – A History
Crossing Cultures: Experiencing the International
Jews in Twentieth Century Britain

Career opportunities

History at DMU has very strong graduate employability rates. 95 per cent of those that graduated between 2012 and 2015 were in work or further study six months after completing their degrees – 1.5 per cent higher than the average for all History University courses across the same period (Source: Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey, 2012-2015).

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.

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, 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