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BA (Hons)History

University of South Wales
United Kingdom, Cardiff / Pontypridd
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Overview

Sex, scandal, death and magic. History is far from dull! History is not just about the past; it is a dynamic force that informs how we comprehend the present and how we envision and shape our future. Understanding the connections between past and present is therefore essential to understanding ourselves and the world in which we live.

Our history degree will offer you new perspectives on the past. You’ll examine history from the close of the European middle ages to the present day. This history degree covers British and European history, Atlantic histories linking Europe, Africa and America, and aspects of global history.

We place emphasis on developing your skills in gathering and evaluating evidence, and learning how to build arguments that are rational and well presented. You’ll be taught by staff who are internationally recognised researchers. This informs what you learn in the classroom, so you’ll benefit from the latest historical findings.

Staff research interests are wide ranging and include the Atlantic slave trade, the history of seaside resorts and leisure, new perspectives on the First World War, nuclear rivalry and the Cold War, witch persecutions in early modern Europe, and the history of welfare provision.

Career opportunities

Studying history provides many transferable skills that are valued highly by employers. It’s the perfect training in how to research, evaluate and communicate information.History prepares you for employment in a variety of professions. Your studies at USW will extend your written and verbal communication skills, encourage self management and teamwork, and analytical thinking. We also offer career planning and skills support from year one of the history degree. History graduates enter a wide variety of careers in education, industry and commerce, heritage management, museums, public services, the voluntary sector, and the media. Many graduates continue their studies and research at postgraduate level.

Graduates from the University of South Wales history degree have established a wide variety of careers in education, industry and commerce, public services, the voluntary sector and the media. Many also progress to postgraduate study and research. Many graduate careers are directly related to history: you can use our history degree to apply for a PGCE and train as a secondary school teacher, or you can gain knowledge and experience of the heritage sector in the course of your degree. Whilst others go on to careers which aren’t directly related to the subject, but require professionals who can work independently and creatively, master a subject and communicate clearly. As a widely respected degree subject, history can lead to jobs in public and private sector management, banking, finance, politics, journalism, new media, public relations and charities.

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