BA (Hons) History
BA (Hons) History (Subject to Approval)
6th September 2023 (see academic calendar)
Semester in Boston, USA (Optional)
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Northeastern University London
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Available September 2023
83% (National Student Survey 2022)
Our BA (Hons) History degree provides a rigorous and in-depth study of History theory and practice while gaining core competencies and developing practical transferable skills and exploring a variety of complementary disciplines and themes. Study our core History curriculum, which comprises just over 60% of the degree’s content, including courses in world history, London’s world war, women and power in tudor England, decolonising international relations, the history of war and the long civil rights movement. Read more
Choose from a wide range of elective courses for the remaining 40% of the degree, offering you the opportunity to create your own bespoke programme of studies. You might further specialise in History, or branch out into another subject area, or explore the big issues and themes which require agile thinking across disciplinary boundaries.
This degree also offers the option to spend the second semester of your second year gaining valuable international experience by studying at Northeastern University in Boston, USA.
What makes our BA (Hons) History different?
- Rigorous, in-depth core subject study
- Interdisciplinary degrees, built around real-world problems
- Flexibility to create your own academic pathway with elective courses
- Gain core competencies and develop practical and transferable skills for your future career
- Embedded experiential opportunities to drive real-world change
- Explore the big issues that need agile thinking crossing subject boundaries
- Acquire the knowledge and experience that will empower you to make a meaningful impact in a fast-changing world
- Semester Abroad in Boston, USA
Our growing range of Elective courses include the subjects that have in the past been available as minors, plus some new popular subjects and interdisciplinary themes.
- Art History
- Computer Science
- Creative Writing
- Data Science
- Politics & International Relations
Your learning experience
You will experience learning at the University through a combination of formats and class sizes. Some of our courses are delivered through a high number of scheduled teaching or ‘contact’ hours, while others focus on smaller, more personalised, guided independent study, or hands-on or community-based projects. Read more
Our academic staff selects the most appropriate pedagogy and contact hours for each individual course in order to support students to develop and succeed in their studies. This means that within your undergraduate History degree you are likely to experience a combination of scheduled lectures, workshops, seminars and tutorials. The exact balance of these types of learning and number of contact hours will depend on the specific electives and optional courses you choose.
Most lectures and seminars will have a maximum of 20 student participants, while tutorials will typically have five or fewer students, and may sometimes be one-to-one. This personalised approach to teaching allows everyone to participate and thrive.
Core competencies are embedded within our History degree programmes, preparing you for your future career while you are studying, so that you stand out from the crowd and are ready to succeed as soon as you graduate. Read more
By the time you graduate, you will have taken courses fulfilling the following three competencies:
- Writing Across Audiences and Genres
- Integrating Knowledge and Skills Through Experience
- Demonstrating Thought and Action in a Final Project (can be dissertation)
You will also have taken courses inculcating a minimum of four of these additional competencies, depending on your learning pathways:
- Engaging with the Natural and Designed World
- Exploring Creative Expression and Innovation
- Interpreting Culture
- Conducting Formal and Quantitative Reasoning
- Understanding Societies and Institutions
- Analysing and Using Data
- Engaging Differences and Diversity
- Employing Ethical Reasoning
Advisors will help to identify aspirations and explore careers, as well as assist with the development of CVs, and developing an ‘elevator pitch’ to differentiate yourself in a crowded market. Advisors guide students through making the most of Linkedin, and applying for internships, placements, and graduate jobs.
Our Advisors are here to help you achieve your ambition and have expertise in a wide range of sectors including professional services, government, creative industries, law, and banking.