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BA (Hons) History and Politics

De Montfort University
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Course UCAS code: LV21
Qualification type:
  • BA (Hons), Full-time , Duration: 3 Years
Course Summary:
This is a dynamic modern History course which is taught by leading scholars specialising in British, European, Colonial and World History; the very people who are writing the books on which our course is based. The Joint Honours course in History allows you to combine two subject areas giving you a broader feel of the specific area within History. The course begins by looking at the general outline of modern History since the late eighteenth century and progresses over the course of three years to more specialised research based modules. You will improve your historical knowledge and understanding to a high level and develop key transferable skills that are vital to the modern workplace. We offer the following joints with the History course: History and International Relations: LVF1, History and Politics: LV21, History and Journalism: PV51, History with French: V1R9 and History with Mandarin Chinese: V1T1. • **Modern and contemporary** history is the key focus of this course • **DMU is ranked in the Top 5 for History in the UK** for 'overall student satisfaction', according to The Guardian University Guide 2018 • **Opportunities to specialise** in British, European, American and South Asian history, photographic history, sports history and immigration/ethnic history • **Learn from international researchers** who utilise innovative teaching methods and teach using the latest learning technologies • **International opportunity** through #DMUglobal where you will have the opportunity for a meaningful international experience
First year • Presenting and Representing the Past • The Making of the Modern World Second year • 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 Third year • 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 • American Presidency • Borders and Boundaries: Transformation of India and Pakistan • Jews in Twentieth Century Britain • Photography and Conflict • Indian Oceans – A History
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Our teaching is interactive, informal and enjoyable. We encourage you to develop your own thoughts, ideas and viewpoints and you will build the skills you need to be effective in both historical study and the modern workplace. The modules are all designed to improve your skills as an effective historian from analysis and research to reasoning and evaluation. They are also constructed to help you develop aptitudes and characteristics that will improve your employability such as initiative, teamwork and communication. The curriculum for History at DMU is diverse, international in focus and innovative. We use a mixture of year-long and half-year modules to allow students to broaden out their studies and to experience a variety of different teaching methods, module structures and assessment patterns. You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work and self-directed study. Assessment is through coursework (presentations, essays and reports) and usually an exam. Your precise timetable will depend on the optional modules you choose to take, however, in your first year you will normally attend around 10 hours of timetabled taught sessions (lectures and tutorials) each week, and we expect you to undertake at least 27 further hours of independent study to complete project work and research.
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15 January

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De Montfort University is brilliant for those wanting to express their creative skills through a degree. The university itself is just 10 minutes from the city centre and with shops almost on campus itself there is a choice of places to grab a bite to eat for those students nights where cooking isn't an option. As for nightlife the The city's pubs and clubs are close to the uni, most are on one street so walkingis no worry. If you're new to Leicester then you can check out some of its sights, including one of England's largest markets under one roof. You can get a student ticket for a football or rugby match, visit one of the city's old real ale pubs, or get some retail therapy in one of two shopping centres.

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  • Shantel Shaw 's avatar by Shantel Shaw on 7th October 2015
  • by Anonymous on 30th September 2015
    Only if u are going to do design, this Uni still needs more time to develop in order to catch Up
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