BA History

Programme Code: V100BA/H

Duration: 3

Entry Requirements

  • BTEC: DDM
  • Access to HE: Minimum of 30 Level 3 Credits at Distinction
  • Scottish Highers: AAABB
  • Scottish Advanced Highers: AAB
  • Irish LC: 340 points from 5 Higher level subjects at grade C1 or above
  • Advanced Placement: 4 4 5 (Two semesters - UCAS Group A) plus US HSGD with GPA 3.0
  • Euro Bacc: 80%
  • French Bacc: 14/20
  • German Abitur: 2.0
  • Italy DES: 80/100
  • Austria Mat: 2.0
  • Polish Mat: Overall 75% including 3 extended level subjects

Interview Policy: Candidates with ‘non-standard’ qualifications usually invited

Structure

Students take 120 credits per year composed of the core and optional modules, which allows you to design your own intellectual journey while maintaining a strong grasp of the fundamentals of History. (Please note that 30 credits equal one unit in the table below)

In the first year, students take introductory modules only, moving on to intermediate level modules in the second year, and then to advanced modules in their final year.

How to structure your programme?

In choosing your modules, some students choose to focus mainly on one region (Africa, Near and the Middle East, South, Southeast or East Asia) or topic (e.g. Islam, violence and warfare, gender, modernity). Others choose a broader approach, exploring various topics and regions. There are advantages to both approaches, though ideally you will develop an in-depth knowledge of regional histories but also be able to place these histories in the comparative context.

Open option modules are modules from outside of this degree programme, typically language modules or non-history modules in other departments. Open option modules may constitute part of your credits, however, can constitute no more than 30 credits per year and can only be taken if you have satisfied the History component of your programme.

Year 1 - You must choose four 100-level modules, including:

  • H101 Approaching History (30 credits)
  • H102 History of the World (30 credits)

And either:

  • two further regional introductory History modules (100-level)
  • OR one regional introductory History module (100-level) plus an approved open option

Year 2 - You must choose four 200-level modules, including:

  • H201 Historical Research: Approaches, Methods, Design (30 credits)
  • two modules (15 credits each) drawn from the intermediate thematic modules, including ‘Cities in History’; ‘Frontiers in History’; ‘Gender in History’; ‘Violence in History’

And either:

  • two further regional introductory History modules (200-level)
  • OR a regional module and an approved open option

Year 3 - You must choose four modules, including:

  • a 'Special Subject' taught module (300-level)
  • and a History dissertation, which is EITHER a 400-level Special Subject Long Essay linked to the 300-level taught course OR an Independent Study Project (H500)

And either:

  • two 200-level modules
  • OR one 200-level module and an approved open option

Compulsory Introductory Modules

  • H101 Approaching History 154800292 (30 credits) Full Year
  • H102 - The History of the World 154800293 (30 credits)Full Year

Introductory History Modules (100-level)

  • H110 Introduction to the History of Africa 154800228 (30 credits)Full Year
  • H120 Introduction to the History of East Asia 154800229 (30 credits)Full Year
  • H130 Introduction to the History of the Near and Middle East 154800230 (30 credits)Full Year
  • H140 Introduction to the History of South Asia 154800231 (30 credits)Full Year
  • H150 Introduction to the History of South East Asia 154800232 (30 credits)Full Year

Compulsory 2nd Year Module

  • H201 Historical Research: Approaches, Methods, Design 154800300 (30 credits)Full Year

Intermediate History Modules (200-level)

H21* 2nd Year Thematic Modules

  • H211 Cities in History 154800301 (15credits) Term 2
  • H212 Frontiers in History 154800302 (15credits)Term 2
  • H213 Gender in History 154800303 (15credits)Term 1
  • H214 Violence in History 154800304 (15credits)Term 1

H23* - H29* 2nd Year Modules

  • H234 Culture and Identity in Modern South Asia 1800-2000 154800264 (30 credits)Full Year
  • H236 State and Society in Mughal India 154800286 (30 credits)Full Year
  • H241 The Middle East in the Period of the Crusades, 1050-1291 154800254 (30 credits)Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • H246 Cities of Paradise and Empire 154800211 (30 credits)Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • H247 Medieval Iran: Nomads, Settlers, and Dynasts 154800222 (30 credits)Full Year
  • H248 The Making of the Modern Middle East 154800227 (30 credits)Full Year
  • H253 Islam in Southeast Asia, 1760s-1960s 154800212 (30 credits)Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • H254 Indigenous Warfare & Society in Early Modern Southeast Asia, 1300-1830 154800240 (30 credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • H270 Society and Culture in Twentieth-Century Africa 154800244 (30 credits)Full Year
  • H275 Race, Class and Culture in the History of Southern Africa 154800221 (30 credits)Full Year
  • H278 Muslim Societies in West Africa 154800284 (30 credits)Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • H280 Atlantic Slavery and Its Legacies: Western Africa Ca 1500-2000 154800247 (30 credits)Full Year
  • H283 Modern Japan 154800233 (30 credits)Full Year
  • H297 Modern China 154800281 (30 credits)Full Year
  • History and Culture of Korea to the late 19th Century 155901263 (30 credits)Full Year
  • The Other Korea: North Korea since 1945 155901356 (15credits)Term 2
  • Islamic Reform Movements in Modern Africa 158000190 (15 credits) Term 1 Not Running 2017/2018

Advanced History Modules (300-level)

  • H333 Urban Modern Eastern Asia (I) 154800288 (30 credits)Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • H335 Gandhi and Gandhism 154800103 (30 credits)Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • H337 Histories of Partition: India and Pakistan 1947 (I) 154800282 (30 credits)Full Year
  • H343 Reform, Resistance, and Revolution: the Ottoman Empire 1876-1909 (I) 154800197 (30 credits)Full Year
  • H382 Opium and Empires: Eastern Asia's Narcotic Trade and Culture in Global Context 154800294 (30 credits)Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • H348 Rulers, Rebels and Scholars in Early Islam (I) 154800277 (30 credits)Full Year
  • H353 The Creation of Modern Burma 1852-C.1941 (I) 154800252 (30 credits)Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • H378 Violence, Identity & Politics in Modern East and Northeast Africa (I) 154800262 (30 credits)Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • H379 Asante, the Gold Coast and the British, 1807-1935 (I) 154800217 (30 credits)Full Year
  • H334 The Mongols and the Islamic World (I) 154800290 (30 credits)Full Year
  • H398 - The Vietnam War and Asia I 154800295 (30 credits)Full Year

ISP and Special Subjects (400-level)

  • H500 Independent Study Project (Asian and African History) 154800150 (30 credits)Full Year
  • H435 Gandhi and Gandhism 154800305 (30 credits)Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • H498 - The Vietnam War and Asia II 154800296 (30 credits)Full Year
  • H437 Histories of Partition: India and Pakistan 1947 (II) 154800283 (30 credits)Full Year
  • H443 Reform, Resistance, and Revolution: the Ottoman Empire 1876-1909 (II) 154800198 (30 credits)Full Year
  • H434 The Mongols and the Islamic World (II) 154800291 (30 credits)Full Year
  • H448 Rulers, Rebels and Scholars in Early Islam (II) 154800280 (30 credits)Full Year
  • H453 The Creation of Modern Burma 1852-C.1941 (II) 154800253 (30 credits)Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • H478 Violence, Identity & Politics in Modern East and Northeast Africa (II) 154800263 (30 credits)Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • H479 Asante, the Gold Coast and the British, 1807-1935 (II) 154800218 (30 credits)Full Year
  • H482 Opium & Empires: China's Narcotic Trade and Culture in Global Context (II) 154800193 (30 credits)Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • H433 Urban Modern Eastern Asia (II) 154800289 (30 credits)Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
Program taught in:
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Last updated January 22, 2019
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