Bishop Grosseteste University History Department

Bishop Grosseteste University History Department

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History is essential in understanding what the past means for us in the twenty-first century. Here at BGU, you won’t just study history through documents, you’ll learn through placements, site visits and the archives and museums that the ancient city of Lincoln has to offer. Discover the ages in a dynamic and exciting way; through words, images, buildings and artefacts.

Throughout the course, we will discover a number of the modules which take a more thematic approach where you’ll explore critical issues such as community and public history or war and commemoration. During your final year, you can choose a specialist subject led by an expert lecturer. With advice and guidance from academic staff, you will also choose the subject of your final year research-based dissertation, meaning you can focus on a topic, period or theme that is of particular interest to you. This allows you to tailor the course to your own interests and particular career aspirations.

The History programme is carefully structured to guide you as you develop as an individual student, from broad themes in your first year to more specialised topics in later years. Most of your teaching is delivered through lectures and seminars but you’ll also have smaller groups, workshops and individual tutorials – so you’ll benefit from one-to-one time as well as interactive group discussions.