City University London History Department
History BA (Hons)
The History BA (Hons) degree will particularly appeal to ambitious students interested in modern and international history. You will develop a strong understanding of major political, cultural, social and economic forces that have shaped the world, and will learn about a wide array of societies and cultures.
You will gain experience in the tools and techniques of historical research, work with digital information, and engage in independent research projects of your own design. You will benefit from our staff’s commitment to teaching and mentoring, as well as their research expertise in British, European, Asian, American, Russian, transnational and global history. You will also take advantage of City’s strengths in international politics, sociology, English, journalism, psychology, sociology and the creative and cultural industries through a range of elective modules.
The course will prepare you for a wide range of postgraduate study and career options in areas such as digital information, publishing, the cultural and creative industries, the museums and heritage sector, consultancy, and public policy. You will develop vital transferable skills such as independent research, teamwork, critical thinking and analytical reasoning, leadership, time-management, and written and oral communication.
What are the key themes and transnational forces that have shaped the modern world? How did the contemporary world order emerge? What is the broader context of British and European history on the global stage?
Based in a multicultural institution in the heart of a cosmopolitan city, this degree will take you on a journey through key historical developments in a range of nations, societies and cultures, and explore transnational interactions and globalising influences over time. The course will teach you how to understand, think about and research the past, and will allow you to enrich your studies with a wide range of modules from other disciplines, including international politics and sociology.
The course emphasizes digital technology and digital information, and encourages you to think about the role of technology in society, culture, politics and historical preservation. The programme’s strength in digital history will enhance your studies and open the door to future careers in the world of digital information.
History graduates work in nearly every field as teachers, lawyers, consultants, creative and business executives, journalists, writers, filmmakers, activists, and public servants. To help you prepare for your future career, this course will provide you with skills and knowledge relevant for a range of professional settings. You will develop transferable skills in research, critical analysis, public speaking, teamwork, complex problem solving and community engagement that you can apply far beyond your studies.