University of Gloucestershire History Department

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University of Gloucestershire History Department

University of Gloucestershire History Department

History (BA Hons)

Civil rights meetting, USA

Study the making of the modern world, with the opportunity to study abroad in Europe and America

Guest lectures with industry speakers

Studying history is not just learning facts, dates and names. It’s about investigating and interpreting evidence to understand the make-up of our own identities as individuals, cultures and nations. Become an independent researcher and critical thinker. Work closely with subject experts to develop investigative and analytical skills, while gaining hands-on experience with historical documentation and artifacts. Experience unique opportunities on study abroad placements, previous destinations have included the USA, Canada, Ireland and Spain.

You will gain the necessary analytical skills in your first year, sampling all our specialist strands in British, European, American and Soviet history. Develop your own focus in the second year by specializing in two or more of these areas. You’ll also benefit from our wide range of guest lecturers including holocaust survivor, John Dobai, lead writer of the Daily Telegraph, Tim Stanley, Bonnie Greer OBE and world-renowned anthropologist, Tim Ingold.

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to gain practical experience too. In addition to various field trips within the UK, students can take part in international research trips to locations such as Spain, as well as studying abroad in Europe and North America.  You will use a range of investigative approaches when handling historical sources. Official documents, manuscripts, art, literature, film, photography, music and many more, are all accessed through our local and international partnerships with museums, archives and historical sites.

Cordoba landscape

Study style

This degree focuses on the political, social, economic and cultural history of the modern world, from the European discovery of the Americas in 1492, onwards. Teaching is primarily through interactive seminars and small classes. Discussion and debate are used to develop your critical skills and confidence. Partnerships with local archives and museums, offer students the opportunity to interact with historical sources and put their analytical skills to the test.

Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2017 entry