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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Brighton

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

This Critical History BA (Hons) course is for students who want to study topics and methods that are relevant to the demands of today. Its starting point is the present and it uses history to address the many crises and challenges of the contemporary world. The degree focuses on modern history, starting from the nineteenth century all the way to the twenty-first century, paying particular attention to the themes of historical change and struggle. Eschewing traditional approaches to history, the degree adopts a unique teaching method.

First, it is interdisciplinary, drawing from other disciplines such as politics and cultural studies in its exploration of historical themes. Second, it focuses not just on what happened but also on the mechanics of history as a discipline, its production, and its social and political uses. You will be taught in small seminar groups, where you will develop your ability to make persuasive arguments and participate in debates.

Critical History graduates are equipped to follow career paths in sectors that value critical research skills and a good knowledge of modern history, such as media and journalism, politics and government, international organisations and non-governmental groups (NGOs), museums and archives, and publishing. Working in schools, further and higher education are, of course, standard options for all humanities students.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 14,604per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Brighton

  • University League Table

    112th

  • Campus address

    University of Brighton, Mithras House, Lewes Road, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, BN2 4AT, England

Employability is embedded into every course, helping students to develop transferable and personal skills.
The university is set between the sea and the South Downs National Park and has easy access to London.
International students are guaranteed a place in halls of residence.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    89th out of 93

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    95 46%

    86th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    42 42%

    88th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%

    69th

    7

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