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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

History at Coventry University links the study of the past to the state of society today. This allows our graduates to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to shape tomorrow’s world.Studying the way different societies and institutions of authority have developed and changed over time will help you to understand why people and governments act the way they do. It will also provide you with the opportunity to develop your global perspective and provide a broad knowledge of different cultures to prepare you for an international career in our globalised world. We will study the evolution and interaction of different states and societies around the globe. The course focuses on the period of history since 1860, with an emphasis on the 20th century. However, we will also cover earlier events to better understand important ideas, trends and developments, including race relations, the long history of climate change and the rise and fall nation-states and organisations such as the EU.Topics include the study of social movements, nonviolent protest, popular culture, political struggles and democratic advances and set-backs across the world. You will have opportunity to gain an appreciation of the changing nature of historiographical debates and, in doing so, will develop your ability to analyse and then prioritise sources of information and evidence, skills vital to decision making and a prerequisite in almost any career.You may choose to specialise in North American, European, environmental or social history, including the history of organised crime. You will also have the opportunity to learn how to produce and disseminate documentary films and other new media projects, providing you with invaluable digital skills alongside an ability to write, study independently, analyse, and think critically.The course provides an excellent foundation to pursue a range of careers in the public, private and voluntary sectors within areas such as documentary and media production, journalism, civil service, teaching, finance, event organisation, and digital publishing.**Key Course Benefits:**- Extensive employer links with both the public and private sector, including the BBC, Houses of Parliament and the NHS. - Join our active student-led Humanities Society, which has organised fieldtrips to the Houses of Parliament and other locations across the UK. - Placement opportunities which have previously included Coventry City Council and a range of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs). - A wide range of international fieldtrips which have previously included trips to New York to make documentary films and central Europe to visit historic sites such as Concentration Camps, and Brussels in visit the centres of European policy-making. - Teaching staff who are research active have published on a wide array of topics ranging from the history of Native America, the history of film, new media production for the humanities and the evolution of popular culture to espionage and intelligence history and the social and cultural history of Britain’s Home Fronts during the two world wars.

Application deadline

15 January

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University information

Coventry University

  • University League Table

    54th

  • Campus address

    Coventry University, Priory Street, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV1 5FB, England

Currently more than 13,000 international and EU students study across the university’s UK campuses. 17,000 more study in partner institutions worldwide.
A variety of pre-sessional English courses are available to help students prepare before starting their course. Additional costs apply.
PhD and MRes students can apply for financial support towards a project or placement with an international dimension via the international experience scheme.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    56th out of 93 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    112 54%

    54th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    77 77%

    18th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.38 88%

    7th

    6

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