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History with Global History BA (Hons)

Goldsmiths, University of London

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**This programme is an exciting opportunity to focus on global issues within the framework of a History degree, crossing continents and chronologies.**History at Goldsmiths is global. It explores the multidirectional travel of people, practices, resources and ideas across boundaries (local, regional, national, continental, oceanic) and the changes occurring along the way. It explores questions of power, domination, and asymmetry, as well as responses to global processes from the people worst affected by them. **Choose from a vast range of History subjects**This programme will allow you to explore the following themes:- world history- migration- empire, decolonisation and race- subaltern history- the global south- postcolonialism- history in transnational perspective.Studying Global History at Goldsmiths involves applying knowledge and understanding of these themes to contemporary issues such as the UK’s changing place in the world, colonial/postcolonial relationships, and complex histories of race and racism around the world. You will develop your skills in multidisciplinary approaches and engage with a range of historical methods/ideas.You will learn about histories of culture, ideas, politics, and power – beyond boundaries and borders. You will be taught by a multi-national community of scholars whose expertise means that history can be understood globally, and you will develop your understanding of how countries operate within global frameworks, both in the past and today, and how empires of the past continue to affect present-day societies and politics.**Explore History in its (much) wider context**Core to our approach is a recognition that there are very significant global influences on issues which might at first appear to be national or even local. For example, our approach to Black British History rests on the belief that Britain and its history cannot be understood without also understanding the Caribbean. These global dimensions can be seen in the way modules apply broad themes to the study of issues which are sometimes treated as purely national questions, for example, the way we look at revolutions in France, Russia, and China, and compare them to more modern events such as the ‘Arab Spring’.You will develop your understanding of these issues from the first year, considering subjects ranging from ‘Germany’s African Road to the Holocaust’ to ‘Global Sports and the African Diaspora’ and ‘Mosquitos, Microbes and Empire’. In your two final years, you will have the opportunity to study modules covering Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas, many of which take a thematic approach comparing similar issues across nations and continents. In your final year, you will focus on a Special Subject, with our own modules taking transnational approaches, while there are extensive opportunities to follow your interests from a choice of subjects across other colleges of the University of London.**Learn from expert staff in a global environment**The academic staff in the Department of History are at the forefront of research excellence and research-led teaching, delivering modules and conducting research about Asia, Africa, the Americas, the British Isles, Eastern and Western Europe, and the Middle East. **Study with your career in mind**Alongside intellectual and personal development, we equip you with the skills and experience you need to progress into a rewarding career. This might be through our History in Practice work-placement module or through other career-orientated opportunities and forms of assessment.

Application deadline

26 January

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University information

Goldsmiths, University of London

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  • Campus address

    Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, Lewisham, SE14 6NW, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    62nd out of 90

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    109 56%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    38.0 38%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.75 75%



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