History (Joint Honours) BA (Hons)

About the course

History at DMU is for anyone who loves modern history. The History course begins by looking at the general outline of modern history and progresses over the course of the three years to more specialised, research based modules. You will gradually increase both your historical knowledge and your historical skills to a high level.

Reasons to study the History degree course at DMU

  • Focus on modern and contemporary history

  • Specialisms in European, British, Indian history, sports history and the history of ethnicity

  • Taught by leading researchers/Excellent results in the National Student Survey

  • Innovative teaching which makes extensive use of web-based learning

  • Staff committed to giving you a high-quality learning experience

  • Opportunities to study abroad (USA, Turkey, Sweden, Cyprus)

  • Field trips each year, recently students have had the opportunity to visit Germany, Russia and Serbia

Year one is foundational, and the marks do not count towards your overall degree. However, you must pass this year to move on to the second year. In the second and third year there are no compulsory modules. You will specialise in particular areas of your choosing. The modules have been specifically designed to develop skills in historiographical analysis and primary source work.


Key facts

UCAS course code:  

English and History: QV31
History and International Relations:LVF1
History and Journalism: PV51
History and Politics: LV21

Duration:  Three years full-time/six years part-time

Institution code: D26

Entry and admission criteria

2014

History and Politics BA (Hons) - LV21

  • Normally 280 points with a minimum of 180 points from 2 full A levels and including grade C in History
  • National Diploma DMM
  • International Baccalaureate: 28+ Points

Five GCSEs grades A* - C including English Language or Literature at grade C or above. We also accept the BTEC First Diploma plus two GCSEs including English at grade C or above

Interview required: No

History and English BA (Hons) - QV31

  • Normally 280 points with a minimum of 180 points from 2 full A levels and preferably including grade C or above in English Language or Literature
  • National Diploma DMM and preferably including grade C or above in English Language or Literature
  • International Baccalaureate: 28+ Points

Five GCSEs grades A* - C including English Language or Literature at grade C or above. We also accept the BTEC First Diploma plus two GCSEs including English at grade C or above

Note: We do not require History A Level at grade C for this combination. Students taking the Advanced Diploma should also have ASL English at grade C or above.

Interview required: No

History and International Relations BA (Hons)
History and Journalism BA (Hons)

  • Normally 260 points with a minimum of 160 points from 2 full A levels and including grade C in History
  • National Diploma DMM
  • Five GCSEs grades A* - C including English Language or Literature at grade C or above. We also accept the BTEC First Diploma plus two GCSEs including English at grade C or above 
  • International Baccalaureate: 28+ Points

Note: For History and Journalism BA (Hons) we would expect to see an interest in journalism and current affairs.

Interview required: No

International Students

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent when you start the course is essential. English Language tuition|, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning, is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching at DMU is interactive, informal and enjoyable. We will encourage you to develop your own thoughts, ideas and viewpoints.

Learning takes place in a number of different ways:

  • Lectures: where you are introduced to key themes and debates (usually lasting about one hour)
  • Seminars: you are encouraged to discuss and interact with each other by giving presentations, examining documents, and working in small groups to exchange ideas (usually lasting about one hour)
  • Individual tutorials: one-to-one sessions with a member of staff

 

Course modules

The DMU History curriculum operates on a system of modules which cover the whole of the academic year. Please note, the modules taught and offered can change year on year due to staff availability and student numbers. 

NOTE - Joint honours degree students will study available modules from 50% of one subject and 50% of another. 

Year one (both compulsory History joint modules)

  • Presenting and Representing the Past 
  • The Making of the Modern World 1789–2001

Year two

The modules available to joint honours students will be drawn from the following list: 

  • The Second World War 
  • The Cold War 
  • The Development of Modern Britain 
  • US Ethnic History 
  • Sport and Leisure in 20th Century Britain 
  • British India 1857–1947 
  • Englishmen and Foreigners
  • Visualizing the Modern World 

Year three

The modules available to joint honours students will be drawn from the following list:

  • Dissertation (a 10,000 word project)*
  • Racism in 20th Century Europe 
  • Sport in GB, Europe and the USA c1850–1940 
  • Rural Britain in the 20th Century 
  • Orwell and the English
  • Maps and Borders: India and Pakistan since 1947 
  • Yugoslavia and Beyond

*As a Joint Honours student you can choose to do your dissertation in History or your other subject.

Academic expertise

History staff at DMU are renowned nationally and internationally for the quality of their teaching and research. You will be taught by experts in their field, the people who are writing the books you are reading. History at DMU also has the internationally acclaimed International Centre for Sports History and Culture. Staff work hard to ensure that the student experience is a lively, dynamic and stimulating one.

Fees and funding

2014 entry

UK/EU Fees: £9000 per year
International Fees:  £11,250 per year 

Learn more about fees and funding information 2014|

Scholarships

Learn more about our Undergraduate scholarships and awards| information.

How to apply

UK and EU students are advised to apply through UCAS at www.ucas.com|

International students can apply to study at DMU directly using our online applications portal|.

Contact details

For more information please contact:

Online enquiry form|
Telephone enquiries:  +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70



 
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