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.
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
Active History Society run by students
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.
UCAS course code:
History BA (Hons) V100
History with Languages BA (Hons) V1R9
Duration: Three years full-time, six years part-time
Institution code: D26
Interview required: No
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| is available at DMU both before and during the course if required.
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:
The modules will be drawn from the following:
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.
History prepares you for a variety of careers and professions: teaching, museums and heritage, retail, administration, marketing, personnel, journalism, archival work, tourism, or for postgraduate study. Here are some of the things our graduates have gone on to do:
Employment statistics for DMU History graduates are very good. Many of the key figures in British public life today are History graduates: in politics (many cabinet members); in broadcasting (Nicky Campbell, Simon Mayo); biographers (Andrew Morton) and in business.
UK/EU Fees: £9000
International Fees: TBC
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“I chose to study at DMU as it had a lively and vibrant campus which combined city living with the convenience of a campus style university. Retrospectively I feel that I certainly made the correct choice. I chose to study history as I had a long standing interest in the subject. Additionally it is a well respected academic discipline which I felt would assist my future in a variety of professions.”
Tom Inker, BA (Hons) History
“I felt my lecturers believed in me which gave me the confidence to strive for goals which seemed out of reach.”
Helen Haxell, BA (Hons) History and Politics, research editor for Dods Parliamentary Communications
You can also study History with a languages pathway. Students taking this route will study one 30 credit module of their chosen language each year. Languages offered will be French beginner, French post GCSE, Spanish beginner, Spanish post GCSE and Chinese (Mandarin) beginner.
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