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History BA (Hons)


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University of Derby Kedleston Road Derby DE22 1GB

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Fees: This is a classroom based course so it costs £8100. Start date: You can start this course in September.

The lecturers are exceptional and it’s so valuable having such enthusiastic and passionate people teaching us. James Corden

Teaching and learning Through lectures, seminars, self-directed study, tutorials, film screenings, sources workshops, and work-based learning. Each module requires four hours attendance per week per module.


Stage one


Stage TWO

Renaissance and Enlightenment: Europe 1453 – 1789

Reaction, Reform and Revolution: Russia 1825 – 1924

Britain in the Age of Innovation, 1790 – 1914

Romanticism and Revolution: Europe 1789 – 1914


Duration and mode of study: 3 years full time or 4–6 years part time.

About the course This course is not only intellectually challenging and politically relevant but it’s also entertaining, inspiring and moving. With a strong focus on modern and contemporary history you will explore the past using a variety of approaches and so develop the critical, theoretical and transferable skills vital for both academic and career success. You will also have the chance to do fieldwork at a range of locations from country houses to industrial Manchester, visiting a variety of museums, art galleries, and heritage sites, exploring both the practical and intellectual applications of history.

Religion, Empire and Ideas: The Making of British Identity 1485 – 1789

Society, Culture and Politics in the First World War

Research Project



Entry requirements: You will usually need 260 UCAS points from accepted qualifications (see for a full list).

Historical Methods and Sources

Close Encounters: European Imperialism and Decolonization, 1757-1960

Public History: Marketing and Presenting the Past







UCAS code: V100

This course has achieved 100% in the National Student Survey for overall satisfaction with the course, for the last three consecutive years. You will study at Kedleston Road – the heart of the Derby campus – where you will find our four-storey library that is crammed with learning resources.

Study modules


Where you will study: Derby Campus, Kedleston Road.

Why choose this course?



History Independent Study or Work-based Learning

Options Stage two You will choose from:  Goodbye Lenin: The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union  Behind Closed Doors: Gender and Sex, 1685-1870  European Cultural Identities and Ethnic Minorities  The Making of Modern Medicine  Triumph of the Dark: Europe Between the Wars, 1918-1939  Work-based Learning in the Cultural and Creative Industries. Stage Three You will choose from:  Landscape History  France: Culture and Society, 1940-1962  Continuity and Change in Contemporary Britain  Keeping the Peace?: Conflict, Power and Diplomacy since 1945  Historians and Material Culture  British Country Houses and Their Families  The People’s War, the People’s Peace: Britain, 1939-1951

 Beyond Opium and Takeaways: China and the World since 1839  Yugoslavia and After: 1980 to the Present. Additional information You will also have the opportunity to inspire others by organising and marketing a public history conference. Every year our second year students research and write a paper to deliver at a public conference, which not only means that you will get the chance to develop your transferable skills, but also get to share with a wider audience your passion for the past. If you want to gain work experience, you can take an optional industrial placement between stages two and three during which you will study an additional qualification, the Diploma in Professional Practice. Your career A history degree can enable you to follow a wide range of careers from teaching, working in archives, libraries and museums, to employment opportunities in law, the civil service, management, marketing and the uniformed services.

History ba (hons)  
History ba (hons)