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BA (Hons)
History

Undergraduate course
English, History & Media

Nurture your understanding of social, cultural and political developments in Britain, Europe and the wider world from 1700 onwards

  • Attendance
  • Duration
    3 Years
  • Start date
  • Main Location
    Broadcasting Place, City Campus

Your Course

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Your course will be informed by internationally recognised research. Our expertise covers subjects as diverse as the penal history of England and the cultural and societal impact of the LGBTQ community.
Entry Requirements
120 points required
UCAS Tariff Points: 120 points required. (Minimum 80 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements: GCSEs: GCSE English Language at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent.Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs. Access to HE Diploma: Pass overall with a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points. Scottish Awards: Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level. Irish Leaving Certificate: Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2 Selection Criteria: We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.
International Baccalaureate: 26 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

UCAS Tariff Points:120 points required. (Minimum 80 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements: GCSEs: GCSE English Language at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent.Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs. Access to HE Diploma: Pass overall with a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points. Scottish Awards: Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level. Irish Leaving Certificate: Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2 Selection Criteria: We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.
International Baccalaureate: 26 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


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Careers

  • Holly Gilpin

Careers

Holly Gilpin
Visitor Assistant, Leeds Art Gallery

BA (Hons) History

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“History was always my favourite subject at school and my course focused on social and cultural history which is my passion. By studying major events in world history, from the French Revolution to the Cold War, I'm now able to bring my interpretations of exhibitions and artworks to life and keep my visitors thoroughly engaged.

MODULES & LEARNING

An opportunity to study the role of the public historian and others in creating and using historical knowledge in non-academic environments, such as heritage sites and on television.

You'll explore the major developments which have shaped the modern European world - the rise of Protestantism, the beginnings of a rational and scientific world view, the Industrial Revolution, European colonial expansion, and the advent of total war.

You will examine the histories of relocation, cultural encounter, and migration that have shaped the modern world from voyages of exploration to twentieth-century political conflict.

A look at the enormous social and cultural changes of the nineteenth century, during which Britain became widely known as 'the first industrial nation'.

You will examine the social, cultural and political experience of Europeans during a century of tumultuous change. It begins with the First World War and ends with the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the end of Cold War politics.

An introduction to the dynamics of Europe's relationships with the rest of the world over the last 500 years, examining the trading links, the colonies that Europeans established, and the vast empires that Europeans built across the globe.

This is a chance to explores the rise, spread and subsequent decline of the 'communist experiment' and assesses its political, economic, social and cultural impact of regimes in the USSR, Central and Eastern Europe, China and Cuba.

An examination of three case studies relating to the history of European colonialism: transatlantic slavery and slave societies in the Americas, British India 1857-1947, and South Africa 1806-1910.

We will consider the social and cultural history of Britain during the era of total war. Its aim is to extend your knowledge of key events, movements and themes in twentieth-century British history.

The Atlantic World was marked by a series of revolutionary transformations between the 1770s and 1848 - you'll explore how themes such as democracy, gender, race and violence ran across different revolutions.

The shaping of the modern British landscape, especially that of Lancashire and West Yorkshire. It raises questions about how people perceive, use, transform, manage and conserve their environments.

Historians approach the study of the past through a variety of empirical and theoretical approaches. We will help you discover which type of historian you are, and help you write a dissertation proposal for your final year of study.

This module will involve you working one-to-one with an expert supervisor on a 10,000 word project of your own.

20th-Century East Central Europe

Real Men? British Masculinities, 1850-1950

Genocide, Holocaust & Memory

City States: The Rise & Fall of British Cities, 1780-2000

The Unemployment Question: Work & Welfare in Britain, 1880-1990

Politics & Culture in the Era of the Vietnam War

Life Writing in 20th-Century History

Crime, Disorder & Popular Culture, 1750-1850

Britishness: Nation & Identity 1707-1999

Community History Workshop

Environmentalism in World History

Politics & Culture in the Era of Depression & War

Conmen & Cutpurses: Criminal Lives in the Old Bailey c.1672-c.1834

Women & Modernity in 20th-Century Britain

The History & Politics of Belonging

Bringing the Empire Home

Modern Germany

Crime & Punishment in Modern Russia c.1850-Present

Communist Eastern Europe, 1945-1990: Peeking Behind the Iron Curtain

Apartheid & After: 20th-Century South Africa

Demagogues & Democrats: British Political Cultures 1832-1939

Revolutions, Restaurant & Roundabouts: Paris in the 19th Century

Britons Abroad: Histories of Overseas Travel & Holidaying, 1750-1970

As one of our students you'll have access to do a community history workshop in your third year - a chance to produce a mini project on an organisation or group in the local community. You'll also have the opportunity to share your passion for history with like-minded students by becoming a member of our History Society. This is run by students for students and organises trips, guest speakers and social events.

The teaching team we offer is one of the best in the business and their connection with international networks helps secure guest lectures from some of the world's leading historians. Our team includes course leader Shane Ewen - the British Representative on the European Association of Urban Historians, Stephen Mosley - environmental history expert, Alison Oram - leading member of the Social History Society and, Simon Morgan - member of the Victorian Studies network.
  • Dr Shane Ewen
    Dr Shane Ewen Dr Shane Ewen
    Senior Lecturer

    We offer one of the best teaching teams in the business and our connections with international networks helps secure guest lectures from some of the world's leading historians.

    Shane is an urban historian specialising in British social and political topics. He is the honorary conference organiser for the annual Urban History Group and the British representative on the European Association of Urban Historians. He is also on the editorial board for the journals Urban History and the International Journal of Urban and Regional Studies.
  • BA (Hons) History - Nicole Richer, Student

FEES & FUNDING
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2017/18 is £9250. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies or information about whether you may qualify for one of our Bursaries and Scholarships.

Educational visits - The cost for these trips covers travel, accommodation and subsistence. The price varies year by year and attendance is optional.

Study materials - We provide core materials during your studies and you may choose to purchase additional materials. This is not compulsory and will depend upon the projects you undertake.
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2017/18 is £10500. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.
See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.

Educational visits - The cost for these trips covers travel, accommodation and subsistence. The price varies year by year and attendance is optional.

Study materials - We provide core materials during your studies and you may choose to purchase additional materials. This is not compulsory and will depend upon the projects you undertake.

Facilities

  • Broadcasting Place
    Broadcasting Place

    Officially one of the world’s best tall buildings and a big talking point in Leeds, Broadcasting Place is home to our cultural studies and humanities courses. It offers a space for students to join an academic community that plays an active role in shaping contemporary debates about the future direction of those disciplines.

  • Online resources and collections
    Online resources and collections

    Whether you want to analyse accounts of 17th-century criminal proceedings from the Old Bailey, sift through more than 355,000 works of English and American poetry, prose and drama or explore the world's largest archive of 20th-century popular culture, our Library's online resources provide easy access to a range of diverse collections.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

Broadcasting Place, City Campus

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An amazing place to spend your days

Broadcasting place is officially one of the world's best tall buildings (voted the world's 'Best Tall Building' in 2010 by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat) and is a big talking point in Leeds. Home to our arts, design, architecture and built environment courses, it provides students with creative and contemporary learning environments, is packed with the latest technology and is a focal point for new and innovative thinking in the city.

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