Our History Degree offers a broad introduction to the study of history by drawing on the strengths not only of the history department, a leading national department with expertise in a broad range of periods, but also of other departments which teach historical subjects.
This course contains face-to-face elements. We welcome applications from anyone who will be able to commit to these sessions.
The degree is designed to be fully supportive to those who are new to university study, whatever your age.
The History Degree offers a broad introduction to the study of history by drawing on the strengths not only of the History Department, a leading national department with expertise in a broad range of periods, but also of other departments which teach historical subjects.
Flexible entry requirements. Consideration is given for non-traditional qualifications, work and life experience. Applicants are normally interviewed by the course selector.
While this degree offers flexibility, it is highly recommended that students complete 120 credits of Level 4 modules prior to Honours Level (5 and 6) study in order to prepare well for this.
You will be required to take a core module at level 4, HI153 Making of the Modern World, and you will take this module in year 1 of study.
At least two of the remaining three level 4 modules can be taken from the list below:
HI113 – Europe in the Making 1450-1800 (evening seminar available 2020-21)
HI111 – A History of the United States
HI112 – Mongols, Ming and Manchu: China, 1500-1800
HI114 – History and Politics of the Modern Middle East
HI115 – Latin America Themes and Problems
HI174 – The Enlightenment (evening seminar available 2020-21)
HI177 – A History of Africa from 1800
HI178 – Farewells to Arms? War in Modern European History, 1815-2015
HI180 – Britain in the Twentieth Century: A Social History
This wide range of modules reflects the broad interests of the History Department. Most Level 4 modules are fully assessed: i.e. you will write essays but will not take exams, although there is an examination for the core module, Making of the Modern World.
In 2022/23, modules HI153 Making of the Modern World and HI113 Europe in the Making 1450-1800 will have evening seminars, and recordings of these modules’ lectures will be made available via Lecture Capture.
You can also select History modules that are offered at Level 4 offered by other departments, including Classics, Economics and History of Art, but would need agreement of the course director and academic co-ordinator.
For information on the modules you can take in CLL, please visit: Undergraduate Modules.
Please refer to the History Department website for the most current list of modules. If you are an evening student, the department normally offers two modules each year so that, in a full degree cycle, the majority of the department's most popular modules will be available to you. The compulsory core module, Making of the Modern World, is offered every third or fourth year during the evening.
A particular feature of the History Degree is that when you have completed 120 credits at Honours Level, i.e. you are coming to the end of the degree, one, or sometimes two, Advanced Options are taken. An Advanced Option is a specialised module which provides an opportunity for you to develop interests in a subject which have already been stimulated by an earlier module. Level 6 Advanced Options fall into three different assessment types, information about which is available at this link: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/modules/process/deadlinemap
In 2022/23, the Level 5 modules below will have evening seminars and recordings of these modules’ lectures will be made available via Lecture Capture:
· HI2E1 Historiography I: Methods and Theories in their Historical Context, 1750-c.1990
· HI2E2 Historiography II: Recent and Emerging Trends in History Writing, 1990 to today
· HI2E4 Research Project
· HI2E9 Crossing Boundaries and Breaking Norms in the Medieval World
For information on the modules you can take in CLL, please visit: Undergraduate Modules
The degree is designed to be fully supportive to those who are new to university study, whatever your age. There are a variety of assessments and these may include coursework assignments, formal examinations, presentations and research projects. You can study between one and three 30 credit modules per year. You can expect to commit to around 10 hours a week for each module you take, which includes contact time and independent study. Tutors are experts in their field and have extensive teaching experience, including working with adult learners. Throughout your degree programme you will be provided with considerable support and guidance.
Applications for 2022/23 are closed
You’ll develop a range of transferable skills allowing you to become talented historians, who are
highly employable across a variety of sectors.
Our graduates have gone on to successful and distinguished careers in a diverse range of fields and roles - from archivists and curators, to barristers and judges; historians; journalists; public relations professionals; researchers, and solicitors.
The University will charge Home students £1,540 for each 30 credit module in 2022/23. Fees for subsequent years of the course have yet to be confirmed.
The University of Warwick is not currently sponsoring students on part time or distance learning courses with a Tier 4 visa and so if you require a visa to study a part time/distance learning course in the UK which is longer than 6 months, you may wish to consult the 'right to study' page on our Student Immigration & Compliance website: https://warwick.ac.uk/study/international/immigration/othervisas/whatvisa before you make an application.
*The modules mentioned above may be subject to change.
Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information, and our Conditions of Offer document for more information on when you accept a place with the University.
Starts: September 2022
Length: Four - Eight Years
Venue: University of Warwick
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Have a look at our funding scenarios to see what support might be available for prospective students.
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