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Course Overview

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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.

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Entry Requirements

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Flexible entry requirements, consideration given for non-traditional qualifications, work and life experience. Applicants are normally interviewed by the course selector.

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Areas of Study - First Year

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You will be required to take a core module, at level 4

  • Making of the Modern World.

At least two of the remaining three level 4 modules can be taken from the list below:

  • The Historian's Toolkit
  • The Medieval World
  • Kill or Cure: The History of Medicine and Health
  • Latin America: Themes and Problems
  • North America: Theme and Problems
  • Politics and Society in Africa from 1800
  • The Enlightenment

This wide range of modules reflects the broad interests of the History Department, including British and American history. Most Level 4 modules are fully assessed: ie. you will write essays but will not take exams, although there is an examination for the core module, Making of the Modern World.

You can also select history modules 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.

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Areas of Study - After completion of first year

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At Honours Level modules taught by the History Department are assessed by a mixture of examination and assessment. Assessment essays give you an opportunity to study in depth an aspect of the module you are taking. At Honours Level you may continue to take modules from the later modern period described above but you will also take modules from the Medieval and Early Modern period.

Honours Level modules offered by other departments include a wide range of modules in Classics and History of Art, modules in Economics History (please contact the Economics department regarding suitable modules) and historical modules taught by Politics, Sociology, Centre for Lifelong Learning and Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning (IATL).

Level 5 and 6 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. Daytime students may also take a Special Subject but are recommended to discuss this with the History part-time co-ordinator first.

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Teaching, assessment and study support

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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.

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How to apply

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Applications are now open. Please follow this link: Apply Now.

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Fees and Funding

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The University will charge Home students £1,540 for each 30 credit module in 2019-20. Fees for subsequent years of the course have yet to be confirmed.

See Student fees and funding for more information and view potential additional fees. You can also download a copy of fee information for 2019-20 here.

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Location and Times

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Classes are on located on Main Campus, The University of Warwick. Times dependent on modules taken; please contact us for more details

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Further Information

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*The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.

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Why would I want to use this service?

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There is no mandate or requirement to use the service, it is entirely voluntary.

The University is a large complex organisation, and not every idea originator has the time, access or skills necessary to take a raw idea and progress it through the various stakeholder groups. The Innovation Support service can help with that process.

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Will you definitely help get my idea launched/accepted?

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The Innovation Support service does not guarantee every idea will be implemented – in fact, the majority will not make it through to final implementation.

Most ideas make complete sense when considered in isolation, but often cannot take account of the complexities and practicalities of the full environment. Many ideas cannot overcome the challenges of real-world practicalities.

The Innovation Support service cannot guarantee every idea is accepted or implemented – however it can guarantee that ideas that generate sufficient positive support are fully considered and tested against realities. It will also attempt to develop ideas to overcome any obstacles identified. It cannot guarantee implementation, but it can guarantee full consideration.

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