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The University of Wolverhampton

BA (Hons)History

Why choose this course?

History is important: it shapes our lives and moulds our identities. This fascinating and thorough course allows you to examine a wide range of themes and issues in the history of Britain, Europe and the Americas from the sixteenth century to the present day. Focusing on the cultural, political, social and economic aspects of historical change, you will be encouraged to study particular areas of historical interest and controversy in depth. Subjects include the study of youth culture, crime, labour movements, consumption, globalisation, migration, and the impact and conduct of war.

In your studies, you will learn the essential historical techniques of critical analysis, research methods and the skills required for handling and processing information. You will also be given the opportunity to demonstrate your understanding of different historical approaches through a varied and dynamic learning and teaching environment. Using traditional and enhanced electronic forms of learning, this degree enables you to achieve your full potential, developing the skills for successful study and future employment.

The course actively encourages intellectual curiosity and digital literacy and lets you apply the skills you have learned in the classroom to relevant work situations. Our graduates are in high demand and employers value the critical awareness, communication skills, initiative and organisational abilities the course instils in our students.

What happens on the course?

Indicative Course Structure (Info correct on July 2016).

Semester 1 Starters:

Year 1 (Level 4)

Semester 1

Semester 2

4HS001: The Pursuit of History

C

4HS003: The Making of Modern Britain

4HS002: Early Modern England

C

4HS004: European and American History, 1776-1914

Take ONE of:

4PO005: Campaigning and Citizenship: women in Britain and its Empire 1800-1950

4GK006: Success in Higher Education

4WL002: Basic Language

4WL003: Elementary Language

O

Take ONE of:

4SL011: Volunteering in the Community

4GK006: Success in Higher Education

4WR004: The Holocaust

4PO006: Contemporary Capitalism

4WL002: Basic Language

4WL003: Elementary Language

Year 2 (Level 5)

Semester 1

Semester 2

Take TWO of:

5HS002: Revolutionary Ireland

5HS006: Victorian Britain

5HS008: Migrant Stories, Migrant Journeys

5HS010: The Great War, 1914-1918

5WR006: War in Europe 1939-45

O

Take TWO of:

5HS001: The Cold War

5HS003: Sex and the City: Sexuality in the long Eighteenth century

5HS005: The British Working Class, 1900–1985

5HS007: Preserving the Past

5HS011:

5WR002: The Battle for Normandy, 1944

Take ONE of:

5PO006: Contemporary Britain

5HU001: The Enlightenment

Another additional level 5 History module from the box above

5WL001: Basic Language

5WL002: Elementary Language

O

Take ONE of:

5SL008: Volunteering in Action

Another additional level 5 History module from the box above

5WL001: Basic Language

5WL002: Elementary Language

Year 2 (Level 5) PLACEMENT YEAR (Option)

5LW022: Supervised Placement Year (40 credits)

Year 3 (Level 6)

Semester 1

Semester 2

Take TWO of the following:

6HS003: Consumption and the World of Goods

6HS011:

6HS013: Work Placement in the Community

6HS015: Sexual Politics: Gender, sex and feminism in Britain after 1918

6WR004: Trial by Fire: The American Civil War 1861–1865

6WL001: Intermediate/Advanced Language

O

Take TWO of the following:

6HS001: USA, 1890-1945

6HS006: Youth Culture in C20th Britain

6HS010: Germany, 1919-1949

6HS013: Work Placement in the Community

6HS014: The Family in Britain, 1830-1939

6WL001: Intermediate/Advanced Language

Take ONE of

6HS004: History Independent Study

If you choose to take an Independent Study in semester 2 (strongly advised), take one more module from the level 6 lists above.

NB: one Independent Study must be taken in the year- see note below

C

Take ONE of

6HS004: History Independent Study

If you choose to take an Independent Study in semester 1 (NOT advised), take one more module from the level 6 lists above.

NB: one Independent Study must be taken in the year- see note below

Why Wolverhampton?

The course allows you to study a full range of historical topics in an innovative, supportive and exciting environment. You will be taught by leading scholars and academic experts, with a proven and respected research and publications record. You will be able to study particular themes and issues that interest you, rather than undertaking surveys of long periods of history, and you will develop key historical and transferable skills in a stimulating environment that is geared towards academic achievement, personal development and future employability.

Career path

The skills, competencies and knowledge you learn through historical study are directly relevant to a wide variety of careers. Librarianship and information work, archive management, museum administration and heritage management are professions that actively employ our history graduates.

History also provides the key analytical and digitally literate skills that are much sought after in the fields of local government, the civil service, the media and a wide range of business and commercial activities. In addition, history is an ideal course for students wishing to enter the teaching profession. Many of our graduates have taken a PGCE course or further teaching qualifications and have become successful teachers in the primary sector and history specialists in secondary schools and FE colleges. A sizeable number of our graduates have also chosen to extend their interest in the subject by undertaking applied historical research at postgraduate level.

What skills will you gain?

As a graduate of this course you will be able to demonstrate:

  1. A critical understanding of the problematic nature of interpreting the past, the variety of theoretical and methodological approaches to the subject, and the multiplicity of sources available to historians.
  2. An informed appreciation of the processes of continuity and change over an extended time-span and how these have been affected by the contested exercise of power.
  3. The ability to analyse the historical construction and changing nature of identities, as defined principally by place, ethnicity, gender and class.
  4. A critical engagement with key historiographical debates and the ability to address these in depth using primary and secondary sources.
  5. The use of appropriate technologies in digitally literate and enterprising ways to support historical research, process data and produce written work and presentational material.
  6. An understanding of the value of civic responsibility in your outlook toward and relationships with others in a global context.

Entry requirements

2017 Entry

  • ‘A’ levels at grades BBC - CCC
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade MMM, BTEC QCF Diploma grade DD
  • Access to HE Diploma full award (Pass of 60 credits - of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at level 3 including 18 at Merit or Distinction).
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • Successful completion of the foundation year of our BA (Hons) Law and Social Sciences with Foundation Year guarantees entry on to this course
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here
  • Successful completion of the International Foundation Year in Social Sciences guarantees entry on to this course

Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please seehttp://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.

Course fees and finance

2017/8 Home/EU International
Full time £9,250 £11,475
Part time # £2,835
2016/7 Home/EU International
Full time £9,000 £11,250
Part time # £2,780

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2017/8. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact 01902 321150

These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

Contact us

Telephone

01902 32 22 22

Email

enquiries@wlv.ac.uk

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