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BA in History (Full Time)

St Mary's University, Twickenham, London

Course Description

In short, the study of History is essential, and at St Mary’s you will have the opportunity to explore a wide range of different historical periods, countries, and themes.

You will immerse yourself in histories of Britian, Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and America, ranging from the medieval period to the present day. You will study the rise and fall of states, the causes of wars and revolutions, and social and political movements.

You will be doing much more than learning what happened, you will be interpreting sources, explaining how and why societies change, and thinking about why that is important, and by doing this you will be equipping yourself to analyse the many challenges of today’s world.

Studying History at St Mary’s will also give you the opportunity to develop skills such as conducting research, analysing evidence, and communicating your findings that employers look for in a range of careers. Our recent graduates have gone on to further study or to work in fields as diverse as law, finance, marketing, public relations, teaching, museums and heritage.

  • Number one History department in London for teaching quality, and number two for student experience (Times Good University Guide 2019)
  • 94% teaching satisfaction among History students at St Mary's (Guardian Uni League Tables 2019).
  • 90% of our students were in employment or further study six months after graduation (DELHE 2016)
  • Taught on our historic Strawberry Hill campus, just a half hour train journey from Central London
  • Explore the history of a broad range of different periods and geographical areas
  • Expert staff with excellent research reputation offering a high level of student support
  • Study overseas at one of our international partner institutions

In short, the study of History is essential, and at St Mary’s you will have the opportunity to explore a wide range of different historical periods, countries, and themes. You will immerse yourself in histories of Britian, Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and America, ranging from the medieval period to the present day. You will study the rise and fall of states, the...

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Course Content

Year one

  • Art and Power 
  • Doing History 
  • Histories of Transatlantic Slavery 
  • Revolutions and Rebellions 
  • The Mediterranean World 
  • War and Society 

Year two

  • Crime and Punishment in London, 1700-1900 
  • Great Southern Land: A History of Australia 
  • History City Case Study 
  • Liberty or Death: The French Revolution 
  • Making History Work 
  • Popular Culture, Aesthetics and History 

Year three

  • Civil Rights in America, 1945-1993 
  • Collective Memory and the Second World War 
  • History Dissertation 
  • Imagining the Ottoman Empire 
  • Independent Study 
  • Liberating Histories 

Year one Art and Power  Doing History  Histories of Transatlantic Slavery  Revolutions and Rebellions  The Mediterranean World  War and Society  Year two Crime and Punishment in London, 1700-1900  Great...

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Entry Requirements

80 UCAS points should include at least two B grades at A Level (or equivalent).

Requirements for other qualifications (including BTECs, Irish Highers, Scottish Highers, International Baccalaureates and Access Courses) are also available. For more information please email [email protected]

To calculate your expected UCAS points, please use the UCAS Tariff calculator.

We will make you an offer if you are within the tariff band range and you meet subject-specific requirements (where applicable).

For undergraduate programmes we will take into account subjects studied at Level 3, your GCSEs (or equivalent) profile, relevant non-academic achievements outlined in your personal statement, references and your motivation for study.

International requirements

International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. If English is not your first language you will need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any section (or equivalent).

80 UCAS points should include at least two B grades at A Level (or equivalent). Requirements for other qualifications (including BTECs, Irish Highers, Scottish Highers, International Baccalaureates and Access Courses) are also available. For more information please email [email protected] To calculate your expected UCAS points, please use the UCAS Tariff...

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Assessment Methods

The majority of our assessment is through coursework, although there are a small number of revealed exams.

Our assessment models are different for each module, allowing you to develop a range of demonstrable skills during your degree programme.

Many modules are assessed through essays, but you will also write critical commentaries about primary sources, or review books and articles. In some modules, you may create and present posters, or participate in mini-conferences where you'll present your work to your peers in a supportive and encouraging environment.

You will receive written feedback on all assignments and are encouraged to meet regularly with tutors to discuss your work individually.

The majority of our assessment is through coursework, although there are a small number of revealed exams. Our assessment models are different for each module, allowing you to develop a range of demonstrable skills during your degree programme. Many modules are assessed through essays, but you will also write critical commentaries about primary sources, or review...

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