BA (Hons) Liberal Studies (History)

Start Date:
September 2020; January 2021
3 years, full time

Study a degree that’s tailor-made for you.

A liberal arts degree gives you the freedom to focus on the subjects that most interest you. You’ll concentrate on a major area of study while maintaining a breadth of learning spanning the arts, humanities and social sciences.

The History Major offers a critical examination of past societies, events and ideas. You’ll explore a variety of different time periods and geographical locations to gain an understanding of how global histories are created.

You will evaluate historical evidence, compare and contrast opposing viewpoints and draw your own conclusions about the world around you.

Elective modules will help you understand the breadth of this discipline and also give you a broad skillset.

Options to learn a language and study abroad at one of our international partners will help expand your learning and global outlook.

This degree will develop you into a highly employable individual who is able to pursue a career in fields as diverse as politics, publishing, archive and museum work, academia, and journalism.

Tuition Fees
    £18,000 (fee for one academic year. Fees for subsequent years are subject to increase)
Entry Requirements 
  • 3 A-levels (typically BCC) or international equivalent Mathematics GCSE at grades A-C/9-4 or equivalent

English Language Requirements 

IELTS: Overall score of 6.0 with no score below 5.5 in any of the four components, or equivalent

Course Features 
  • A tailor-made degree that reflects your personal and professional interests

  • A choice of over 50 electives spanning the arts, humanities and social sciences

  • Opportunity to study abroad

  • Direct access to London's world-class cultural and historical resources

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Year 1

  • History of London

  • Introduction to Western History

  • Study of History

  • The Formation of Modern Europe

  • The World’s Religions

  • Five Elective Modules

Year 2

  • Medieval and Early Modern England

  • 20th Century Britain

  • 20th Century Europe

  • 20th Century US International History

  • Topics in International History

  • Five Elective Modules

Year 3

  • Advanced Topics in History

  • Medieval and Early Modern Europe

  • Philosophy of History

  • The History of Modern China: Imperialism and Recovery

  • Five Elective Modules

  • Major Capstone (dissertation)

Course Leader 
Professor Tom Villis


'I really appreciate the open-minded approach to this degree, which applies more accurately to real life. The History major is not based solely on textbook learning but rather focuses more on past experiences with a wide room for interpretation.'

Ragwa Fouda, Egypt

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