From the polite conversation of the eighteenth century coffee-house to the agitation of twentieth century acid-house, this course gives you the opportunity to explore modern British history, with a media twist. Rooted in social, cultural and political history, there is also a strong focus on Europe as well as wider global contexts.
The course sits within our Faculty of Media & Communication which means that, as well as studying history in the traditional sense, you will be using newspapers, on-line sites, sound recordings, television and film as a way of exploring a broad range of topics. Public history is also an important aspect of the course and throughout your degree you will work with a range of outside agencies such as museums, archives and heritage organisations. For your final year Graduate Project you'll work in small teams on a proposal for a public history event, this has recently included work with organisations such as Kingsleigh Primary School, Priest House Museum, The Lighthouse Poole, Wimborne Minster, Dorset History Centre and Bournemouth Civic Society.
To complement your studies, you’ll have the opportunity to put theory into practice with a work placement: either four-weeks, if you are studying a three-year degree, or 30-weeks, if completing a four-year course. Not only will this add valuable experience to your CV, but it will help you to use the transferable skills you have already learned and ultimately improve your career options once you graduate.
You will be joining an active history community which combines both the social and the scholarly, with a lively History Society and membership of our internationally renowned Centre for Media History.
100% of final year students said they found the course intellectually stimulating, 92% of whom also said the staff are good at explaining things. Join us on live chat now to find out more, or register to meet us at an open day.
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Next start date:
September 2019, September 2020
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
3 years full-time (or 4 years with a 30 week placement) full-time
All subjects considered
International entry requirements:
For September 2019 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent. For more information, check out our international entry requirements.
For September 2020 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in reading or writing and 5.5 in all other components, or equivalent. For more information, check out our international entry requirements.