Exploring primarily modern and contemporary history, our course is diverse, international in focus and innovative. While focusing on war and conflict, immigration, racism, nationalism and empire, you’ll explore, debate and evaluate the key events and ideas that have shaped our world.
This course will hone your ability to absorb, understand and communicate complex information. As you progress through the course, we’ll challenge you with more in-depth explorations and you’ll be supported by a passionate teaching team who provide an interactive and dynamic learning environment.
You will choose from a broad range of modules which are taught by lecturers who are leading experts in their fields. We cover British, South Asian, European, African and North and South American history and also offer unique specialist topics such as history of photography, history of sport and leisure, and history in the workplace.
- History at DMU is ranked number one in the East Midlands and 14th in the UK, according to the Guardian University Guide 2021.
- Develop a wide range of transferable skills by learning how to research and communicate complex information effectively. Our graduates use these skills to forge successful careers across a range of professions including teaching, the law, marketing and the heritage and museum sector.
- Specialise in distinctive areas such as photographic history, history of sport and leisure, war and conflict, migration, history and employability, ethnicity and racism.
- Learn from academics with international reputations who utilise innovative teaching methods to deliver a lively learning experience, which is enhanced by lectures from visiting guest speakers
- Boost your career prospects through placement and internship opportunities – our students have gained valuable skills at a large regional newspaper, the award-winning King Richard III visitor centre in Leicester, as well as teaching in Spain.
- Enhance your studies through DMU Global, our international experience programme. History students recently learnt about Jewish immigrant life in New York, discovered Danish heritage in Copenhagen and explored the legacies of authoritarian rule in Berlin.
- Benefit from organised visits to archives and museums such as National Archives in London. You can also access DMU’s own historical collections, such as the Stephen Lawrence Papers, the Ski Club of GB archive and the Kodak collection, held at the Kimberlin Library.