Our History programme is diverse, international in focus and innovative. Exploring primarily modern and contemporary history, this course will teach you the skills for effective research and analysis, helping to hone your ability to absorb, understand and communicate complex information. We cover British, South Asian, European and African and North and South American history and the more niche topics of photographic history, the history of sport and leisure, war and conflict, migration, ethnicity and racism, and employability.
We use a mixture of year-long and half-year modules to allow you to study a wide range of different subjects and experience a variety of diverse teaching methods and types of assessment. As you progress through the course, we’ll challenge you with more in-depth explorations, and the subject matter will become increasingly complex. You’ll be supported by a passionate teaching team who provide an interactive and dynamic learning environment.
At DMU, you can study History with a modern language (French, Mandarin or Spanish), from either beginner or post-GSCE level. You will choose 75 per cent of your options from our History modules and 25 per cent of your courses will be language options.
- History at DMU is ranked number one in the East Midlands and 14th in the UK, according to the Guardian University Guide 2021.
- You will take two 15 credit modules per study level in your chosen language, which will equate to three hours of language per week. During your weekly language workshop, you will develop your language skills through the study of the country, the society, the culture and the people.
- Specialise in distinctive areas such as photographic history, history of sport and leisure, war and conflict, migration, history and employability, ethnicity and racism.
- 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.
- Our specificity is to cater for any language experience, meaning you will study at a level and pace that really suits you and your needs. Learning a new language with us will therefore not only provide you with linguistic skills, but will also enhance skills in your native language and develop your presentation, written and critical skills.
- Benefit from expert teaching delivered by our team of renowned academics, as well as gain wider knowledge and insight through organised trips to archives and museums such as The National Archives in London.
- Develop transferable skills by learning how to research and communicate complex information effectively and apply this to a real-world context through a placement. Previous students have gained professional experience at a large regional newspaper, Leicester’s award-winning King Richard III Visitor Centre, and taught at a school in Spain.
- Enhance your studies through DMU Global, our international experience programme. History students have previously learned about Jewish immigrant life in New York, discovered Danish heritage in Copenhagen and explored the legacies of authoritarian rule in Berlin.