History BA at King’s has a world-class reputation, offering graduates excellent career prospects. In your first year, you will explore a wide variety of introductory level modules, building an understanding of the background of historical events over an extensive period. In your second year, you choose a more focused pathway, exploring themes across a narrower time range while encouraging a more comparative approach to history. Your third year of study will challenge you to think more deeply and broadly about historical developments. You will develop comparative and theoretical perspectives, and select from one of the many specialist topics on offer, studying its primary source materials and writing your research dissertation on it.
History BA at King’s is a three-year course where you will take modules totalling 120 credits for each year and will be assessed through a combination of essays, examinations, presentations, group work and dissertations. You will choose from a wide range of modules, which span the Medieval, Early Modern and Modern History of Britain, Europe and the World.
Our modules are designed by the academics within the department and reflect their expertise. In the final year, you’ll have the opportunity to undertake a research dissertation on a topic that is linked to one of the many specialist subjects we offer, with one-to-one support from academic staff with comparable interests. We are part of the University of London and as second and final-year students, you’ll have the option to study History modules at other institutions (such as UCL and Royal Holloway), creating an even greater choice of modules.
Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.
Forms of assessment may typically include coursework, presentations and examinations. You may also benefit from some informal assessment during individual modules to help steer your studies and enhance your learning.
The Department of History at King’s is centrally located on our Strand Campus and is within walking distance of the capital’s famous landmarks, including the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, the River Thames and the South Bank. London offers unparalleled historical resources, including the British Museum, British Library, Imperial War Museum and National Gallery. Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the optional modules you select.
There are opportunities to study abroad as part of your History degree at King’s. Recent popular destinations have included The University of North Carolina Chapel, The University of Auckland and The University of Hong Kong.
All students are offered the opportunity to study abroad as part of their History degree at King's and recent popular destinations include The University of North Carolina Chapel, The University of Auckland and The University of Hong Kong.
Find out more about studying abroad: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/studyabroad