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About

This two-year History by Distance Learning programme from University of Birmingham offers you the opportunity to explore a number of historical themes, drawing on the Department of History’s broad range of expertise.

Overview

You may pursue one of five pathways through the History by Distance Learning programme from University of Birmingham:

  • Contemporary History
  • Global History
  • Medieval Studies
  • Modern British Studies
  • Early Modern History

Your chosen pathway will determine your choice of core modules and the theme of your dissertation, but you also have the opportunity to study two optional modules in other areas which suit your particular interest.

Birmingham’s Department of History is ranked the best in the country*, with 87% of its research rated as world leading or internationally excellent in terms of its quality. Research in the department spans the medieval to the modern, including topics such as China’s Middle Period, the material culture of the early modern household, and non-governmental organisations in modern Britain. 

This research expertise is evident within our teaching within our programmes drawing on the diverse regional and chronological expertise available in the Department of History.

Career

Your degree will provide excellent preparation for employment and this will be further enhanced by a range of employability support services offered by the University.

The University's Careers Network provides advice and information specifically for postgraduates that will help you to develop an effective career and skills development strategy, and to make the most of your time with us at the University. The College of Arts and Law also has a dedicated careers and employability team to deliver local support.

In addition to a range of campus-based events and workshops, Careers Network provides extensive online resources, and comprehensive listings of hundreds of graduate jobs and work experience opportunities.

You will also be able to access our full range of careers support for up to two years after graduation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mass Society and Modernity 1914-1945 
  • Globalisation since 1945 
  • Global Histories: Comparisons and Connections 
  • The Making of the World: Themes in Global History 
  • Approaches to Medieval Studies
  • Understanding Medieval Documents

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

You will need an Honours degree in a relevant subject, normally of an upper second-class standard.

Tuition Fee

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Funding

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