American History with Modern History

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 10.6 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 14.4 k / Year(s) Deadline: Jan 15, 2025
200 place StudyQA ranking:5687 Duration:36 months

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Description

The principal components of this four-year degree course are American and Modern history. Aiming to combine depth and breadth of study, this course gives rich opportunities for progressively more specialised and advanced work.

The programme combines the study of Modern history with American history, with primary focus falling on America. There are opportunities to explore US foreign policy, the Supreme Court, slavery, civil rights, and Native American history. There is an interdisciplinary dimension that encourages students to take modules involving the use of literary as well as historical sources.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline January 15 Tuition fee
  • EUR 10560 Year (EEA)
  • EUR 14430 Year (Non-EEA)

UK/EU £9,000; International £12,300

Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time Intensity Flexible

Course Content

In your first year you will take six modules. In addition to taking classes in American and Modern history, you will also take an introductory module that will equip you with the general intellectual and analytical skills necessary for this course.
In your second year, you will choose your six modules from a very wide range on offer in American history (for example: American and Vietnam; Race and Racism in the USA; Civil Rights and Black Liberation; Contemporary US Foreign Policy) and American Studies (for example: The American Dream; Looking at Pictures: photography and visual culture in the USA; American Music; Reading the Virgin Land).
Your third year is spent in the United States, Canada, Australia or New Zealand.
Your final year includes: the writing of a research based dissertation; a two-semester documents-based special subject in American History (focusing, for example, on American Slavery, the Civil Rights Movement, Native American history, or the Cold War); and a fourth module chosen from a wide range of topics in American and Modern history.

Assessment

Key skills, issues and ideas are introduced in lectures given by all members of faculty. These are accompanied by more specialist study, undertaken in small seminar groups. You will also spend time studying and researching in the library. You will be assessed at the end of each semester on the basis of coursework, and at the end of each year by examination. In your final year, you will write a dissertation on a topic of your choice and with the advice of tutors. There is no final examination. Your final degree result is determined by the marks you receive in years two and four.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 6.5 TOEFL iBT® test : 88

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Requirements

  • Qualification: BA (Hons)
  • A Level: AAB-ABB including History
  • International Baccalaureate: 33-32 points including 5 in History
  • Scottish Highers: At least one Advanced Higher preferred in addition to Highers
  • Scottish Advanced Highers: AAB-ABB including History
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: AAAABB-AABBBB
  • Access Course: Please contact the university for further information
  • HND: Please contact the university for further information
  • European Baccalaureate: 80-75%

Students for whom English is a Foreign language

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading). Recognised English Language qualifications include:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in Reading and Writing with no less than 5.5 in any component)
  • TOEFL: Internet-based score of 88 overall (minimum 20 in Reading and Speaking components, 19 in Writing component and 17 in Listening components.
  • PTE: 62 overall (minimum 55 in Reading and Writing components with no less than 51 in any component).

If you do not meet the University's entry requirements, our INTO Language Learning Centre offers a range of university preparation courses to help you develop the high level of academic and English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study.

Interviews

The majority of candidates will not be called for an interview. However, for some students an interview will be requested. These are normally quite informal and generally cover topics such as your current studies, reasons for choosing the course and your personal interests and extra-curricular activities.

Students will have the opportunity to meet with an academic on a Visit Day in order to gain a deeper insight into the course(s) you have applied for.

Gap Year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year.
Deferred Entry We also welcome applications for deferred entry, believing that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry and may wish to contact the appropriate Admissions Office directly to discuss this further.

Special Entry Requirements

Students applying for this course must have a grade B or above in History A Level.

Intakes

The School's annual intake is in September of each year.

Alternative Qualifications

If you have alternative qualifications that have not been mentioned above then please contact university directly for further information.

GCSE Offer

Students should have GCSE Mathematics and English at Grade C or above.

Assessment

For the majority of candidates the most important factors in assessing the application will be past and future achievement in examinations, academic interest in the subject being applied for, personal interest and extra-curricular activities and the confidential reference. We consider applicants as individuals and accept students from a very wide range of educational backgrounds and spend time considering your application in order to reach an informed decision relating to your application. Typical offers are indicated above. Please note, there may be additional subject entry requirements specific to individual degree courses.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Related Scholarships*

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  • Access Bursary

    Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

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