Why Should You Take This Course?
The course explores some of the principal developments in British and World History over the last two centuries that have shaped the Modern World.
Unit 1 - The British Empire: c. 1857 to 1914 - Examines the rise of the British Empire prior to the First World War.
Unit 2 -The Cold War: c. 1945 to 1963 - Explore the origins of the conflict and the partition of Europe and link them to the Truman Doctrine, Marshall Plan and the Berlin Airlift along with the formation of NATO. The extension of the Cold War to Asia with the emergence of Communist China and the Korean War are explored.
Unit 1 -The British Empire: c. 1857 to 1967 - This year covers the impact of the First World War and the extension of Empire to the Middle East.
Unit 2 - The Cold War: c. 1945 to 1991 - This explores the development of the Vietnam War between 1963 and 1975, in the context of the Cold War. Development of relationships between the USA, USSR and the PRC (China) and the impact the changes have on the Cold War.
Unit 3 - Coursework - involves the student preparing an individual study based on an aspect of Historical Study drawn from a wide range of choices including: Marian Reforms, the Hundred Years War, Tudor Rebellions and the Rise of the British Empire prior to 1857.
How will I be assessed?
There will be two exams, each 2 hours 30 minutes.
Are there any special expenses?
Students will be advised to purchase some books to supplement their studies.
What could I do next?
History is a popular subject for Higher Education and the transferable skills it cultivates are applicable to a wide variety of careers, including Banking, Journalism and the Civil Service.
We still have spaces available for courses starting in September 2018. If you wish to apply, please complete the online application form as soon as possible.