Hear from a tutor and student about studying History at Liverpool Hope.
The study of History helps you to understand how individuals, communities and societies have lived in the past and how those past experiences have helped to shape the present world. History helps us make sense of our world and understand what may lie ahead because the future is shaped by its history in so many ways. Students will have the opportunity to study a wide range of historical periods and topics with elements in British, European and International History from the late medieval age to the twentieth century. You will engage with a wide variety of historical evidence throughout the whole of your degree programme.
History at Liverpool Hope is part of the supportive and friendly environment of the Department of Politics, History, Media and Communication and you will benefit from a subject team of recognised scholars and experts in their fields who are dedicated and experienced teachers and researchers and regular publishers of their research. If you choose to specialise in History you will receive dedicated and supportive tutorial supervision as you research and write your final-year dissertation.
You will enjoy access to a wealth of historical sources within Liverpool and Merseyside and we work with our partners in National Museums Liverpool to ensure that students benefit greatly from the important collections and archives in the city. Working with the staff and resources of the World Museum, the new Museum of Liverpool and the Maritime Museum and its associated International Slavery Museum forms an important part of our students' learning experiences. The department runs an extensive programme of fieldwork activities every year in the local area and beyond, and runs study visits to Berlin normally in alternate years.
The programme specifications for this subject can be downloaded below.
Why choose this subject?
The elements and topics available to study on either the History Single or Combined Honours include:
The course will explore thematically two contrasting periods of history: twentieth-century European history and English history from 1450-1600. Skills sessions (including fieldwork, document workshops and groupwork) will focus on the history of Liverpool.
This course considers aspects of the wars and empires that shaped Europe's impact on the world from the Peace of Westphalia to the immediate aftermath of the Second World War. Attention is given to the main European powers, but particular emphasis is placed on the British Empire, the most extensive empire in history.
This course examines the development of witchcraft and witch-beliefs in England and colonial America, particularly New England, during the period from 1540 to 1740.
This course considersIreland’s contemporary and historical place within Europe. In doing so, it reviews the Great Famine and Irish Historical Memory, Land and its Impact on Irish Politics and Society Religion and its Social and Welfare Impact.
Britain is a fascinating country for the purposes of political analysis, with a very distinctive national political system, some important issues at local and regional level and a significant role in international affairs. This course allows students to explore British politics in detail at all three of these levels, combining theoretical understanding with practical analysis of contemporary issues.
This course looks at the transformation of postwar Europe, exploring the extent to which Europe has changed from 1945 to the present day.
This course will cover: issues in Researching Women’s History, the Suffrage Movement in Britain, the United States Constitution and Women’s Suffrage, Ireland, Nationalism and Suffragism,Women and the Trade Union Movement,Gender and the formation of the British Labour Party, Militancy and the Suffragettes, the Anti-Suffrage Movement including 'Women and War', universal franchise, gender, media and propaganda and women’s liberation
This course will examine English commercial and colonial enterprise in Ireland, North America and the Caribbean during the period from c.1550 to 1650, including the settlement of Virginia and New England and the emergence of the early slave trade.
This course examines the theories and nature of fascism and dictatorship in the twentieth century. It compares political regimes and right-wing movements across European and considers the relationship between fascism and various social groups and cultural categories.
This course provides the opportunity for students to undertake independent study over a sustained period of time, using both primary and secondary materials.
This course will examine the nature of Charles I's rule in England, Scotland and Ireland and the causes and nature of armed conflict in all three kingdoms. It will include discussion of his relationships with the parliaments of all three kingdoms, foreign and financial policies, cultural and religious developments, political breakdown and military developments.
This course outlines and critically evaluates institutions, processes and practices in the federal government of the United States. It addresses the American Constitution, the structure of government and how it addresses contemporary social, political and economic issues.
The standard offer level is a minimum of 300 UCAS points, including a minimum of two A/A2 levels or equivalent. In addition, applicants require an A2 level (or equivalent) in History, Government and Politics, English Literature, Classical Civilisation or Ancient History. Applicants offering other subjects will be considered.
History is available as a BA Single Honours degree, UCAS code V100
It can be studied as a combined honours degree with the following subjects:
|History and Christian Theology||UCAS code VV61|
|History and Drama & Theatre Studies||UCAS code WV41|
|History and Early Childhood||UCAS code VXC3|
|History and Education||UCAS code VX13|
|History and English Language||UCAS code QV3C|
|History and International Relations||UCAS code VL12|
|History and Media & Communication||UCAS code VPD3|
|History and Music||UCAS code VW13|
|History and Philosophy & Ethics||UCAS code VV15|
|History and Politics||UCAS code LV21|
|History and Psychology||UCAS code VC1V|
|History and Social Policy||UCAS code VL14|
|History and Sociology||UCAS code LV31|
|History and Tourism||UCAS code VN83|
It is also available to study with Primary Teaching Honours degree (BA QTS), UCAS code X1VD.
History graduates have worked for the BBC, the National Trust, the National Monuments Commission, the Civil Service, national and local newspapers, banking and accountancy firms, museums and galleries and many retail and commercial businesses, using the important skills developed through studying History.
A number of our students go on to postgraduate elements, including our own MA programmes in History and International Relations. Others opt for postgraduate elements in teacher training, law, and library and archive administration.
Successful student Leanne Green was awarded a prestigious scholarship by the Museums Association and gained First Class Honours in her degree. She has gone on to complete an MA in Art Gallery and Museum Studies at Leeds University and is currently beginning her doctoral studies in Manchester. Leanne was an active member of the History & Politics Society at Liverpool Hope and took part in the field trip to Berlin. In her words: “If you put the work in and seek support when you need it, you will be rewarded with a fantastic education and you will have a great doing it.”