Our course looks at the history of Britain, Europe and the wider world between c.1500-1800, highlighting themes of political, cultural, religious and social history.
Taught by experts in the histories of the Reformation and the Enlightenment, gender, the material world of the Renaissance, race and racism, and on Britain, Ireland, France, the Netherlands, Portugal and the Iberian world, our course offers you the opportunity to choose from a wide range of study options at one of Europe's leading History departments.
Leads to careers in museums, journalism, finance and the cultural sector.
- One of the best history departments in the world, ranked 5th in the UK for Research Quality (REF 2014) and in the top five departments of history in Europe (QS World University Rankings 2017).
- King's graduates enjoy one of the best employment rates and starting salaries in the UK. King's is ranked in the top 6 in the UK for graduate employment (Times and Sunday Times Good Universities Guide 2016).
- A wide set of optional modules all taught by established experts in the field.
- A rigorous core course that trains students in historical research in archives, manuscripts, print and objects.
- Central London location and staff expertise offers students unrivalled access to world-class museums, collections, archives and libraries as well as easy access to resources in Europe.
- Vibrant research culture of seminars, workshops and conferences in the department and at the Institute of Historical Research, in which students are encouraged to participate.
Who should take this course
Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours in History or a related humanities or social science subject. Students without a history degree may be required to show relevant research skills in order to be accepted.
Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 180 credits.
You are required to take:
- Approaches to Early Modern History (40 credits)
- Advanced Skills for Historians (20 credits)
- Dissertation (60 credits)
In addition, you are required to take 60 credits from a range of optional modules, which may typically include:
- Power, Identity & Religion: Reformations in England & Europe (20 credits)
- Ritual in Early Modern Society (20 credits)
- Body & Society in Early Modern Europe (20 credits)
- From Hume to Darwin: God, Man & Nature in European Thought (20 credits)
- Liberty, Reason & the State: British Moral & Political Thought in Early-modernity (20 credits)
- Inequality in World History (20 credits)
- Up to 40 credits from a range of master's level modules offered outside the department, including intercollegiately, subject to approval
- One graduate level language module offered by King's Modern Language Centre
King's College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study.
- Full time overseas fees:
About Course Provider
King's College London is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2018/19) and among the oldest in England.
King's vision is to make the world a better place, building on our history of pioneering research that has advanced and shaped modern life, such as: the discovery of the structure of DNA; research to better understand autism and develop life-changing therapies; informing air pollution awareness and policy; research that led to the development of radio, radar, television and mobile phones; and making maths available to the underprivileged. These are all ways that we are having a transformational impact on society.
Our intellectually rigorous teaching environment is coupled with a commitment to providing a rich and supportive student experience. We have more than 31,000 students (of whom nearly 12,800 are postgraduates, with 1,000 students enrolled in online masters courses) from 150 countries worldwide, meaning that students are part of a truly international community. Our 8,500 members of staff collaborate with students to help them get the most out of their degree. Many of our academics are also researchers working within and influencing their industries, meaning that students learn the latest thinking and understand its practical and contemporary relevance.
King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services.
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