Cultural History – BA


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Explore historical periods and topics through the lens of art, film and literature.

This degree programme offers an inspiring opportunity to study cultural history from the Middle Ages through to the modern day – incorporating art, architecture, artefacts, material culture, literature, film and media.

Tailor your degree and choose from a diverse and wide-ranging offering of modules, from gender in medieval Islam and the development of New York as a cosmopolitan city. Delve into medieval London through its pubs, plague-pits and monuments. Study Japanese film or the Golden Age of Hollywood, or examine the history of video games, from Pac-Man to Pokémon.

You’ll also have access to the full range of cultural, social, political and intellectual history modules offered by the School of History, taught by our internationally-renowned staff. You can take this degree with a year abroad, immersing yourself in a different culture and society.

Course Info
Structure You can complete your Cultural History degree in three or four years. If you choose to study abroad, this will take place in Year 3 and Year 3 modules will instead be studied in Year 4.