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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

BA (Hons) History

Academic Year: 2019/20

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Summary
  • Aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Structure
  • Progression & weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Social Sciences
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award BA(Hons)/BA(Hons)+ DPS/DIntS
Programme title History
Programme code EUUB09
Length of programme The duration of the programme is either 6 semesters (three-year programme), or 8 semesters (four-year programme, including a placement year). The three-year programme allows, at Part B (Semester Two), for a course of study to be taught in English at a foreign University.
UCAS code V100/V101
Admissions criteria

BA(Hons) - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/v100

BA(Hons)+ DPS/DIntS - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/v101

 

Date at which the programme specification was published Wed, 07 Aug 2019 10:47:01 BST

1. Programme Aims

      

·         To equip students with knowledge, understanding and skills in Modern History.

·         To develop an understanding of the value of history both as an area of study and a tool for analysing the contemporary world by fostering critical, creative and independent thinking and a sensitive and disciplined approach to the subject

·         To stimulate students' enthusiasm for history through the deployment of cutting-edge teaching technologies and pedagogies designed to encourage student engagement.

·         To foster, enhance and advance students' personal development through a range of individual and team based learning activities.

·         To develop competence and practical skills which are transferable to a wide range of professions and careers as well as life experiences.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

  • QAA Subject Benchmarking Statement – History   
  • Framework for Higher Education Qualifications  
  • Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services, Careers Education Benchmark Statement
  •  University Learning and Teaching Strategy

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

1.    the idea of academic disciplines as dynamic, plural and contested; developed within the broader framework of the social sciences and humanities;

2.    the potential applications of concepts within a broader critical framework;

3.    the main methodologies used in the analysis and interpretation of texts, other sources and data;

4.    past societies and historical processes over a chronological and geographical range, encompassing the modern history of Britain, Europe, and the World;

5.    the use of primary evidence in historical argument;

6.    History as an academic discipline, its schools of interpretations, and the variety of methodological approaches and theoretical foundations.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

 

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

1.    demonstrate knowledge of cultural, political and social difference, through the analysis of the past;

2.    abstract and synthesise information in order to discuss changes in ways of thinking, cultural practices and behaviours over time;

3.    assess the merits of contrasting theories, explanations and arguments;

4.    critically evaluate and interpret a range of evidence, including texts, oral histories, visual materials other virtual sources and data;

5.    critically assess the construction of history as a political, cultural and social practice;

6.    appreciate the complexities and diversity of past events and mentalities;

7.    show a critical awareness of the problems inherent in historical sources and in interpreting the past.

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

 

1.    locate and retrieve information using a variety of research methods;

2.    select, combine, and interpret different types of source material;

3.    recognise and critically debate moral and ethical issues underpinning particular debates or enquiries;

4.    deploy bibliographic skills, including accuracy in the citation of sources and the use of proper conventions in the presentation of scholarly work

5.    present cogent and persuasive arguments in oral, written and practical form;

6.    undertake independent learning and research.

c. Key transferable skills:

1. undertake problem-solving and decision-making;

2. develop a reasoned argument;

3. solve problems with imagination and creativity;

4. communicate effectively in speech and writing;

5. work individually and in collaboration with others, demonstrating initiative and self-management;

6. use information and communication technologies for the retrieval and presentation of information.

 

4. Programme structure

History

This is a three-year long full-time degree programme.  In each of the three parts (years) of the degree (A, B and C), students take modules amounting to 120 credits with a minimum modular weight of 50 credits in each Semester, taking into account compulsory, optional and elective modules.

 

In addition, students have the opportunity to undertake a Placement Year (Part I) after Part B.

 

Important Note: No module may be taken and passed more than once.  Optional module availability is subject to timetabling constraints and optional modules may be subject to change.

 

Part A – Introductory Modules

The split of credits between Semesters in this Part will typically be 60:60  

(i) Compulsory Modules (total modular weight 100 Credits)

 

Module Code

Module Title

Semester

Modular Weight

EUA001

Smart Scholarship

1

10

EUA705

The Atlantic World: The Americas, Europe and Africa since the 15th Century

1

20

EUA801

Power, Politics & Ideology in Modern Europe

1

20

EUA704

What is History?

2

10

EUA711

The Making of Modern Britain

2

20

EUA800

The Making and Unmaking of the World Order

2

20

 

(ii) Optional Modules (total modular weight 20 Credits)

Students must choose 20 Credits of optional modules.

 

Module Code

Module Title

Semester

Modular Weight

Geography

 

 

GYA004

Geographies of Global Economic Change

1

10

GYA104

Geographies of Identity

2

10

Languages

 

 

One or two 10-Credit modules, one from each semester, from a list supplied by the Language Centre, levels dependent on candidates’ previous qualifications. Languages offered are: French; German; Mandarin Chinese; Spanish

1 & 2

10/20

Social & Policy Studies

 

 

SSA001

Identities & Inequalities

1

10

SSA002

Global, Social and Cultural Change

2

10

SSA201

Introducing Criminology

1

10

SSA202

Understanding Social Policy

2

10

 

 

Part B – Degree Modules

 

EITHER

 

(a) Standard Route

 

(i) Compulsory Modules (total modular weight 20 Credits)

 

Module Code

Module Title

Semester

Modular Weight

EUB735

Understanding History

1

10

EUB800

Research Design

2

10

 

(ii) Optional Modules (total modular weight 100 Credits)

In addition to the compulsory modules EUB735 and EUB800, students must choose a minimum modular weight of 80 Credits in Group 1 modules over Semesters 1 and 2, and the remaining 20 Credits may come from Groups 1 or 2. Choices of modules from Group 2 will be subject to satisfying any pre-requisites set out in individual module specifications.

 

Group 1

 

Module Code

Module Title

Semester

Modular Weight

EUB628

History of Political Thought (20 Credit)

1

20

EUB629

History of Political Thought (10 Credit)

1

10

EUB714

Modern China in a Global Perspective

1

20

EUB728

Victorian Values Reconsidered

1

20

EUB802

Small Wars

1

20

EUB634

The American Century: US Politics & Society in the 20th Century

2

20

EUB638

The Politics of Star Wars

2

20

EUB724

Slavery in Global History

2

20

 

Group 2

 

Module Code

Module Title

Semester

Modular Weight

Business

 

 

BSB555

Organisation Studies

1

10

BSB580

Operations Management

2

10

BSB532

Accounting for Managers

2

10

BSB590

The Contemporary Business Environment

2

10

Geography

 

 

GYB211

Globalization A

1

10

GYB224

Geographies of Global Difference A

1

10

GYB212

Globalization B

2

10

GYB222

Geographies of Global Difference B

2

10

International Relations

 

 

EUB604

Comparative European Politics (20 Credit)

1

20

EUB619

Security Studies

1

20

EUB620

Comparative European Politics (10 Credit)

1

10

EUB612

Foreign Policy Analysis (20 Credit)

2

20

EUB632

Politics of Developing Countries

2

20

 

 

 

 

Languages

 

 

One or two 10-Credit modules, one from each semester, from a list supplied by the Language Centre, levels dependent on candidates’ previous qualifications. Languages offered are: French; German; Mandarin Chinese; Spanish

1 & 2

10/20

Social & Policy Studies

 

 

SSB023

Religion and Society

1

10

SSB216

Women and Crime: Victims, Offenders and Survivors

1

10

SSB360

The Media in Global Context

1

10

SSB234

Media, Culture and Crime

2

10

 

OR

 

(b) International Semester Route

Candidates may replace the modules required for Part B Semester 2 with an approved course of study taught in English at a foreign University.  In Semester 2, candidates will undertake assessed work equivalent to 50 credits, as required by Politics and International Studies, along with a Distance Learning Research Design module. Candidates who opt for this route must ensure that they have selected a total of 60 Credits in Semester 1.

 

(i) Compulsory Modules (total modular weight 70 Credits)

 

Module Code

Module Title

Semester

Modular Weight

EUB735

Understanding History

1

10

EUB001

International Semester

2

50

EUB801

Research Design (Distance Learning)

2

10

 

(ii) Optional Modules (total modular weight 50 Credits)

In addition to the compulsory modules EUB735, EUB001 and EUB801, students may choose a minimum modular weight of 40 Credits in Group 1 modules in Semester 1, and the remaining 10 Credits from Groups 1 or 2. Choices of modules from Group 2 will be subject to satisfying any pre-requisites set out in individual module specifications.

 

 

Group 1

 

Module Code

Module Title

Semester

Modular Weight

EUB628

History of Political Thought (20 Credit)

1

20

EUB629

History of Political Thought (10 Credit)

1

10

EUB714

Modern China in a Global Perspective

1

20

EUB728

Victorian Values Reconsidered

1

20

EUB802

Small Wars

1

20

 

Group 2

 

Module Code

Module Title

Semester

Modular Weight

Business

 

 

BSB555

Organisation Studies

1

10

Geography

 

 

GYB211

Globalization A

1

10

GYB224

Geographies of Global Difference A

1

10

International Relations

 

 

EUB620

Comparative European Politics (10 Credit)

1

10

Languages

 

 

One 10-Credit modules, from a list supplied by the Language Centre, levels dependent on candidates’ previous qualifications. Languages offered are: French; German; Mandarin Chinese; Spanish

1

10

Social & Policy Studies

 

 

SSB023

Religion and Society

1

10

SSB216

Women and Crime: Victims, Offenders and Survivors

1

10

SSB360

The Media in Global Context

1

10

 

Part I

Candidates will undertake one of the following approved study and/or work placements leading to the Diploma in International Studies (DIntS) or Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS) in accordance with Regulation XI.

 

Code

 Title

EUI003

Diploma in Professional Studies (work placement)

EUI004

Diploma in International Studies (study abroad)

LAN900

Diploma in International Studies (overseas work placement in a foreign language)

GYI100

Year in Enterprise (DPS)

GYI200

Professional Training Placement & Overseas Study (DIntS)

 

 

Part C – Degree Modules

 

(i) Compulsory Module (total modular weight 40 Credits)

 

Module Code

Module Title

Semester

Modular Weight

EUC800

Dissertation

1 & 2

40

 

(ii) Optional Modules (total modular weight 80 Credits)

In addition to the compulsory module EUC800, candidates must choose a minimum modular weight of 60 Credits from Group 1 modules over Semesters 1 and 2.  The remaining 20 Credits may be chosen from Groups 1 or 2. Choices of modules from Group 2 will be subject to satisfying any pre-requisites set out in individual module specifications.

 

Group 1

 

Module Code

Module Title

Semester

Modular Weight

EUC703

Revolution in the Head: The Beatles and Sixties Britain

1

20

EUC713

Jim Crow, Bootleggers and Okies: American Cultural History 1890-1930

1

20

EUC716

Empire, War and Popular Culture in Britain, c.1880-1930

1

20

EUC684

War in the 21st Century

2

20

EUC689

Sex, Death and Decadence: Culture and Politics in the Age of Anxiety

2

20

EUC719

Convicts and Kangaroos: Australia 1788-1868

2

20

EUC720

After Empire: South Asia since 1945

2

20

EUC721

Forgotten Fronts – The Second World War in East Asia

2

20

 

Group 2

 

Module Code

Module Title

Semester

Modular Weight

Business

 

 

BSC522

Entrepreneurship & Innovation

1

10

BSC524

Entrepreneurship & Small Business Planning

2

10

BSC575

Leadership & Interpersonal Skills

2

10

Economics

 

 

ECC012

Introduction to Financial Economics

1 & 2

20

Geography

 

 

GYC226

Geographies of Work and Life

1

10

GYC309

Geographies of Home

1

10

International Relations

 

 

EUC688

Critical Security Studies

1

20

EUC666

Gender and Politics

2

20

Languages

 

 

One or two 10-Credit modules, one from each semester, from a list supplied by the Language Centre, levels dependent on candidates’ previous qualifications. Languages offered are: French; German; Mandarin Chinese; Spanish

1 & 2

10/20

Social & Policy Studies

 

 

SSC024

Gender, Sex & Society

1

20

SSC212

Poverty, Pay and Living Standards

2

20

 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

 

5.1 In order to progress from Part A to Part B, from Part B to C, and to be eligible for the award of an Honours degree, candidates must not only satisfy the minimum credit requirements set out in Regulation XX but also achieve a module mark of at least 30% in all modules in each Part.

5.2 Provision will be made in accordance with Regulation XX for candidates who have the right of reassessment in any Part of the programme to undergo re-assessment in the University's special assessment period.

 

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the Purposes of Final Degree Classification

Candidates' final degree classification will be determined on the basis of their performance in degree level Module Assessments in Parts B and C. The percentage mark for each Part will be combined in the ratio Part B 40%, Part C 60% to determine the final programme percentage mark.

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