For more information about teaching, learning and assessment on this course, please see the single honours course pages for History BA (Hons) and Sociology BA (Hons).
History at Worcester is designed to enable you to study the types of history that appeal to you most. Informed by cutting-edge research on key questions of our time, it offers you the opportunity to study the political, cultural and social history of Britain, Europe and the wider world from the 16th to 20th centuries. The course begins with a broad introduction to many of today’s debates surrounding history and approaches to historical study. It ends with the opportunity for you to produce a major piece of work on a topic of your choice, supported by one-to-one supervision. History provides you with opportunities to benefit directly from your lecturers’ cutting-edge research and research interests – which include, amongst many others, the Devil in Tudor and Stuart England, US propaganda in the Second World War, appeasement, the transatlantic slave trade and the home front in World Wars 1 and 2.
Sociology at University of Worcester provides a dynamic and unique focus on contemporary sociological perspectives, research, and challenges, with particular emphasis on work-based learning and the development of graduate employability skills, and new and exciting fields in contemporary Sociology, including Digital Sociology, Environmental Sociology, and Sociology of Health. In studying Sociology at University of Worcester, you will join a lively research-focused team of staff and students trying to make sense of the contemporary social world.
As you progress through your studies you are increasingly able to focus on areas of particular interest to you and you are encouraged to pursue original thought and ideas. Throughout, you will be addressing urgent and key issues facing people in contemporary societies.
For comprehensive details on the aims and intended learning outcomes of the course, and the means by which these are achieved through learning, teaching and assessment, please download the latest History programme specification and Sociology programme specification documents.