Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

A new era of History teaching at Brookes

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

New era of History teaching

The undergraduate History degree at Oxford Brookes University has introduced a brand new suite of first year modules ahead of the upcoming academic year (2018/19).

The changes have been introduced to strengthen the existing programme for first year students. Students starting on the BA History single or combined honours course can expect the following changes to their programme for September 2018 entry:

  • More choice – where previously there were only eight history modules available in the first year there are now ten.
  • Greater breadth of study in first year – the modules offered cover both a range of periods and touch on each of the courses key themes (Early Modern History, History of America, History of Crime, History of Ideas, History of Medicine, Modern Political History, and Social and Cultural History). This means that students can approach their second year with a clearer idea of the areas they might like to specialise in.
  • Unique offer – research-led teaching is a unique element of the history course. Current staff research will now be reflected in all three levels of the programme.
  • Specific teaching on the history of Oxford –The new Oxford in History module will capitalise on the Oxford location and offer specific teaching on the history of the region.

Dr James Cooper, Acting Head of the School of History, Philosophy and Culture said “This new first year programme is an example of our commitment to delivering outstanding teaching, based on both our research expertise and enthusiasm for responding to the interests and feedback of our students. We believe that these new modules will make our History course even stronger, and will better prepare our first year students to take advantage of all we offer throughout our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees."

If you currently hold an offer for BA History single or combined honours you will be personally notified of how this change affects you. Further information on the History course offered by Oxford Brookes University can be found on the course entry page.