401–500 th
World University Rankings 2021
126-150 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
New Cross, London, SE14 6NW, United Kingdom

History - Goldsmiths, University of London

History helps us to understand how the world came to be as it is now and to understand why people behaved as they did in the past. That can help us shape our own futures. At History's core is the story of the diversity of human life. **Why study BA History at Goldsmiths?** - You'll have the opportunity to gain precious industry-standard experience and apply your academic skills within the workplace through our placement scheme. - We offer something different and exciting – we use innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to the subject, and will encourage you to explore issues, controversies and themes rather than chronological periods. - The geographical range of our modules includes Asia, Africa, Eastern and Western Europe, and the Middle East – so you'll gain an understanding of key issues around the world. - The structure of the history degree is flexible. In your first year you take core modules that introduce you to the discipline, and then in your second and third years, you're free to choose your preferred options, which means you can tailor the degree to your own interests. - With the advice of your personal tutor, you can create your own pathway through the degree programme – you may decide to specialise in medieval, early modern, or modern history, or choose a variety of periods. - We think that you'll enjoy your time in our small and friendly department: we make our students our top priority; you'll work with staff who are enthusiastic researchers as well as being excellent teachers, many being recognised as international leaders in their field. - The degree will give you access to a wide range of careers by developing your critical, analytical and communication skills; we help you think beyond the traditional boundaries of subjects in ways which employers really value.