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. 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. 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 department is large enough to provide a wide range of modules, but small enough to let you get to know other students and staff. History at Goldsmiths could well be the best three years of your life so far – and will help to open up even more exciting doors in the future. 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. Through your degree, you'll learn to solve complex problems, think critically and creatively, and communicate with clarity.