The History programme offers a wide-ranging training in modern and early modern history, and offers the option to incorporate courses from a variety of other subjects including politics, sociology, English or a foreign language. The aims of the programme are: * To provide students with a substantial grounding in modern British, European and world history and to nurture open, creative and critical thinkers who are able to apply these qualities of mind in a variety of intellectual contexts * To encourage an appreciation of the nature of historical enquiry and the links between history and other disciplines * And to provide an environment in which skills relevant to citizenship, employability and lifelong learning are developed and enhanced. Our research interests and expertise actively drive our teaching, so the programme explores a broad range of topics, periods and regions, from genocide and gender through empire and the world wars to maritime and environmental history. Our teaching is innovative and encourages independent study beyond the classroom, using interactive, flipped classroom and problem-based learning methods. You will study at a World Heritage Site, itself a living legacy of British maritime, scientific and imperial history. We take full advantage of our historically and culturally rich location and proximity to central London, embedding visits to museums and archives, along with opportunities to meet and talk with those undertaking careers in areas you may also wish to pursue, such as museum curatorship, archive management and heritage education. While studying, you will benefit from activities and assignments that will build and diversify your transferable skillset, such as problem-solving, communication across a wide range of media, and research techniques. Students also have the opportunity to undertake a year-long work placement during their studies (in second or third year) and to benefit from a rich programme of extra-curricular career development activities, from volunteer roles to employability boot camps. Graduates from this programme pursue careers in further research, teaching, librarianship, archive and information services, museums and heritage management, journalism, publishing and the arts.