The aims of the programme are: * To provide students with a substantial grounding in modern British, European and world history; and in English literature from the Renaissance to the present day * To nurture the development of open, creative and critical thinkers who are able to apply these qualities of mind in a variety of intellectual contexts; * To provide a structure and an environment in which skills relevant to citizenship, employability and lifelong learning may be developed. The History pathway explores a broad range of topics and regions, from global events to community history, from gender to environmental and maritime history, and from Elizabethan England to the modern Middle East. Throughout the programme, we offer opportunities for you to develop your research skills, through engaging with historiographical debates and new areas of study informed by our own research interests; and to develop practical and professional skills through a work placement. The English element of the programme emphasises literature of the last two centuries, including fiction and poetry, visual art, film and theatre. The programme looks at the historical, social and cultural contexts in which texts are produced and received, exploring topics such as production, publishing, audience and reception alongside critical analysis of texts themselves. Across both pathways, our teaching is innovative and encourages independent study beyond the classroom, using interactive, flipped class and problem-based learning methods. You will study at a World Heritage Site, itself a living legacy of British maritime, scientific and imperial history, as well as a thriving multicultural centre of contemporary Britain. We take full advantage of our culturally rich location and proximity to central London and its cultural institutions, embedding visits to museums and archives, theatres and galleries, along with opportunities to meet and talk with those undertaking careers in areas you may also wish to pursue, such as museum curatorship and heritage management, theatre production and publishing. While studying, you will benefit from activities and assignments which 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; and 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, media and publishing, archive and information services, museums and heritage management, and the arts.