The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
The School of History is renowned for its' flexible undergraduate programmes, and wide range of modules. For those who wish to combine the study of multiple disciplines, our '50:50' Joint Honours combinations provide even greater choice for our undergraduates.
Joint Honours programmes allow students to follow the same course structure as the History BA, whilst only choosing half the modules. The other half are assigned and administered by School responsible counterpart subject.
Joint Honours combinations include:
- History and American and Postcolonial Culture
- History and Archaeological Studies
- History and Comparative Literature
- History and Computing
- History and Drama
- History and English
- History and English Language and Linguistics
- History and English and American Literature
- History and Film Studies
- History and French
- History and German
- History and Hispanic Studies
- History and History & Philosophy of Art
- History and Italian
- History and Law
- History and Philosophy
- History and Politics
- History and Religious Studies
- History and Social Anthropology
- History and History of Science and Philosophy
Our programmes are carefully crafted to allow undergraduates to tailor their degree to their own interests. As such, History only has one first-year core module: Making History, which aims to ease the progression from further education by providing an essential grounding in the disciplines and skills required for historical study.
The first year also provides an ideal opportunity for year students to experiment with different areas of academic study. Students are encouraged to investigate areas of history that they have not studied before, in order to enable them to make informed decisions regarding second and third-year study options, leading in to their dissertation.
The School of History is based at the University of Kent's Canterbury campus.
Called Durovernum by the Romans, Canterbury is a city steeped in history and as such makes a stimulating environment for anyone wishing to study the past. The green and leafy campus is situated on a hill overlooking the city, and is conveniently located for travel to both London and the continent.
The resources available to undergraduates are also excellent. Historians gain access to a wealth of books, journals and other resources through the university's Templeman Library (which is home to over a million items, and the British Cartoon Archive), alongside privileged access to the Canterbury Cathedral Library and Archives. This represents an opportunity to work with a range of top-quality primary sources - such as the Cathedral's unique collection of medieval and early modern manuscripts.
- ABB at A-Level
- and a minimum of a B in A level History, if taken.
- Some Joint Honours combinations may have slight variations on the above and/or have subject-specific requirements.
- 33 points overall or 16/17 points at Higher Level;
- 5 in Higher Level history or 6 in Standard Level history (where taken)
Other qualifications? Unsure?
If you have any other qualifications, any questions, or are unsure on anything regarding the above entry tariffs, please do not hesistate to contact us. We're happy to help!
Below is a list of History modules available to Joint Honours students.
Joint Honours students will select approximately 50% of their modules from the list below. The other 50% will be taught by the corresponding school.
- HI300 - Introduction to Literature and Science
- HI308 - Science Fiction
- HI339 - Medieval Pilgrimage
- HI346 - Monarchy and Aristocracy in England 1460-1640
- HI348 - Renaissance Courts: Culture and Politics (teaching Period II)
- HI353 - Britain and the Second World War: The Home Front
- HI359 - Empire and Africa
- HI377 - The Hundred Years' War
- HI385 - Blood, Bile and Bones: The History of Medicine
- HI390 - The Emergence of America:From European Settlement to 1880
- HI391 - The Rise of the United States Since 1880
- HI410 - Early Medieval Europe
- HI415 - Britain and Europe, 1500-1660
- HI366 - Britain in the Age of Industrialisation 1700-1830
- HI411 - Later Medieval Europe
- HI416 - British History in the 19th Century: Politics, Society and Culture
- HI419 - England in the Age of Chivalry: c1200-1400
- HI421 - Medicine and Empire: 1700-1920
Stage Two & Three
- HI566 - History Dissertation
- HI610 - France in the Age of Absolutism 1515-1715
- HI632 - The Tools of Empire 1760-1920
- HI640 - Late Stuart and Hanoverian: Britain 1688-1750
- HI707 - Britain and The Falklands War
- HI736 - The American South from Old to New, 1770-1900
- HI742 - The Cold War, 1941-1991
- HI744 - Pre-Industrial England, 1550-1720
- HI749 - Society and Culture in Early Modern Europe
- HI750 - Politics, War and the State in Early Modern Europe
- HI763 - How the West was Won (or lost): The American West in the Nineteenth Cen
- HI761 - The Cultural History Of The Great War: Britain, France and Germany In C
- HI765 - From Buffalo Bill to Bison Burgers: The American West in the 20th Centu
- HI769 - From Blitzkrieg to Baghdad: Armoured Warfare in Theory, Practise and Im
- HI771 - Museums and the National Heritage
- HI773 - Art for the Nation
- HI787 - The Nature of Command
- HI783 - Anglo-Saxon England
- HI795 - Inviting Doomsday: US Environmental
- HI5012 - Redcoats: The British Army and Society c. 1660-1920
- HI5021 - Science, Power and Politics in Twentieth Century Britain
- HI5023 - The American Civil War Era 1848-1877
- HI5028 - The Crusades
- HI5031 - African History since 1800
- HI5035 - History of Modern Medicine and Medical Ethics,1800-2000
- HI5041 - Gothic Art: Image and Imagination in Europe, c.1140-1500
- HI5053 - The Global Burden of Disease: Globalisation and International Health
- HI5055 - Russia: 1855-1945 Reform, Revolution and War
- HI5065 - British History c. 1480-1620
- HI5067 - War and Modern Medicine 1850-1950
- HI5072 - The American Revolution
- HI5073 - American Freedoms: The Bill of Rights and the Battles that Shaped it: 1
- HI5075 - Marvels, Monsters and Freaks 1780-1920
Dissertation & Special Subjects
- HI652 - T:The Great War, British Memory, History and Culture
- HI699 - T: Troubled Superpower: The Soviet Union, 1941-1991
- HI779 - T-The Legacy of the Second World War: Retribution, Reconstruction and R
- HI5015 - T: The Irish Revolution, 1910-1925
- HI5037 - T:Britain and the French Revolution, c.1785-c.1804
- HI5049 - 'T: California: the Golden State'
- HI5063 - The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the Atlantic World, c. 1500 - 1900
- HI5069 - The Rights Revolution: Civil Rights & The Law In The US
- HI5079 - The Wars of the Roses