Glyndwr University

BA (Hons) Social & Cultural History (with Foundation Year)

Why choose this course?

Studying Social and Cultural History at Wrexham Glyndŵr University will introduce you to themes such as family, fashion, crime, art, politics and propaganda – from the Roman era through to the modern age.

The course:

  • *study in a subject area rated 1st in the UK for student satisfaction in the Sociology subject league tables, Complete University Guide 2022
  • is designed to be diverse and enjoyable, with a focus on the investigative and analytical elements of historical study
  • has visits to country houses, historical archives, and sites of historical importance alongside class-based teaching

Entry Requirements

The academic requirements for the course are 48-72 UCAS tariff points at GCE A Level or equivalent, preferably with History at A-level. Appropriate AS-Level and Level 3 Key Skills qualifications will also be taken into account. 


6.0 (with no individual skill score below 5.5)

Career Prospects

Our Careers and employability service is there to help you make decisions and plan the next steps towards a bright future. From finding work or further study to working out your interests, skills and aspirations, they can provide you with the expert information, advice and guidance you need.

The analytical and intellectual elements of a history degree suit a wide range of occupations. Past students have become:

  • Teachers
  • Historical Researchers
  • Heritage Managers
  • Museum Curators
  • Record Keepers
  • Archive Managers
  • Custodians of Historical Buildings
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Academics

Course Details


The foundation year will introduce you to the major methods and approaches which underpin Humanities-based study. You will explore contemporary issues and develop a deeper understanding of the connections between subjects while developing key academic, personal and professional skills required for successful study at higher education level.


Year 2 introduces students to a range of mainly class-based modules, from the Roman era through to nineteenth-century crime and culture. The aim in year one is to develop historical skills of analysis through primary and secondary source evaluation.


Year 3 provides students with the opportunity to study early modern and modern history and develop further the skills learnt in Year 2 field trips add a practical element and a placement module provides essential experience of the workplace.


Introduction to Humanities (Part 1)
Introduction to Humanities (Part 2)
Media Culture
Personal Project
The skills you need
Contextual Studies


Presenting the Past
The Roman Empire: People and Power
Cultural Turning Points
Personal, Professional and Academic Skills
Crime and Popular Culture in Victorian Britain
Britain and Europe 1860-1945


The British in America, 1607-1783
Life in Tudor England and Wales
The Georgian Age
Culture and Belief in Renaissance Europe
Research Methods in Humanities
Experiencing History in the Workplace


People and Protest in Victorian England & Wales
Revolution and Readjustment in England and Wales 1625-1690
American Frontiers in the Nineteenth Century

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