University of Hertfordshire - BA (Hons) History with Japanese

University of Hertfordshire

BA (Hons) History with Japanese

The BA History with Japanese gives you the opportunity to study two subjects that will help you to make sense of an increasingly multicultural world, and will also boost your employability and gain an international perspective.

Through our diverse and inclusive history curriculum you will learn about an array of cultures and identities. What links our work is our focus on people’s history and everyday lives. This is represented strongly in our first year programme, which will give you an insight into the making of the modern world through exploration of faith, magic and medicine, campaigns for freedom and equality, Africa and the world, and America from Hamilton to Trump. These courses will be complimented by learning a language to better understand the culture of the country.

The combination of studing history with a language offers further opportunities in the final year of your studies when you have the option of writing a dissertation on a topic of your choosing. Previous language students have chosen to work on the history of the country whose language they are studying. The ability to read non-English sources widens the scope for potential topics.

Entry Requirements

UCAS points

A Level




GCSE: Grade 4/C in English Language and 4/D Mathematics

All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency, equivalent to an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band.

Course Details

Year 1

Belief and disbelief: faith, magic and medicine, 1500 - 1800
The fight for rights: freedom and oppression, 1790s-1990s
The heritage industry in britain
Leisure and lifestyle: 20th century american music, sport and entertainment
Historians' toolkit
Africa and the world, 1450-1850
Optional modules

Japanese route a - 4a
Japanese route a - 4b
Cashing in: traders and consumers, 1600 - 2001
Japanese route b-4a
Japanese route b-4b
Introduction to public history

Year 2

Graduate skills
Optional modules

Usa 1861 to 1969: from civil war to civil rights a
Japanese route a - 5b
Japanese route a - 5a
Japanese route b-5a
Japanese route b-5b
Hearth & heart: family life in the long eighteenth-century
Propaganda in twentieth-century war and politics
Nation & identity: newly independent states in interwar europe, 1918-1939
Making a historical documentary
Making histories: public history work experience
Postcards from the empire: experiences of british imperialism
Maladies and medicine in early modern europe
Crime and society in england, 1550-1750
The age of the cold war, 1945-1991

Year 3

Optional modules

Japanese route a - 6a
Japanese route a - 6b
Japanese route b 6a
Japanese route b 6b

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