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Liberal Arts: History Major

Combine a study of History with a wide-ranging study of the Liberal Arts. Personalise your degree by choosing from a diverse range of History and Liberal Arts Modules. Study how the movements, ideas and people of the past have shaped the present, at London’s number one History department for teaching quality (Times Good University Guide, 2019). Immerse yourself in histories of Britain, Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and America, ranging from the medieval period to the present day. You will study the rise and fall of states, the causes of wars and revolutions, and social and political movements.

Do much more than learn what happened. You will interpret sources, explain how and why societies change, and think about why that is important. By doing this you will be equipping yourself to analyse the many challenges of today’s world.

Studying History at St Mary’s will also give you the opportunity to develop skills such as conducting research, analysing evidence and communicating your findings - all skills that are valued by a wide range of employers. 

Module options

A full list of modules is available on the main Liberal Arts BA (Hons) webpage.

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Year one

In the first year, you'll study three core modules and three modules of your own choosing from across a minimum of two subjects.

Year two

You will study two core modules in the second year and select four optional modules. If you wish to follow the History major pathway you will need to choose a minimum of three History modules.

Year three

There is one core module in the third year and you will need to select an additional four optional modules. If you wish to follow the History major pathway you will need to choose a minimum of three History modules.