History with Film BA Hons
Institution Code H36
Course Code HEHMSHG
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The University of Hertfordshire has an international reputation for the quality of its research in history. History is one of the largest subject areas on the Humanities Programme. This means we can offer you a very wide choice of modules, focusing on the political, social and cultural history of the period since 1500. From the outset you are taught how to analyse historical text and to engage with the wide variety of interpretations historians offer us of the past. These are the historian's central skills and the modules you undertake in your second and third years are designed to develop these further. The wide choice of modules available to you in these years allows you to concentrate on those areas that you find especially interesting; you might focus on a particular region, such as Europe, or a particular period, such as the twentieth century.
The academic study of film involves examining cinematic works from historical, critical and theoretical perspectives. Films from around the world and across the decades will be explored alongside a wealth of research material. Particular attention is paid to the close critical analysis of film, and the medium's stylistic possibilities. Achievements in film stem from the filmmakers' decision-making process, and happen within a constantly changing industrial system. Such real-world concerns are paramount to our studies. Film theory and film practice are considered together. As well as studies in classical and contemporary works, inquiries into the future of film are equally crucial. We consider film's place in the global age and in relation to emergent technologies.
Work placementYou can choose to study for a year in North America or Europe through the SOCRATES-ERASMUS exchange programme during the second or third year of the degree. In some cases, you may be able to graduate with a degree from your partner university as well as from Hertfordshire. You may be eligible for a grant if you meet certain conditions.
This programme gives you flexibility in your studies at university resulting in flexibility in your choice of career at the end of your course. You will acquire a much broader base of knowledge and experience that could really widen your employment opportunities. Graduates have found employment in diverse roles such as computer programmers, design engineers, management development specialists, accountants and project managers. Over 72% of our graduates had entered employment six months after graduation, and a further 17% had gone on to further study or training.
You'll experience a wide variety of learning styles on this course. During your studies you'll develop your capacity for self-directed study and your interpersonal skills. We particularly emphasise the importance of structured research; well-prepared written and verbal presentations; and computer literacy. Alongside elements of standardlectures, seminars, tutorials and laboratories, you also learn through casestudies, individual and group projects and other student centred activities. In your final year you will normally have the opportunity to practice your independent study skills by completing a Major project or dissertation.
You will develop your capacity for independent study and interpersonal skills on this programme. There is an emphasis on structured research, well-prepared written and verbal presentations and computer literacy.
You will experience a wide variety of teaching styles on the programme including:
- standard lectures
- case studies
- individual and group projects
In your final year you will normally have the opportunity to hone your independent study and interpersonal skills by undertaking a major project or dissertation.
Detailed information about the structure of the course and the modules you will study.