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1 History at Warwick

2 Warwick History Department 2nd in the latest Research Assessment Exercise 6th in the 2014 The Complete University Guide and 16th in the QS World Rankings by Subject 40 permanent academic staff, who research the histories of Africa, the Americas, Britain, China, Continental Europe, and South Asia Over 600 undergraduate students and over 100 postgraduate students The Department hosts three research centres: the Centre for the History of Medicine, the Global History and Culture Centre, and the Eighteenth Century Centre

3 History Degrees at Warwick Single Honours History (3 years) ‘Modern History Stream’ ‘Renaissance and Modern History Stream’ History, Literature & Cultures of the Americas (4 years) History and Politics (3 years) History and Sociology (3 years) History and Italian (4 years) French and History (4 years) German and History (4 years) History (part-time)

4 Single Honours History Modern History Stream Year One Two core modules, ‘The Making of the Modern World’ and ‘Making History’ Two option modules selected from a set of broad-themed team-taught options The choice to swap one of the option modules for a language module, such as French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, etc. Year Two One core module, ‘The European World’ Three option modules, at least one in early modern history For those who studied language in Year One, the choice to continue studying that language in place of one of the option modules Year Three One core module, ‘Historiography’ One ‘Advanced Option’ module One ‘Special Subject’ module One Dissertation

5 Single Honours History Renaissance & Modern History Stream Year One Three core history modules, ‘The Making of the Modern World’, ‘The Medieval World’, and ‘Making History’ One Italian language module Year Two One core module, ‘The European World’ Two option modules, at least one in early modern history One Italian language half-module and a Renaissance Research Project Year Three One core module, ‘Florence and Venice in the Renaissance’, taught in Venice during the Autumn term One core module, ‘Historiography’ One ‘Special Subject’ module One Dissertation Venice at dusk Venice at night

6 History & Politics Year 1:1) Making of the Modern World 2) Making History 3) Introduction to Politics 4) World Politics Year 3:Scheme A (predominately Politics) Advanced Option or Special Subject Issues in Political Theory 2 x 3 rd Year Politics Options Scheme C (equally weighted) Special Subject Advanced Option or Dissertation or Historiography 2 x 3 rd Yr Politics Options Year 2:1) 2 nd Year History Option (early modern) 2) 2 nd Year History Option 3) Political Theory from Hobbes 4) 2 nd Year Politics Option Scheme B (predominately History) Advanced Option and Special Subject Dissertation or Historiography 1 x 3 rd Year Politics Option

7 Year Abroad Opportunities A year abroad is available through the ‘Erasmus Programme’, the ‘Americas Exchange Programme’, the China Year Abroad (to Xiamen University), and the Australia Year Abroad (to Monash University) Places are allocated to students on a competitive basis through an application and interview process early in their second year Students transfer to a four-year course, with the year abroad as the third year of study before returning for their final year at Warwick Significant fee reduction for year abroad Erasmus Programme destinations: France (Clermont-Ferrand and Paris Diderot), Italy (Turin and Venice), Germany (Oldenburg and Darmstadt), Spain (Seville and Madrid Complutense), and Turkey (Koç and Boğaziçi, both in Istanbul) Americas Exchange Programme destinations include: Connecticut, South Carolina, Wisconsin, California, Toronto, British Columbia, Barbados, Buenos Aires, and Santiago

8 Examples of Second Year Option Modules In Modern History Caribbean History: From Colonisation to Independence "The Country of the Future?" Introduction to the History of Modern Brazil History of Russia History of Germany Britain in the Twentieth Century The History of Modern China History of France Gender, History and Politics in Britain, Nation and Memory in Eastern Europe c Radical Politics and the Struggle for Democracy in Europe, Africa and the Cold War Reform, Revolt and Reaction: the USA From Cradle to Grave: Health, Medicine and Society in Modern Britain

9 Examples of Second Year Option Modules In Early Modern History Germany in the Age of the Reformation Religion and Religious Change in England Georgian Britain Galleons and Caravans Deviance and Non-Conformity Early American Social History Politics, Literature and Ideas in Stuart England The British Problem: Empire, Conflict and National Identities The Ottoman Empire and Europe, English Social History Society and Culture in France British Parliamentary and Electoral Politics The Renaissance in Europe

10 Examples of Final Year Advanced Options Barthel Beham, Kermis (woodcut c.1530, detail) A History of the Latin American Drug Trade China Encounters the Wider World Conflict and Memory in Post-Colonial Africa Florence and Venice in the Renaissance (taught in Venice) Gender in Europe Legacies of Colonialism in East Asia, 1895-present Legacies of National Socialism in the Arab World Madness and Society Medicine in America: from the Columbian Exchange to the Cancer Wars Non-violent Resistance: A Global History Stalinism in Europe The American West The Victorian City The World of the Tavern

11 Examples of Final Year Special Subjects Anti-fascism, Resistance and Liberation in Western Europe British Culture and the Great War Florence in the Age of Dante India After Indira McCarthy to Elvis: America in the Fifties Northern Ireland Radicalism in the English Revolution Religious Conflict and Civil War in France, c Slavery and Slave Life in the American South The Birth of Modern Society? Britain The Elizabethan Reformation The Russian Revolution, Treasure Fleets of the Eastern Oceans

12 Graduate Employment What graduates from UK universities are doing 64.8% in work 14% in further study 9.6% combining work and study 7.4% still seeking work 4.3% not available/other Compared to graduates from Warwick’s History department 46.9% in work 32.7% in further study 6.8% combining work and study 8% still seeking work 5.6% not available/other 85.4% of Warwick’s graduates from the History department are in graduate level work or further study and their median salary, six months after graduation, is £18,000. Warwick is 4 th in the Russell Group for graduate level jobs and 3 rd in the highest average salary.

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