Undergraduate CertHE


This course will support your transition into university-level study as you develop critical and analytical skills in the field of history.


Course Overview

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  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    1 Year
  • Start date

    20 Sep 2021

Our one-year Certificate of HE course will give you the full university experience. Successful completion will allow you to progress into the second year of the BA (Hons) degree.

As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Study a range of modules across four themes: British history, European history, the wider world, and working with history
  • Develop your critical and analytical skills, including the ability to analyse a number of types of primary sources
  • Identify some key debates in modern history and assess them orally and in writing
  • Learn through bespoke workshops, seminars, lectures and events designed to support your new experiences of study in higher education
  • Be assessed in a variety of ways that may include blog writing, podcasting, museum reports and extended essays, which will help you to understand the wider world and the contemporary moment
  • Have plenty of opportunities to ask questions about your course and transition to university life

Your academic community
We’ll nurture your passion by developing your creative and critical thinking. You’ll benefit from:

  • Inspired teaching and intellectual debate
  • Interaction with active researchers exploring the latest developments in the discipline
  • A rolling programme of guest lectures and events

Support while you study
Your programme of course-specific induction experiences will help you find clubs and societies that you want to join. You’ll also be encouraged to become part of support networks within the School of Cultural Studies and the wider university.

The Northern heart of culture and the arts
Leeds is the Northern heart of culture and the arts. Your campus sits in the very centre of the city, surrounded by museums, art galleries, theatres, film production companies and recording studios. We work directly with Leeds museums and galleries and many regional events, including the Ilkley Literature Festival and the Leeds West Indian Carnival. Our location has enabled us to develop relationships with employers and cultural industries in the city and across the region.

Why study History at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. A distinctive programme that is responsive to changes taking place in society
  2. Teaching informed by our research and meaningful partnerships with community organisations
  3. Development of your flexible and critical thinking
  4. Expert careers service

School of Cultural Studies & Humanities The School of Cultural Studies & Humanities at Leeds Beckett celebrates student and staff with a true passion for the Arts and Humanities.

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