Undergraduate BA (Hons)

History and Media

Develop your expertise in history and media. You'll build your confidence in teamwork and project skills, working on live briefs with media professionals and industry partners.

History and Media

Course Overview

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  • Institution code

  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    3 Years
  • Start date

    16 Sep 2024

As part of your course you’ll:

  • Study in a truly interdisciplinary way as you explore how history and media intersect
  • Join the vibrant, research-led academic community in the School of Cultural Studies & Humanities
  • Be taught by active researchers who can help guide your studies
  • Have the opportunity to choose practical, career-focused option modules to boost your CV and improve your employability upon graduation

Course structure

You’ll study a balance of history and media modules in your first year, helping you develop a strong skillset and knowledge of methodologies in each discipline. Things like source analysis and media interpretation.

In your second year, you’ll bring your skillset together by completing your first interdisciplinary module. You’ll also begin driving your studies in the direction you want through a wide range of module options.

Your third year culminates in the completion of your dissertation, which explores and celebrates the interconnections between history and media. Employability is embedded throughout your course.

City of culture

You’ll be studying in the centre of Leeds, in close proximity to a number of museums, art galleries, theatres, film production companies and recording studios. Through our links with the city, you can choose from a range of modules focusing on urban culture, including field trips that will see you conduct your own original research.

You’ll have the chance to attend guest lectures through the school’s Cultural Conversations speaker series. These see staff share their research and include talks delivered by leading figures, such as TV historian Pam Cox.

Our involvement in the Being Human project has seen us work closely with Leeds City Council and Leeds museums, and in past years has focused on subjects such as dystopian fiction and digital stories of the past.

Why study History and Media at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. We are ranked in the top 15 universities in the UK for studying History*
  2. Strong and meaningful partnerships with community organisations
  3. We offer distinctive and creative programmes that are responsive to the changes taking place in society
  4. Explore two subjects in detail on an interdisciplinary course
  5. Expert careers service

*2024 Guardian Subject League Tables

BA (Hons) History & Media staff view BA (Hons) Media and History course director Grainne talks about the course.