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Britain's Great War
Jeremy Paxman tells how Britain was transformed by the First World War.
4th August 2017 at 12:00PM
Michael Portillo asks why we only think of slaughter and loss when we recall the Great War.Read now ❯Beyond the slaughter and loss of the First World War
With this degree course you will develop and deepen your knowledge of different periods of history from antiquity to the twentieth century. Engaging with a range of exciting and challenging topics such as imperialism, politics, social relations, medicine, warfare and religion in different periods, you will learn the skills of the historian in studying the materials of the past. You will also examine some of the critical approaches taken by historians to their subject matter. We offer a number of alternative routes through the BA (Hons) History with different combinations of modules, allowing you to align your studies with your own particular historical interests. Studying within a broad framework designed to meet high national standards for single-subject history degrees, you will develop a range of skills in knowledge management, oral and written communication, critical reasoning, research, and information and communications technologies, all of which are highly valued in the modern workplace.Learn moreBA (Honours) History
Why study the arts? Apart from sheer enjoyment, these subjects give you an enormous breadth of cultural literacy while training you to think and argue clearly. The Certificate of Higher Education in Humanities offers you a broad introduction to the arts and humanities across a range of subjects, including history, art history, philosophy, classical studies, religious studies, music and English. You’ll gain essential knowledge and perspectives about human culture, studying a range of issues which encompass understanding of the past, reading and studying the arts, and the analysis of different points of view. Your work will help you practise and refine the skills of argument and analysis, which are highly valued by employers. Through this CertHE course, you’ll acquire the necessary skills and vocabulary to discuss the arts at university level.Learn moreCertificate of Higher Education in Humanities
The Diploma of Higher Education in Humanities will help you refine your skills of debate and analysis while developing your cultural literacy. It encompasses a wide range of fascinating disciplines including art history, classical studies, creative writing, English language, French, German, history, literature, music, philosophy, religious studies and Spanish. Taking a broad perspective on human culture through the ages, you’ll sharpen your critical awareness and understanding of diverse cultural environments in widely varying historical circumstances. This diploma course offers a number of specialist pathways to suit your needs and interests. Whichever you choose, you’ll encounter a great diversity of topics from across different periods and civilisations, enabling you to develop your understanding of the past; reading and studying the arts; and the analysis of differential points of view.Learn moreDiploma of Higher Education in Humanities
Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a statistic we’re proud of – the BA/BSc Open is one of the most flexible undergraduate programmes in the UK, and exemplifies our distinctive and often life-changing approach to learning more than any other qualification. With this degree you have the freedom and opportunity to achieve a uniquely tailored qualification. You can study any subjects you like, in any combination, enabling you to:Learn moreBA/BSc Open degree
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