If you are interested in focussing your studies on History, we offer a BA (Honours) in History. This qualification received a 92% satisfaction rating in the 2014 National Student Survey. Follow this link to find out about all our History qualifications
Our modules are designed to be engaging and challenging. If you study with us, you will learn about British, Irish, European and global history from medieval to modern times. Our modules will give you the opportunity to tackle such issues as imperialism; politics; social relations; medicine; warfare and religion.
All of our modules are designed to help you to develop your ability to analyse historical evidence and to communicate effectively. These skills can be applied in many fields and are highly valued by employers. See some undergraduate module sample materials.
OU students can also study one of two modules in Scottish History, offered in collaboration to Dundee University. They are CDDR320 Medieval and Early Modern Scottish History, 1100-1707 and CDDR301 Modern Scottish History, 1707-1997 (Launch now postponed until October 2019). Both are 60-point Level 3 modules which explore Scotland’s political, economic, social and cultural history through the centuries. Either can count towards a History degree. Find more information on how the collaborative scheme works and on the two modules.