History

Learning about life in the past and how it influences us today is the central theme of history courses in our programme area.

Courses examine the development of modern nation states in the 19th century with a more specific focus on European history and ideas around liberalism, nationalism and imperialism. Our history and heritage degree course covers periods from the ancient world to the late 20th century, encompassing the Isle of Man, the UK, Europe and the wider world. Ways in which the past has been re-interpreted over time and the process and methods of historical research are also covered.

Studying history at UCM also develops your transferrable skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, analysis, presentation and communication, which are highly regarded by employers from a range of sectors including business, law, marketing, tourism, heritage and the Civil Service.

 

Available courses

Full Time

  • A Level History
    ENTRY: Interview
    DURATION: 2 years
    VENUE: UCM

Full or Part Time

  • IGCSE History
    ENTRY: Interview
    DURATION: 1 year
    VENUE: UCM
  • BA Hons History & Heritage
    ENTRY: 96 UCAS points
    DURATION: 3 years
    VENUE: Elmwood House

Leisure & Recreation

  • A History of the Isle of Man: AD979 to the Present (for credit & not for credit)
    DURATION: 20 weeks
    VENUE: Elmwood House
  • An Introduction to Western Philosophy
    DURATION: 24 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Crusades & Crusaders: How Holy They Really Were?
    DURATION: 8 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Hill, Moore, Valley & Shore: An Introduction to the Geology & Landscape of the Isle of Man
    DURATION: 4 weeks + 2 field trips
    VENUE: UCM
  • Ideas & Movements That Have Changed the World
    DURATION: 9 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Introduction to the Isle of Man (for credit & not for credit)
    DURATION: 24 weeks
    VENUE: Elmwood House
  • Millennium of Russian History: From Princes to Czars to Emperors and Oligarchs
    DURATION: 4 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • The Archaeology of Peel Castle
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: UCM