History is the science concerned with finding, gathering, structuring and passing on facts about events in the past. It aims at objectively establishing a cause-effect explanation of events in a chronological, complete and truthful manner.
The study of history helps us understand why the human society is the way it is today, why there are differences between societies and how people and society have evolved over time. A good understanding of the past leads to better decisions in the present and better planning for the future. Although History is regarded as a descriptive science of the past, it has great impact on the present.
A student of this discipline will learn how to assess evidence of various types, how to interpret conflict in an objective, based manner and how to assess and explain past changes. This discipline of studies offers a broad perspective that offers flexibility, good analytical skills, good writing and speaking skills, capacity to identify, assess and explain trends and behaviours and great research skills. All these attributes are vital in a number of different occupations in the job market, so a graduate of history has a wide range of jobs that he or she could be fit for.
The Amsterdam Summer School offers small-scale courses in a wide range of fields at an excellent research university, VU University Amsterdam. In the course Discover Dutch: Dutch Language and Culture you will learn to speak and understand the Dutch language at a basic level (CEFR A1). The course is very interactive in nature. You will work on your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, including vocabulary and grammar. Part of the lessons will take place in our state of the art digital language lab. Spend your summer studying a challenging and interdisciplinary topic in the vibrant city of Amsterdam!
The Summer School is tuned to the needs of undergraduates and graduate students with an interest in Russia. Our goal is to advance their understanding of the country’s history, culture, domestic and foreign policy. The program includes classes by leading EUSP professors taught in English, plus site visits to historical suburbs and the city of Novgorod, the birthplace of Russian medieval state. Special connections of EUSP with the Hermitage and the Russian Museum provide opportunities beyond the average tourist experience.
Modern Scottish History explores the history of Scotland during the past three hundred years, a momentous period which saw the transformation of the country from a largely agrarian to a leading industrial society, and during which Scotland became a partner in the British Empire. It begins with the Union of 1707 and ends with the opening of the new Scottish Parliament.
Medieval and Early Modern Scotland explores the history of Scotland from the origins of the kingdom until the parliamentary union with England in 1707. During the middle ages, Scotland emerged as an independent kingdom with a role to play in the major events that shaped the development of Britain and Europe. Much of its character and outlook were created by the fact that it had to defend its independence against an aggressive neighbour. In the early modern period, Scotland was transformed by the Reformation and the Union of the Crowns, adjusting to a new religion, friendship with its old enemy England and a new political framework.
Becoming a student is an exciting and challenging decision. To help potential students through this important phase, we have created a special online programme called 'Discover Learning at Dundee'.
The aim of the course is to provide foreign as well as Swedish students with a deeper knowledge of certain periods and aspects of Swedish history. This course deals with state formation and Sweden's role in 17th and 18th century Europe.
Milestones I starts with the Viking age, a period of great cultural and political change in Scandinavia. During this period the foundations for the Swedish state were laid. It was also during this period that people in Sweden first encountered Christianity, a religion which would eventually become State religion.
This course studies the international economic and social development from the prehistoric time to the present day. In focus are the altering conditions, economical as well as political, for maintenance, production, reproduction, trade, migration and capital flows in different economic-political systems
The Undergraduate Advanced Diploma in Local History is a part-time research-based course which offers students the opportunity to undertake supervised independent study over two academic years, culminating in a dissertation of 10,000-12,000 words. Students choose their own research topic and the research proposal is considered when they apply.
The Undergraduate Advanced Diploma in Historic Environment is a part-time research-based course which offers students the opportunity to undertake supervised independent study over two academic years, culminating in a dissertation of 10,000-12,000 words. Students choose their own research topic and the research proposal is considered when they apply. The format of the course, requiring just seven visits to Cambridge over the two-year period of the course, makes it accessible to students from across the UK and beyond.
The Undergraduate Advanced Diploma in Archaeology is a part-time research-based course which offers students the opportunity to undertake supervised independent study over two years, culminating in a dissertation of 10,000-12,000 words. Students choose their own research topic and the research proposal is considered when they apply.
This interactive, practical course introduces participants to the 'grammar' of the medieval landscape. It explains how visitors to villages can use evidence from the landscape around them - roads and hedges, buildings and greens - as well as from maps and other sources, to unravel the origins of many settlements.