World History Courses Online & in London

Explore the rich and often turbulent history and culture of various regions and specific countries from around the world. Tutors will take students on a journey of discovery to the hidden gems of places familiar, near and far, from modern France (1900 onwards) to Latin America to India (from the 1500s).

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

  1. Political cartoons: their influence and power

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 20 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    This course explores the art of political cartoons with special focus on the nineteenth century to the present.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £15.00

  2. History and memory across the world

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 14 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Typically, the past is often seen as ‘gone’, ‘a long time ago’ or even irrelevant. In contrast, this course promotes the idea that the past has a much stronger influence on how we—as individuals, families, communities, societies and in states as collective actors in international politics—think about not only the present but also the future.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  3. Balance of power: Asia and the West

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 8 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    For centuries, Asia was the ‘powerhouse’ in world history. After a period dominated by European and American imperial powers (which never managed to colonise Asia in its entirety) global politics is once again pivoting towards Asia.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £57.00

  4. Cold Wars: old and new

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 27 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    In this course we will explore more than just the Cold War between the USA and USSR. We will explore the meaning of Cold Wars, where they were (and are) fought, how and by who.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £30.00

  5. Understanding the Israel-Palestine conflict

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 28 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Trace the historical roots of this conflict and study the peace process of the 1990s: Madrid talks, Oslo agreement, Camp David talks and the recent Middle Eastern road map, as well as the latest developments on this stimulating interactive lecture course. Tutor: Noman Hanif.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £66.00

  6. War and peace: understanding conflict around the world

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 25 May 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    The course is an exploration of war and peace, examining the ideas that underpin our understanding and approach to these notions.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £30.00

  7. African history reading group

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 26 May 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    African history remains a marginalised topic, both within the historical research landscapes and most educational system across the world. This reflects how history emerged as a scholarly endeavour in the context of European and American imperialism and nationalism. In this course we read and discuss African history to counter this and do our own work.

    Course dates are 26/05, 23/06 and 21/07.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £22.00

  8. History of the world for beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 31 May 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Recent events have shown us that we must think globally. Yet, how do we go about that with regards to history? Do we think only about the global past or do we situate our understanding in the global present? And if we can even agree on that, do we give primacy to empires and imperialism, technology and arms, trade and finances, oceans and nature, power and resistance, people or systems, or all of them?

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £61.00

  9. Chinese history for beginners

    Course Date: Wed 20 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    A beginners' course in Chinese history - looking at China's social, political and cultural history, alongside major events of Chinese history.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £83.00

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