World history

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.

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  1. African history for beginners
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 6 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course provides an introduction to modern African history with a look at the major themes from 1850 onwards. It offers a way to contextualise many of the trends and challenges in the continent today and invites students to see Africa in a new light.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £63.00 Concession £40.00
  2. The use and abuse of history in 20th century wars and conflicts
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 27 Nov 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Following an introduction to 20th century memory politics around the world, the session explores memory politics before and during war and conflict on the one hand, and memory politics, reconciliation and trauma after war and conflict on the other.



    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 £39.00 Concession £25.00
  3. The invention of Christmas
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 11 Dec 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Beginning around the middle of the 19th century, a ‘new Christmas’ came into the fore; a reinvented Christmas, if you will. Why did this Christmas shift as it did – to produce the modern celebration many people still enjoy today? In this course, the stories of those groups and individuals who impacted this ‘reinvention of Christmas’ will be shared.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £31.00 Concession £20.00
  4. Money: myths, magic, morals and markets
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 11 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Money is the most powerful energy in the world. Without understanding its nature, its function, where it comes from, and how to control it, it will badly burn us.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £79.00
  5. Trade routes that shaped the world: From the Vikings to the Silk Road
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 12 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Explore the rich and diverse history of the trade routes that shaped our world. Learn how trade connected societies scattered across distant corners of Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Oceania.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £88.00
  6. Ways into advanced historical study
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 19 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    If you have a passion for history, or if you've ever been interested in studying history at a higher level, this course could be right for you. Whether you're an avid hobby historian, or thinking about studying history for your Foundation, Bachelors or Masters degree, this course offers you an introduction to history at an advanced level.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £419.00 Senior fee £419.00 Concession £184.00
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  7. The political economy of China’s aid policy: Mutually beneficial or Machiavellian?
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 19 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    China has risen to become the world’s largest development aid provider. This has been variously described as a form of neocolonialism, an expression of economic expediency, and a generous aid project. This course will critically review these arguments and help learners make their own judgements.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £39.00
  8. China in the 19th century
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 24 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course explores the rise of ‘modern’ China during the late Qing dynasty (1644-1912) and explores the internal and external forces within China and how events shaped its international standing, in particular in Britain.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £127.00 Concession £70.00

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