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. A taste of world history
    ONLINE
    Course Date:  Tue 14 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    What is world history? How is it different from other ways of understanding history? Through an exploration of fossil fuels' impact on world history (and future), you will get a taste of what it means to study world history.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  2. Ways into advanced historical study
    ONLINE
    Course Date:  Wed 15 Sep 2021

    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
    Rating:
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  3. The Cold War
    Evening,ONLINE
    Course Date:  Wed 15 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Explore how the "Grand Alliance" of the USA, Britain and the USSR degenerated into a Cold War that divided Europe for forty years. See where the Cold War got hot in other parts of the world. Tutor: Alison Appleby.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £105.00
  4. History taster
    ONLINE,Weekend
    Course Date:  Sat 18 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    What is history? What does history mean to you? Is history important to society? Why or why not? Who gets to decide what and whose history is important? What are the implications of this? There are many reasons and ways to engage with history. With this course, we scratch the surface of the vast universe that is history to give you a taster.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
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    90% of 100
  5. Chinese history for beginners
    ONLINE
    Course Date:  Mon 20 Sep 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 £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £39.00
  6. War and peace: understanding conflict around the world
    Evening,ONLINE
    Course Date:  Thu 23 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    The course is an exploration of war and peace. We examine the ideas that underpin our understanding and approach to these notions. We will illustrate our discussion by looking at several examples, including Northern Ireland, Palestine, and Yugoslavia.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £44.00
  7. World history for beginners
    Evening,ONLINE
    Course Date:  Tue 28 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    What is world history? Will getting to know the history of the world of yesterday help us understand the world of today? This course is for you if these questions seem captivating and important to you.



    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 £79.00 Concession £35.00
  8. China in the 19th century
    ONLINE
    Course Date:  Mon 18 Oct 2021

    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
  9. The Ottoman Empire and the Western Powers: politics, archaeology and the public imagination
    Evening,ONLINE
    Course Date:  Thu 21 Oct 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course covers the Ottoman Empire and the Western Powers from the 18th to the early 20th century. An overview of the political history of the Ottoman Empire will provide the background to exploring the importance of archaeology in the construction of empire and nation in the Ottoman and Western public imagination.



    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
  10. African history for beginners
    ONLINE,Weekend
    Course 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
  11. The use and abuse of history in 20th century wars and conflicts
    ONLINE,Weekend
    Course 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
  12. The invention of Christmas
    ONLINE,Weekend
    Course 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

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