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. The use and abuse of history in 20th century wars and conflicts

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 29 Nov 2020
    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

  2. Trade routes that shaped the world: From the Vikings to the Silk Road

    Course Date: Wed 13 Jan 2021
    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: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £83.00

  3. Communism in the USSR: 1945-1991

    Course Date: Thu 14 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    This course is an introduction to the history of the Soviet regime from the moment of its victory in the Second World

    War to its collapse in 1991.

    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

  4. Post war Japan

    New Evening
    Course Date: Mon 18 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    This introductory short course will examine some of the key issues in the building of Japan in the post-World War II period through the turn of the century Examination will be of the political, social and economic spheres of Japan’s post-war reform and reconstruction, recovery and rise, and stagnation.

    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

  5. Political cartoons: their influence and power

    New 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: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £20.00

  6. Balance of power: Asia and the West

    New Evening
    Course Date: Mon 1 Mar 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: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £35.00

  7. History and memory across the world

    New 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

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