World History Courses 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. Ways into advanced historical study

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 16 Sep 2020
    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. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £176.00

  2. Rise and Fall of Empires: 1940 – 1989

    Course Date: Wed 23 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Both victorious and defeated powers saw their empires dwindle as a consequences of the Second World War. This course looks at the fall of these empires in the period 1940-1991 and also at how the Cold War led to new spheres of influence and opportunities for domination, and the factors that gave rise to these.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £88.00

  3. A taste of world history

    Course Date: Fri 25 Sep 2020
    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. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  4. Political biography reading group

    Course Date: Tue 29 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Through discussion of selected biographies we will explore in depth key individuals in world history , their legacy and the era in which they lived.The first class will discuss Ron Chernow's Alexander Hamilton (2017).

    Please note that this is easy to get and cheap as a kindle download. Otherwise the cheapest paper copies are on Ebay or Amazon.

    NOTE: This course consists of four sessions on the following dates: 29 September, 24 November, 12 January and 23 February.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £30.00

  5. History and memory in popular culture

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 3 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn how societies around the world engage with their pasts through popular culture. Exploring shows and films such as Downton Abby, Black Adder, Monthy Python, and Peaky Blinders.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  6. The Cold War

    Course Date: Fri 9 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Cold War history courses often adopt chronological or geographic approaches, tying in with either broader Western or narrower national narratives from 1945 to 1989. Instead, this course explores the Cold War through a range of themes that address this globally pivotal moment in time, and looks forward to the Cold War's relevance in the present and future.

    This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £83.00

  7. China in the 19th century

    Course Date: Mon 19 Oct 2020
    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. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £70.00

  8. 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. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  9. History taster

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 6 Sep 2020
    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. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

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