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Britain’s International History: the Romans to the Treaty of Rome

Find out about the course and how to apply.

Exchange students listening to a British Studies lecture.
Deepen your understanding of British history and society

Britain’s International History

On this 11-week course you will develop a deeper understanding of the history of Britain's relations with other countries and the effects of historical forces and events upon Britain's contemporary international relations.

You will study:

  • The impact of key events such as the arrival of the Romans and other invaders and immigrants and their contribution to ‘Britishness’
  • The Norman conquest and subsequent conflict with France
  • The Reformation and the developing concept of Englishness
  • The founding of the early colonies in North America, trade and the American War of Independence
  • Colonialism and the scramble for Africa
  • The slave trade
  • The two World Wars and their aftermath

Course delivery

There will be online recorded lecture material for you to work through independently. A 50-minute session will also run on Microsoft Teams every Monday from 11.15am-12.05pm, from Monday 4 October to 13 December 2021.

Before signing up, please make sure that the day and time of these sessions do not clash with your academic timetable by checking MyTimetable.


To be awarded credits for this course, a minimum of 80% attendance is required.

Registration for the Semester 1 course is now closed.


If you have any questions, please contact us.