Dr Pietro Di Paola - Programme Leader
Dr Pietro Di Paola is a Senior Lecturer in Modern History and the Programme Leader of the BA Modern History degree. He completed his PhD at Goldsmiths, University of London in 2004 and his specialisms include the history of anarchism, modern history, modern Italian history, labour history, and social history.Academic Staff List
Welcome to BA (Hons) Modern History
How You Study
What You Need to Know
We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.
An Introduction to Your Modules
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
How you are assessed
Entry Requirements 2023-24
Students undertaking the course may have the option to study overseas for a term at one of the University’s partner institutions in Europe, North America, or Canada. This offers the chance to discover new cultures and experiences. Students are responsible for their travel, accommodation, and general living costs during the term overseas.
Students on this course can undertake a work placement during their final year. Previous students in the School of History and Heritage have taken on roles in museums, heritage sites, schools, law firms, and charities. Students can organise their own placement to fit their interests, or use contacts developed within the School.
They may also choose to complete their placement inside or outside of term time and in a location of their choice. Please note that those who choose to undertake optional placements are responsible for their travel, accommodation, and general living costs.
Graduates may find employment in a wide range of sectors. Lincoln graduates have gone on to careers in education, government, the civil service, media, journalism, finance, the corporate world, heritage, and the arts. Some choose to pursue postgraduate study.
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