This degree involves the study of modern British, Irish and world history, with the latter covering continental Europe, America, Asia and Africa. You’ll approach your studies from cultural, diplomatic, political, public, and social angles, and you will be taught by enthusiastic, skilled and friendly lecturers who are also respected historians. There will be the chance to participate in field trips, and there is a community history project along with work placement modules to enhance your employment prospects. It’s no wonder this course has high levels of student satisfaction, given the range of opportunities, and given how almost a quarter of our students in 2017 achieved first-class honours degrees!
History at UCLan - ranked top in the UK for overall satisfaction, top in the UK for staff explaining things well and top in the NW for learning resources and academic support.
Full-time: Three years, Part-time: Usually five years
Campus, Full-time and Part-time
Preston (Campus code: U)
Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU)
Part-time: £1,540* per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)
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Our typical offer is 104 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted.
BTEC Extended Diploma: Merit, Merit, Merit
BTEC Diploma: Distinction, Distinction
Pass Access Course: 106 UCAS Points
International Baccalaureate:Pass Diploma with 104 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
IELTS: 6.0 with no score lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent .
There are three strands to this degree:
The modules focus on the following regions and periods:
You can tailor your studies around subjects that are of particular interest to you. You will also benefit from a spine of history skills modules from the first to the final year that train you in the art of the historian. Through these modules you’ll learn to analyse evidence, formulate research questions and put forward your own arguments and interpretations as you become a historian yourself. You will then be in an excellent position to do well in your final-year research dissertation on a topic of your choice.
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
| 2019 Entry
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.
You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at The University of Central Lancashire on our Student Contract page.
For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our Essential and Important Course Information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.