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BA (Hons)


3 years
September 2024

Our BA (Hons) History degree will equip you with critical thinking and analytical skills, as you explore British, Irish and world history from compelling new perspectives.

Why study with us

  • 1st
    in the UK for teaching on the course
    National Student Survey (History) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
  • 1st
    in the UK for academic support
    National Student Survey (History) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
  • We're known for our excellent academic support. Small class sizes mean you get to know your tutors and engage in lively seminar discussions.
  • Our history degree will equip you with employable skills, including critical thinking and project management. Gain real, practical experience in optional work placement modules.
  • Enrich the international dimension of your history degree by learning a new language or studying abroad. Bursaries and scholarships are available to support this.
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The lecturers are a great support and are always available for a chat and advice, which is so important at university.
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Studying history

  • There are three strands to our history degree: British and Irish history; world history; and heritage. Choose from a variety of modules to suit your interests.
  • Enjoy access to a range of books and online resources in the library. There are regular study support sessions to help you learn academic skills like referencing.
  • Enrich your history degree with new experiences. Study abroad and visit the cultures you learn about. Or, choose one of our work placement modules to gain practical skills.
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What can you do with a history degree?

A history degree gives you many transferrable skills which are sought after in industry. It demonstrates that you have the ability to process and analyse large amounts of information. It also shows that you have critical thinking skills, written communication skills and the ability to manage your own time. Our history graduates have gone on to forge successful careers in teaching, law, heritage and the public sector.

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Psychology and Humanities

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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