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BA (Hons)

History (Foundation Entry)

4 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught

On our Foundation Entry degree in History you’ll discover how to become a skilled historian, combining the study of British and international history across a broad timespan - from the early modern to the contemporary.

Foundation Entry degree courses are ideal if you’ve got the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to directly join an honours programme. It’s a great stepping stone to a full degree.

You’ll approach history from many different directions. The themes covered in our teaching include: cultural history, economic and social history, gender history, international history, and political history.

You’ll learn to analyse evidence, formulate questions and put forward your own arguments and interpretations, as you become a historian yourself. 

Why study with us

  • History is rated in the top 20 in the UK for Academic Support - National Student Survey (NSS) 2020.
  • You’ll be able to take on a work placement with host organisations such as the Lancashire Archives and the People’s History Museum.
  • Develop your own Community History Project , working to a project brief devised by a real client.

What you'll do

  • Learn about other cultures or even learn a new language through our Worldwise Learning Centre.
  • Gain work experience with public sector heritage and museum organisations through our Centre for Volunteering and Community Leadership.
  • Our employability modules combine workplace experience and project management with the wider skills that the study of history entails.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

Visit us on a university Open Day

Come and discover why our campus is the perfect place for you. You can ask current students about their experiences and immerse yourself in campus and accommodation tours.

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Future careers

History Foundation Entry could lead to a successful career in business management, the civil service, teaching, museum, library and archive work.

Our graduates have gone on to further study, or careers in teaching and research, the museum and heritage sectors, journalism, public relations, central and local government, the European Union, charities and NGOs.

Fees and Funding

First year£5500 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
First year£7800 for the first year
Full-time£13000 per year
First year£7800 for the first year
Full-time£13000 per year
First year£6000 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
First year£10000 for the first year
Full-time£14250 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

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

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


This course is based in the School of Humanities, Language & Global Studies located in the Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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