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International/EU: £13,995 per year
- Study a range of historical contexts in Britain, Europe and beyond
- Examine how different perspectives on the past help us understand real-world issues today
- Cultivate a range of practical and professional skills, including research, analysis and communication
On this course, you’ll create your own pathway across the globe — studying modules from Britain and Europe, to the Americas, Africa, Asia and Australia. You’ll hone your ability to think critically about how the past is understood, and how it relates to the present.
Watch student Ben Hunter talk about what it’s like to study on this course.
How you learn
You will be taught by published historians who are experts in their fields.
You’ll have access to a wide variety of academic texts and primary sources to learn the skills of a historian, and explore the wider significance of modern history in contemporary society.
You learn through
- large group lectures
- small group seminars and workshops
- group work activities
- live brief projects and working with external partners
- field trips and away days
- group projects
- a range of assessment methods including essays, exams, posters and presentations
There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme (subject to the UK’s continued participation in the Erasmus programme following the Brexit transition period).
Course leaders and tutors
You’ll take a work placement as part of a second year module. This gives you real-world experience to prepare you for your future career.
Previous placements have included local primary and secondary schools, local museums such as Kelham Island Industrial Museum, and other heritage organisations and local businesses.
Throughout the course, you’ll also have the opportunity to work on real-world projects through live briefs with partner organisations.
You’ll also learn by going on field trips to a range of locations, including the Manchester People's History Museum and the Museum of London.
There are opportunities to study abroad and take elective language modules. We have connections with a wide variety of institutions across the world, including universities in Europe, North America and Australia.
Come to an open day
Find out more at our undergraduate open days. Book now for your place.
Your skills will be valued across a range of careers. This course prepares you for a career in
- local government
- the civil service
- the heritage industry
- human resources
- financial services
- non-governmental organisations (NGOs)
Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for
- Sheffield City Archive
- Sheffield Museums
- Barnsley Museum
- local and national newspapers
- primary and secondary education
- the civil service
- local government
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Equipment and facilities
On this course you’ll work with
- library services and study space at the Adsetts Learning Centre
- a range of digital collections to enhance your learning and support your research
- taught sessions in dedicated computer suites
- support for your learning through integrated use of the Online Learning Platform.
- a dedicated Humanities student lounge equipped with flexible desks, large screens, a laptop library, comfy seating, and a shared kitchen where you can collaborate with other students in the Department of Humanities.
This must include at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example:
- BBC at A Level.
- DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
- A combination of qualifications, which may include AS Levels, EPQ and general studies
- English Language or English Literature at grade C or 4
• Access - at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2 from a relevant Open College Network accredited course.
If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent
We also consider other qualifications from the UCAS tariff. Applicants with alternative qualifications or a combination of qualifications and work experience will also be considered. We welcome applications from people of any age. Please contact us for further advice.
Meeting the qualifications on the entry criteria does not guarantee you a place. You should ensure that you submit a personal statement and reference as these will also be considered as part of the selection process. Guidelines on personal statements and references can be found on the UCAS website.
Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.
Additional information for EU/International students
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
You can take an optional placement in year three.
|Module: Britain Transformed: Economic And Social Change Since 1800||Credits: 20||
|Module: Communicating History||Credits: 20||
|Module: Making History||Credits: 20||
|Module: Nations, Regions And Borders In Modern Europe, C.1870-1970||Credits: 20||
|Module: Revolutions In The Atlantic World, 1760-1848||Credits: 20||
|Module: Empires And Encounters||Credits: 20||
|Module: Foreign Language||Credits: 20||
|Module: Ideas Into Action||Credits: 40||
|Module: Britain Between The Wars: Crisis, Transformation And The People, 1918-1939||Credits: 20||
|Module: European And American Encounters With Asia Since The 19Th Century||Credits: 20||
|Module: Foreign Language||Credits: 20||
|Module: Germany, 1890 - 1933: From Reich To Republic||Credits: 20||
|Module: London: Literary And Historical Perspectives 1728-1914||Credits: 20||
|Module: Race: Difference And Power In The Modern World||Credits: 20||
|Module: Slavery And Anti-Slavery In The British Atlantic, 1763-1838||Credits: 20||
|Module: The City Of London And The British Economy Since 1870||Credits: 20||
|Module: The Cold War Era||Credits: 20||
|Module: Placement Year||Credits: -|
|Module: History Research Project||Credits: 40|
|Module: American Politics And Society Since 1968||Credits: 20|
|Module: Australia - From Penal Settlement To Nation, 1788-2000||Credits: 20|
|Module: Chartism: Working-Class Politics And Culture In Britain, 1838-48||Credits: 20|
|Module: Citizenship, Violence And Race: Germans And Africans In Colonial And Postcolonial Encounters||Credits: 20|
|Module: Foreign Language||Credits: 20|
|Module: India And The British Raj, 1765-1947||Credits: 20|
|Module: Industrial Warfare And The Great War, 1914 To 1918||Credits: 20|
|Module: Modern Europe C 1860-1939:Health, Environment, And Welfare||Credits: 20|
|Module: Northern Soul: Constructing Regional Identities In The North Of England 1800-Present||Credits: 20|
|Module: South Africa In The Twentieth Century||Credits: 20|
|Module: The Third Reich And Its Aftermath: Germany, 1933-1961||Credits: 20|
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2021/22 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £13,995 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.
Financial support for home/EU students
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Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for History courses (PDF)
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