BA (Honours) History with Foundation Year

Year of Entry 2024/25
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BA (Honours)

History with Foundation Year

Course in clearing Full-time History

Expand your horizons through the study of global and modern history, with an initial foundation year to prepare for the course.

Places available in clearing

Apply for a place on this course starting in 2024. Get started with our online form, or call 0330 024 6390.

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We are unable to accept applications from international students through clearing. Please complete our international application form instead.

 

Everything you need to know...

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    What is the fee?

    Home: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
    International/EU: £16,655 per year (£1,200 for placement year)

  • Time

    How long will I study?

    4/5 Years

  • Location

    Where will I study?

    City Campus

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    What is the UCAS code?

    C011

  • Date

    When do I start?

    September 2024

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    Placement year available?

    Yes


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Course summary

  • 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
  • Join at the foundation year and develop your personal skills, awareness of resources and commitment to the subject

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.


Teaching Quality

This course is ranked 10th in its subject area in the Guardian University Guide 2024.

How you learn

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

Throughout your studies you will be taught by published historians who are experts in their fields but, in the foundation year, will also have contact with a wider range of experts from the Department. 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

There are also opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities, with the possibility of funding through the Turing Scheme.

Course leaders and tutors

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Fraser Stevens
Lecturer in Performance, Course Leader for the Foundation Year in Humanities

Fraser is artist/scholar and lecturer in Acting and Performance.

Applied learning

Live projects

Throughout the course, you’ll have the opportunity to work on real-world projects through live briefs with partner organisations (including in the foundation year).

Work experience

In the second year, of the full degree, you’ll raise your professional profile through a placement module. You’ll have the chance to collaborate with external partners, undertake a work placement or develop your own enterprise. 

Previous placements have included local primary and secondary schools, local museums such as Kelham Island Industrial Museum, and other heritage organisations and local businesses.

Field trips

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. This starts right from the foundation year, where you will make a series of visits to cultural institutions and discuss their relevance to contemporary life.

Networking Opportunities

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.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in 

  • teaching
  • local government
  • the civil service
  • journalism
  • librarianship
  • the heritage industry
  • human resources
  • advertising/marketing
  • law
  • 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 lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Location

Howard Street
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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.

Entry requirements

All students

We will offer flexibility on our usual entry requirements for clearing applicants. Please call us on 0330 024 6390 to discuss your options and apply.

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.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

Important notice: The structure of this course is periodically reviewed and enhanced to provide the best possible learning experience for our students and ensure ongoing compliance with any professional, statutory and regulatory body standards. Module structure, content, delivery and assessment may change, but we expect the focus of the course and the learning outcomes to remain as described above. Following any changes, updated module information will be published on this page.

You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information.

Year 1

Compulsory modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Talent Accelerator
Credits 120
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Year 2

Compulsory modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Britain Transformed: Economic And Social Change Since 1800
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Communicating History
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Making History
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Nations, Regions And Borders In Modern Europe, C.1870-1970
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Revolutions In The Atlantic World, 1760-1848
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)

Elective modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Empires And Encounters
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Foreign Language (French, Spanish, Italian)
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(50%) , Practical(50%)
Year 3

Compulsory modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Ideas Into Action
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(100%)

Elective modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Britain Between The Wars: Crisis, Transformation And The People, 1918-1939
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Enslavement And Emancipation In The British Atlantic, 1763-1838
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
European And American Encounters With Asia Since The 19Th Century
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Foreign Language (French, Spanish, Italian)
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(50%) , Practical(50%)
Germany, 1890 - 1933: From Reich To Republic
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
London: Literary And Historical Perspectives 1728-1914
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Race: Difference And Power In The Modern World
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
The City Of London And The British Economy Since 1870
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
The Cold War Era
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Year 4

Optional modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Placement Year
Credits -
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Final year

Compulsory modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
History Research Project
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(100%)

Elective modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
American Politics And Society Since 1968
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Australia - From Penal Settlement To Nation, 1788-2000
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Chartism: Working-Class Politics And Culture In Britain, 1838-48
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Citizenship, Violence And Race: Germans And Africans In Colonial And Postcolonial Encounters
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Foreign Language (French, Spanish, Italian)
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(50%) , Practical(50%)
India And The British Raj, 1765-1947
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Industrial Warfare And The Great War, 1914 To 1918
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Modern Europe C 1860-1939:Health, Environment, And Welfare
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Northern Soul: Constructing Regional Identities In The North Of England 1800-Present
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
South Africa In The Twentieth Century
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
The Third Reich And Its Aftermath: Germany, 1933-1961
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/25 is £9,250 per year. These fees are regulated by the UK government and are therefore subject to changes in government policy. 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.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £16,655 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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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.

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