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Year of Entry 2019/20
BA (Honours)

History

Full-time History

Develop a global view on the making of the modern world since the late eighteenth century.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year
International: £13,250 per year
How long will I study? 3 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 112 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? V100
When do I start? September

Student satisfaction

This course scored 97% for overall satisfaction in the 2018 National Student Survey.

Course summary

  • Acquire and develop a range of cognitive, practical and professional skills.
  • Approach the study of history from a variety of theoretical perspectives and introduce you to a variety of themes, including nationalism, imperialism, race, gender, orientalism, and globalisation.
  • Think critically about how the past is understood and interpreted and how it relates to the present.

Experience a broad range of approaches to historical study before creating a pathway through the degree to suit your interests. The breadth of our programme sweeps from the Americas through Britain and Europe, to Africa, Asia and Australia.

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How you learn

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Most teaching takes place within a group and takes the form of a mixture of tutor input, group and individual activities and student reflection.

You learn through

  • large-group lectures
  • small-group seminars and workshops
  • group work activities

Course leaders and tutors

Nicola Verdon
Nicola Verdon
Professor of Modern History

I research and teach British history in the 19th and 20th centuries, with a focus on gender and labour, rural society, poverty and standards of living

Applied learning

Work placements

You will have the opportunity to take a module in your second year that includes a work placement. This gives you a 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, other heritage organisations and local businesses.

Field trips

As well as learning history in the classroom through lectures and seminars, you also learn on field trips to places such as Manchester People's History Museum, the Museum of London and in the archives and in computer suites with access to a range of academic digital collections.

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Future careers

The transferrable skills of the historian are highly valued by employers. This course prepares you for a career in

  • teaching
  • local government
  • personnel
  • advertising
  • law
  • financial services
  • journalism
  • librarianship

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

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
Sheffield
S1 1WB

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Adsetts library

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Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 112

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

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

GCSE

  • 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'.


Modules

The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Enlightenment And Revolutions Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Growth And Transformation: Britain In The World Economy, C. 1770-2000 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Making History: Sex And Gender In The Archives Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Nations, Regions And Borders In Modern Europe, C.1860-1939 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: The Making Of Modern Britain, 1780-1918 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Empires And Encounters Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: The Historian And Research Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied History: Work And Community Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Britain Between The Wars: Crisis, Transformation And The People, 1918-1939 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Eastern Europe 1945-1989 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Germany, 1890 - 1933: From Reich To Republic Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: History In Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: London: Literary And Historical Perspectives 1728-1914 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Race: Difference And Power In The Modern World Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Slavery And Anti-Slavery In The British Atlantic, 1763-1838 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: The City Of London And The British Economy Since 1870 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: The Cold War Era Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Total War And European Society, 1792-1945 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Dissertation Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: American Politics And Society Since 1968 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Australia - From Penal Settlement To Nation, 1788-2000 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Chartism: Working-Class Politics And Culture In Britain, 1838-48 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Citizenship, Violence And Race: Germans And Africans In Colonial And Postcolonial Encounters Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: European Orientalism: Encounters With Asia And The Middle East 1800-C1950 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: India And The British Raj, 1765-1947 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Industrial Warfare And The Great War, 1914 To 1918 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Insurgency And Counterinsurgency Since 1857 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Northern Soul: Constructing Regional Identities In The North Of England 1800-Present Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Rise And Decline Of Soviet Communism Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: South Africa In The Twentieth Century Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: The Third Reich And Its Aftermath: Germany, 1933-1961 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2019/20 is £9,250 per year.

† 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 students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,250 per year.

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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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