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Year of Entry 2018/19
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: £12,750 per year
How long will I study? 3 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 96-112 UCAS points
What is the UCAS code? V100
When do I start? September

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.

Student View

Watch student Ben Hunter talk about what it’s like to study on this course.

How you learn

Watch lecturer Matthew Roberts talk about this course.


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.


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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City Campus map
Location

Howard Street
Sheffield
S1 1WB

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Adsetts library

Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.

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Entry requirements

UK students

GCSE English language at grade C or Grade 4 or above. We do not accept GCSE equivalents. Plus one of the following

• 112 UCAS points from at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications, including at least 32 points in a relevant* subject. We accept AS levels. We accept general studies.

Or

• 96 UCAS points from three A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications, including at least 32 points in a relevant* subject. We accept 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.

• Access - at least 45 credits at level 3 from a relevant Open College Network accredited course.

If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS average score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills.

* Relevant subjects are • history • classical civilisation • religious studies • sociology.

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.

EU and 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.


Modules

The elective modules shown below are examples of modules you may be able to choose from.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Enlightenment And Revolutions Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: Growth And Transformation: Britain In The World Economy, C. 1770-2000 Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: Making History: Sheffield In Local, National And Global Perspective Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Nations, Regions And Borders In Modern Europe, C.1860-1939 Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: The Making Of Modern Britain, 1780-1918 Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Empires And Encounters Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: The Historian And Research Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied History: Work And Community Credits: 40.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Britain Between The Wars: Crisis, Transformation And The People, 1918-1939 Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: Eastern Europe 1945-1989 Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: Germany, 1890 - 1933: From Reich To Republic Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: History In Practice Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: London: Literary And Historical Perspectives 1728-1914 Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: Race: Difference And Power In The Modern World Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Slavery And Anti-Slavery In The British Atlantic, 1763-1838 Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: The City Of London And The British Economy Since 1870 Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: The Cold War Era Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: Total War And European Society, 1792-1945 Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Dissertation Credits: 40.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: American Politics And Society Since 1968 Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Australia - From Penal Settlement To Nation, 1788-2000 Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: Chartism: Working-Class Politics And Culture In Britain, 1838-48 Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: Citizenship, Violence And Race: Germans And Africans In Colonial And Postcolonial Encounters Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: European Orientalism: Encounters With Asia And The Middle East 1800-C1950 Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: India And The British Raj, 1765-1947 Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: Industrial Warfare And The Great War, 1914 To 1918 Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Modern Armenia: Genocide, Nation, Diaspora Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Exam:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: Northern Soul: Constructing Regional Identities In The North Of England 1800-Present Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Rise And Decline Of Soviet Communism Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: South Africa In The Twentieth Century Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: The Third Reich And Its Aftermath: Germany, 1933-1961 Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2018/19 is £9,250 per year.

† If you are studying an undergraduate 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 2018/19 is £12,750 per year.

We offer a range of scholarships and awards for international students. Find out more.

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Financial support for home/EU students

How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.

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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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