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Year of Entry 2020/21
BA (Honours)

History

Full-time History

Expand your horizons through the study of global and modern history.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year ††
International: £13,650 per year
How long will I study? 3 / 4 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 2020
Placement year available? Yes

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Student satisfaction

This course scored 89% for overall satisfaction in the 2019 National Student Survey.

Course summary

  • Explore the history of the modern world by studying a range of historical contexts in Britain, Europe and beyond.
  • Examine how different perspectives on the past help us understand real world issues.
  • Cultivate a range of practical and professional skills such as analysis, communication and research.

On this course, you’ll develop your curiosity and your interests. You’ll create your own pathway across the globe — studying modules from the Americas through Britain and Europe, to 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.

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You will be taught by published historians with research specialisms in your fields of study.

Our staff have written books and academic articles, acted as consultants for television programmes and museums, written for newspapers, produced research for public exhibitions and worked in policy.

You’ll engage with a wide variety of academic texts and primary sources to learn the skills of a historian and explore the wider significance of modern histories in our contemporary society with experts in the field.

You will learn through

  • large-group lectures
  • small-group seminars and workshops
  • group work activities
  • live brief projects, working with external partners
  • field trips and away days
  • group projects
  • varied 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.

Applied learning

Work placements

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 will also have the opportunity to work on real-world projects through live briefs with partner organisations.

Field trips

As well as studying history through lectures and seminars, you will also attend field trips to a range of settings including the Manchester People's History Museum and the Museum of London.

International opportunities

You will have opportunities to apply 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.

Prizes

There are a range of prizes that recognize student achievement and outstanding contributions to university life. The Hallam Award, for example, recognises students’ exceptional participation in university life, involvement in the Students’ Union, and representation of their peer-groups.

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Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • teaching
  • local government
  • civil service
  • journalism
  • librarianship
  • the heritage industry
  • human resources
  • advertising/ marketing
  • law
  • financial services
  • non-governmental organisations (NGOs)

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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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

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

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.

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.1870-1970 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 Encounters With Asia, C.1760-1939 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 2020/21 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 2020/21 is £13,650 per year.

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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.

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