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Year of Entry 2020/21
BA (Honours)


Course in clearing
Full-time History

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

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Apply for a place on this course starting in 2020. Call us on 0330 024 6390 today.

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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? 80 UCAS points through Clearing
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

  • 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.

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.

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

Laura Evans
Laura Evans
Senior Lecturer In History

My PhD research explored the social history of mass resettlement into one of South Africa's Bantustans, the Ciskei. It examined the variety of experiences that reloc … Read more

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.

Live projects

Throughout the course, you’ll also have the opportunity to work on real-world projects through live briefs with partner organisations.

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.

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.


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Future careers

Your skills will be valued  across a range of 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

City Campus

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

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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

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

80 UCAS points, including 48 points from two A levels or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.

If English is not your first language you need an IELTS score of 6.5 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill.

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.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Britain Transformed: Economic And Social Change Since 1800 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Communicating History Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Empires And Encounters Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Making History Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Nations, Regions And Borders In Modern Europe, C.1870-1970 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Revolutions In The Atlantic World, 1760-1848 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Ideas Into Action Credits: 40
Elective modules
Module Credits
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

Year 3

Optional modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: History Research Project Credits: 40
Elective modules
Module Credits
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

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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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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