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Studying History is studying humanity. As the philosopher R. G. Collingwood noted: 'History is for human self-knowledge... the only clue to what man can do is what man has done. The values of history, then, is that it teaches us what man has done and thus what man is.'
A rich knowledge of History sheds light on contemporary politics, ideology, culture – every facet of modern life.
With a degree in History you'll gain a deep knowledge of British, European and World histories, and develop excellent skills in analysis, communication, and research.
You will be taught by staff who are passionate about their subjects, produce world-leading research, and throughout your degree, will provide you with one-to-one support. A typical week will include lectures, seminars, independent study, and group work.
Your progress will be measured by a range of assessment methods, including essays and exams.
If you study this course on a part-time basis you will typically complete 40-80 credits in a year, rather than the 120 credits of full-time students. All modules are taught during the day, and you will be studying alongside full-time students.
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.
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We also require three passes at GCSE grade C or above, which must include Mathematics and English Language, or an equivalent qualification, for example; a minimum of Level 2 Key Skills in Communication and Application of Number. If you have studied for a new GCSE for which you will be awarded a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.
If English is not your first language we will require an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with an overall score of 6.0 and at least 5.5 or higher in each component: reading, writing, listening and speaking. An alternative approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) can also be considered if the applicant's element scores are equivalent to those required for IELTS.
The annual fee for this course is:
If you are not sure whether you qualify as a UK, EU or international student, find out more in our Help and Advice article.
Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.
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History is a very well-respected degree. You will graduate with the ability to research and analyse complex material, think critically about ideas and arguments, and communicate clearly.
These skills transfer to a wide range of sectors, including education, finance, law, politics and the Civil Service. Many graduates teach History in colleges and schools. Other graduates go on to work in museums and archives.
History Lab is a student-run society which organises history-related guest lectures, discussions, and social events. It’s a chance to hear about little-known histories – recent topics include political caricatures in 19th Century France, pharmacy in Ancient Egypt, and sedition in 17th Century America.
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