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As the only history degree in the UK sat within a Faculty of Media & Communication, with a focus on Modern History, Media History, and Public History, you’ll develop practical and professional skills ensuring you graduate equipped for a range of careers. Join the History (Hons) (with Foundation Year option) degree at Bournemouth University. 

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Overview

Why study BA (Hons) History at BU?

  • As well as studying history in the traditional sense, you will be using newspapers, on-line sites, sound recordings, television and film as a way of exploring a broad range of topics 
  • In addition to traditional essays and exams, you'll be assessed through exhibitions, posters, websites, podcasts, blogs and even a mock peace conference 
  • Engage with public history working with a range of outside agencies including museums, archives and heritage organisations 
  • Develop a proposal for a public history event, working with organisations such as Wimborne Minster, Dorset History Centre, Christchurch Cathedral and Bournemouth Civic Society 
  • Gain valuable experience during a four week or optional 30-week placement. Work with organisations such as Dorset History Centre, Huntley Film Archives and ABA Antiques
  • This course received an impressive 94% satisfaction rating from our final year students.
Foundation year:

We have a foundation year option for UK students who do not meet the entry requirements for the degree course. This additional year of study will give you a grounding in the media and communication skills required for this course, building your confidence, knowledge and skills for further study. After successful completion of the foundation year, you will progress to the full degree. Where could a History degree take you?

Our BA (Hons) History degree aims to develop critically informed, skilled, enterprising and resourceful graduates who can enter a range of career paths including teachers, heritage workers, archivists and researchers alongside a variety of other professions from banking and PR work to journalism and the Civil Service. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Historical skills
  • Historical Evidence
  • The Making of Modern Britain, 1750-1945
  • Media Histories
  • History in the Public World
  • European Histories 1800-2000
Foundation Year includes:
  • Academic & Professional Practice
  • Collaborative Communication Project
  • Understanding Contemporary Britain
  • Law & Government

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

360 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

For September 2022 entry: 104 - 120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. 

Foundation year: 48-72 UCAS tariff points. 

For September 2022 entry: If English is not your first language, you will need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in reading or writing and 5.5 in all other components, or equivalent.

Please see below some examples of the qualifications for entry onto Year 1 for September 2022 entry:

  • Chinese Senior High School Graduation Certificate (Huikao) average 80%, or Gaokao 61-71%. Grade depends on the course
  • Hong Kong HKDSE Diploma (4,4,3 to 4,4,4 from three subjects). Grade depends on the course
  • All India Senior School Certificate Examination (Standard XII) 60-70%
  • Italian Esame di Stato with 60-70%. Grade depends on the course
  • Titulo de Bachillerato with 6 or 7. Grade depends on the course

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15250 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Fees are for 2022 entry. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. Fees during your placement year (if applicable): £1850.

Living costs for Bournemouth

700 - 1000 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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