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History, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #93 (QS) ,
The History course from the University of Leeds allows you to explore a huge range of issues and themes, from the fall of the Roman Empire to the 21st century and spanning across the globe.

About

Core modules will give you a firm foundation to understand historical change and gain valuable research skills. You can also choose from a wide selection of optional modules to explore periods and societies that really interest you. Whether it’s medieval queens or modern Africa, there’s plenty to discover.

Our School of History is one of the largest in the UK, meaning we have expert tutors in an exceptionally broad range of areas – and their cutting-edge research will inform what and how you learn. We also have top-class facilities, including one of the biggest university libraries in England. It’s a great place to study one of the broadest and most challenging degrees on offer.

Career opportunities

A degree in History from University of Leeds will equip you with plenty of valuable skills for a range of different careers. You’ll be able to think critically and analyse information, asking the right questions and communicating your findings both verbally and in writing. Independence, self-motivation and initiative are also among the skills you will develop, so graduates from this degree are highly regarded by employers.

Recent graduates have gone into careers in journalism, teaching, publishing, the Civil Service, fashion, social work, law, finance and the Armed Forces to name just a few.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

What you study

Year 1 is about your transition to degree-level study. We help you to gain a good grounding in historical periods through modules in medieval and modern history. We also help you to develop strong research skills for the whole of your time at University and beyond.

Once you’ve built that base of knowledge and skills, you can choose optional modules across Year 2 to help you focus on the social, cultural, political or economic themes that suit your interests. You’ll study at least one module in the modern period and one from earlier times, but you can really tailor your degree to suit you.

By Year 3, you’ll have a clear idea of how to apply what you’ve learnt to a special subject, focusing on a specific topic in depth with the help of primary sources. You’ll also put your knowledge and skills into practice when you write a longer research dissertation on a topic of your choice.

Study abroad opportunities

All University of Leeds students can apply to spend a year studying abroad. It’s a great way to gain an insight into another culture, as well as gaining valuable experience that will look great on your CV. Language classes are available before you go to prepare you for the experience.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

Entry requirements
We welcome a wide range of qualifications:
  • GCE Advanced Levels: AAA, including A in History if taken. General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted
  • International Baccalaureate: 35 points overall, with 17 points at Higher level including 6 points in Higher level History
  • Cambridge Pre-U: D3, D3, M1. We will consider a mix of Pre-U Principal and A-level subjects provided a minimum of three subjects overall are offered. We ask for either an A in A-level or D3 in the Cambridge Pre-U in History
  • Scottish Advanced Highers: AA in Advanced Highers (including an A in History) and AABBB in Highers, or A in Advanced Highers History and AAABB in Highers
  • Irish Highers: AAAAAA
  • European Baccalaureate: 85% overall and at least 85% in History
  • BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Distinction, Merit in a related subject and grade A in History at A-level
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma: Pass with 60 credits overall, including at least 45 credits at level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. 15 credits in History must be taken at level 3 and achieved at Distinction. Entry is subject to interview and assessment of a piece of written work

Access to Leeds participants will receive a lower offer

We welcome applications from mature students and from students with international qualifications.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Leeds

  • 637 - 1110 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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