History, B.A.

History, B.A.

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  • English (schedule IELTS)
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Studying history is not just learning facts, dates and names. It’s about investigating and interpreting evidence to understand the make-up of our own identities as individuals, cultures and nations. Become an independent researcher and critical thinker. Work closely with subject experts to develop investigative and analytical skills, while gaining hands-on experience with historical documentation and artifacts. 

About

Experience unique opportunities on study abroad placements, previous destinations have included the USA, Canada, Ireland and Spain.

You will gain the necessary analytical skills in your first year, sampling all our specialist strands in British, European, American and Soviet history. Develop your own focus in the second year by specializing in two or more of these areas. You’ll also benefit from our wide range of guest lecturers including holocaust survivor, John Dobai, lead writer of the Daily Telegraph, Tim Stanley, Bonnie Greer OBE and world-renowned anthropologist, Tim Ingold.

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to gain practical experience too. In addition to various field trips within the UK, students can take part in international research trips to locations such as Spain, as well as studying abroad in Europe and North America. You will use a range of investigative approaches when handling historical sources. Official documents, manuscripts, art, literature, film, photography, music and many more, are all accessed through our local and international partnerships with museums, archives and historical sites.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

This degree focuses on the political, social, economic and cultural history of the modern world, from the European discovery of the Americas in 1492, onwards. Teaching is primarily through interactive seminars and small classes. Discussion and debate are used to develop your critical skills and confidence. Partnerships with local archives and museums, offer students the opportunity to interact with historical sources and put their analytical skills to the test.

Courses Included:

  • The Human Experience 
  • Humanities Skills 
  • Georgian Britain, 1714-1830 
  • Renaissance and Reformation: 1450-1700 

                                English Language Requirements

                                You need the following IELTS score:

                                • Minimum required score:

                                  6

                                  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

                                • 112 tariff points
                                • BBC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.
                                • Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don't meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application.

                                Tuition Fee

                                • International Applies to you

                                  13500 GBP/year
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                                • National Applies to you

                                  9250 GBP/year
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                                Living costs for Cheltenham

                                • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
                                  Living Costs

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

                                Funding

                                • No upfront tuition fees. You won’t have to pay any fees while you are studying; you can apply for a student tuition fee loan to cover the fees. This will be paid directly to the university.
                                • You can also apply for a student maintenance loan to help towards your living costs up to £8,200 if you live away from home to study and up to £6,904 if you stay at home.
                                • Additional non-repayable grants may be available for students with dependents and for students with disabilities.
                                • Living cost loans and grants will be paid to students in three equal instalments over the academic year – one at the beginning of each term.
                                • You will only start to repay the loan after you have graduated and are in employment and earning over £21,000. You will repay 9% of your income above £21,000. For example if you earn £25,000 you would repay £30 a month. (i.e. 9% of £4,000/12 months).

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