• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration

About

A Joint Honours degree gives you the opportunity to study two subjects as one degree. This History Joint Honours degree offered by University of Derby will broaden your skill set and enhance your career prospects.

History is a subject for anyone with a sense of curiosity and a desire for a deeper understanding of the world around them.

History has the power to make us question who we are, how we have come to act the way we do, and the experiences that have shaped people’s lives in the past. Studying History will turn you into a critical thinker, ready to challenge received wisdoms.

With particular emphasis on modern and contemporary history, this course is academically rigorous, intellectually stimulating and politically relevant. As well as covering broad historical themes, you will explore a wide range of specific topics - everything from the First World War to the history of medicine and nineteenth-century slums.

You will also explore the history of non-European societies, with modules spanning the history of China, the Cold War and the impact of European imperial rule in Africa and Asia.

You can choose to study part of your degree at one of our partner universities in America:

  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Keene State College in New Hampshire
  • Longwood University in Virginia
  • Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

Career

At Derby you will gain attributes beyond those traditionally associated with History graduates. You will not only build your academic capabilities but also apply your historical knowledge to the workplace. We encourage you to develop skills in areas such as presentation and teamworking, which will help you stand out in the job market.

By studying History as a Joint Honours subject, you will broaden your scope in the job market. It will set you apart as a flexible, adaptable and highly organised graduate, while enabling you to apply for an even wider variety of jobs.

You can approach your future career with confidence: latest Unistats figures show that 95% of our students were in work or further study six months after completing their course.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Historical Methods and Sources
  • Britain in the Age of Innovation, 1790-1914
  • Reaction, Reform and Revolution: Russia, 1825-1924
  • Religion, Empire and Ideas: The Making of British Identity, 1485-1789
  • Renaissance and Enlightenment: Europe, 1453-1789
  • Romanticism and Revolution: Europe, 1789-1914
  • Research Project
  • Close Encounters: European Imperialism and Decolonisation, 1757-1960
  • Public History: Marketing and Presenting the Past
  • Society, Culture and Politics in the First World War
  • Behind Closed Doors: Gender and Sex, 1685-1870
  • European Cultural Identities and Ethnic Minorities
  • Goodbye Lenin: The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union
  • The Making of Modern Medicine

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

General Requirements

Typical entry requirements:
  • UCAS points - 112 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
  • Specific requirements at A-level - At least a C in Classical Studies, History, Politics or similar at A-level (or equivalent qualification)
  • Specific requirements at GCSE - GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification
Alternative entry qualifications:
  • BTEC - DMM
  • Access to HE Diploma - 60 credits: 45 at level 3 with a minimum of Dist: 15 Merit: 24 Pass: 6

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Derby

  • 540 - 860 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

  • We have a range of scholarships and discounts available to students from outside the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA).
  • We award scholarships based on your application to study; there is no separate form to complete. All applications from eligible students will be considered for a scholarship by our international admissions team. We will notify you of your scholarship when we make you an offer, and apply your discount to your remaining fees.
  • You must be applying for a full-time degree and applications for postgraduate research, online studies, foundation and pre-sessional language programmes are not eligible for a discount or scholarship.

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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