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History (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #368 (QS) ,
Any study of history engages a natural human curiosity about the past. It’s an exciting and diverse subject, which is reflected in the flexibility and breadth of the History (Hons) degree programme offered at University of Kent .

About

The School of History at Kent is one of the leading History departments in the country, where you are taught by passionate academics, active researchers and recognised experts. 

During the History (Hons) degree programme offered at University of Kent you learn within an inspiring environment, studying on carefully crafted programmes that allow you to develop your own skills and interests.

The degree programme

The History programme allows you to tailor your degree to your own interests. These may be incredibly broad, or more focused within specific themes or historical periods.

There is a huge choice of modules on offer, which reflect the wide-ranging expertise of the academics. You can explore topics from the crusades to the Cold War; from the impact of science on 19th-century culture to the totalitarian regimes of Stalin’s Russia and Hitler’s Third Reich.

Year in professional placement

It is possible to take this programme with a work placement between the second and third year of your degree – this can provide valuable work experience and the chance to gain new skills. You don’t have to make a decision before you enrol at Kent but certain conditions apply.

Year or term abroad

You have the chance to study abroad for a year, or for a term in your third year. Previous destinations include:

  • California, USA
  • Massachusetts, USA
  • Ottawa, Canada.
  • Poitiers, France
  • Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • Pokfulam, Hong Kong
  • Tokyo, Japan.

Careers

Graduate destinations

The graduates are prepared for a wide range of career options in areas including:

  • journalism and the media
  • management and administration
  • civil service and local government
  • museum and heritage management
  • law, commerce and banking
  • teaching and research
  • library work
  • armed services and defence analysis.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      3 years full-time (4 with a year abroad)
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      6 years part-time (7 with a year abroad)
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Making History: Theory and Practice
  • Early Medieval Europe
  • Later Medieval Europe
  • New Worlds,Renaissance and Reformations: Early Modern Europe (1450-1600)
  • A Global History of Empires: 1500-1850
  • A Global History of Empires: 1850-1960
  • War and Diplomacy in Europe c1850-2000
  • Ten Technologies That Made Us Modern

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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General Requirements

  • A level: BBB including Classics-Ancient History, Classics-Classical Civilisation or History grade B, excluding Critical Thinking and General Studies  
  • Access to HE Diploma: The University will not necessarily make conditional offers to all Access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis. 
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC National Diploma): The University will consider applicants holding BTEC National Diploma and Extended National Diploma Qualifications (QCF; NQF; OCR) on a case-by-case basis. 
  • International Baccalaureate: 34 points overall or 16 points at HL including History 5 at HL or 6 at SL

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15700 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.
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Part-time:

  • UK/EU: £4625
  • Overseas: £7850

Living costs for Canterbury

  • 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

Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies. 

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.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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