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History (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #351 (WUR) Canterbury, United Kingdom
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.
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Overview

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. You learn within an inspiring environment, studying on carefully crafted programmes that allow you to develop your own skills and interests.

The History (Hons) programme offered at University of Ken aims to:

  • provide students with a firm understanding of the tradition and discipline of history as a means of understanding cultures different from their own and changes in society over time
  • develop students' intellectual curiosity and initiative
  • encourage independent critical thinking and judgement
  • develop new areas of teaching and incorporate the research expertise of teachers into the programme

Careers

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.

Examples of the positions some of our graduates have moved into include:

  • Stonehenge Custodian
  • producer at the BBC
  • Warden at Windsor Castle
  • CEO of EasyJet.

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 include:

  • 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

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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General Requirements

  • A level: BBB including History or a related humanities based essay writing subject which includes English, Philosophy, Religious Studies or Classical Civilisation. Students applying without History will need to make a case in their personal statement.
  • Access to HE Diploma: If we make you an offer, you will need to obtain/pass the overall Access to Higher Education Diploma and may also be required to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits and/or credits in particular subjects at merit grade or above.
  • 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. Please contact us for further advice on your individual circumstances. 
  • International Baccalaureate: 34 points overall or 15 points at HL including History 5 at HL or 6 at SL

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16200 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: £8100

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. 

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