This wide-ranging course will develop and deepen your knowledge of different periods of history from around 1500 to the late twentieth century.
Key features of the History (Honours) course at The Open University UK
- Explore a wide range of historical topics, periods and places
- Find out what it means to be a historian
- Have the opportunity to develop a project based on independent study
- Study using custom-made teaching materials
- Develop skills in research, analysis and communication that are beneficial to a wide range of careers
Skills for career development
Studying history will provide you with an adaptable set of skills that can lead in many directions and are greatly valued by employers. Broadly summarised these are critical thinking, analysis, and communication.
You’ll sharpen your IT, writing, and independent thinking skills, and develop an ability to assimilate and evaluate relevant information when constructing an argument. These are key skills in complex organisations, and are highly sought after in the world beyond study – whether you’re already working, volunteering, or changing career.
Study of the arts and humanities requires an understanding of human activities in diverse cultural environments and historical contexts. The breadth of study and range of cultural texts and objects analysed, combined with clear thinking and communication, make the BA (Hons) History relevant to a wide range of careers, including:
- museum work
- public administration, local government, the civil service, art institutions, and social services
- advertising, journalism, publishing, creative industries and public relations
- legal work
- business, banking and retail
- human resources
- charities and campaigning.
Many graduate-level jobs are open to graduates of any discipline, particularly in business, finance, management consultancy and the public sector. Some careers may require further study, training and/or work experience beyond your degree.
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- Early modern Europe: society and culture c.1500-1780
- The British Isles and the modern world, 1789–1914
- Empire: 1492-1975
- Europe 1914-1989: war, peace, modernity
- The making of Welsh history
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- 36 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesHistory Ancient History Modern History View 4 other Masters in Ancient History in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.
- At The Open University we believe education should be open to all, so we provide a high-quality university education to anyone who wishes to realise their ambitions and fulfil their potential.
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International6192 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 18576 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
EU/EEA6192 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 18576 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
Current fee for 120 credits – which is equivalent to a year's full-time study – is £6,0192.
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.