• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Join our BA History  (Hons) programme at University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and study modern British, Irish and world history, covering Europe, America, Asia and Africa, from cultural, diplomatic, political, public, and social angles. You will be taught by enthusiastic, skilled and friendly lecturers who are also respected historians. 
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We will train you to become a historian yourself, discovering and analysing evidence and generating your own arguments and interpretations. You will also acquire historical knowledge and understanding of different periods of history in different parts of the world. Some modules of large scope cover the broad sweep of history, while other provide highly focused studies based on cutting-edge research by members of staff. We also offer modules that provide valuable insights into various history and heritage careers.

The History  (Hons) programme at University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is great for enhancing your employment skills. In the second year, you can take the Community History Project, which allows you to work to a project brief devised by a ‘real’ client, to undertake relevant research, and to convey your findings through a display, exhibition, teaching pack, archive guide or town trail. These are often displayed in public museums, including the Harris Museum or the Museum of Lancashire in Preston.

Your Opportunities

We are highly attuned to the needs of the graduate jobs market. With this in mind, our community history project and work placement modules combine direct workplace experience and project management with the wider qualities and transferable skills that the study of history necessarily entails - including the capacity for rigorous research, critical judgement, and intellectual independence.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • British and Irish history
  • World history
  • Heritage
  • Britain, c.1688-2000
  • Ireland, c.1688-Present
  • Europe, c.1789-2000
  • America, c.1750-1970
  • Africa, c.1652-1982
  • Asia, c.1857-2003

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

General Requirements

  • Our typical offer is 104 UCAS Points.  We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted.
  • BTEC Extended Diploma: Merit, Merit, Merit
  • BTEC Diploma: Distinction, Distinction
  • Pass Access Course: 106 UCAS Points  
  • International Baccalaureate:Pass Diploma with 104 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
  • IELTS: 6.0 with no score lower than 5.5
  • GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent .

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    12700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12700 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: £1,540 per 20 credit module (UK/EU)

Living costs for Preston

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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