• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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A central feature of the BA History (Hons) course from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is an emphasis on developing the skills of historical analysis. Our aim is that you will come to act as a historian yourself, discovering and analysing evidence in order to produce 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 intensive studies based on the latest research by members of staff. We also offer modules designed to provide an insight into various heritage-related careers.

As a history student at UCLan you will enjoy field trips to heritage sites, such as the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool. Some of our history students have even visited China recently. The course 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.

In your third year, you’ll have the opportunity to undertake a work placement with host organisations, such as the People’s History Museum, the Lancashire Museum Service or a school. You can also take advantage of national and international voluntary placements available through the Centre for Volunteering and Community Leadership. 

Your Opportunities

We are very much attuned to the needs of the graduate jobs market. With this in mind, we offer a range of employability modules which aim to 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. Our history graduates have gone on to very successful careers in business management, the civil service, teaching, museum, library and archive work.

You can choose to support the international dimension of your history degree and to enhance your international career opportunities by learning a language or travelling abroad, with awards and bursaries available through our Worldwise Learning Centre. You’ll also have the opportunity to study abroad. We can provide access to over 300 universities in 50 different countries, in Europe, North America and beyond! Students who study abroad for a full year through either one of our direct partners or through the ISEP programme will receive a £1000 bursary.  Students will pay UCLan their tuition fees which will only be £1380 for the full year!

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

  • Minimum required score:


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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
  • GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent .

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    12450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12450 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.


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