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History, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #49 (QS) ,
We place particular emphasis on undergraduate research. At University of Bristol, students 'do' history as well as read history through a mix of core units and a wide choice of primary source-based optional units. During the History programme will undertake one substantial piece of independent research each year, culminating in a final-year dissertation.

About

In the first year of the History programme from University of Bristol you will study medieval, early modern and modern history, exploring key themes that you may not have encountered at A-level. After this, you will pursue your own pathway through the degree, choosing from a wide range of thematic and research-oriented units.

In recent years topics have included:

  • Science and the Supernatural
  • NGOs and Humanitarianism Since 1945
  • Drink and Disorder in Early Modern England
  • Sixties America and its Aftermath

You also have the opportunity to study abroad during your second year. Recent destinations have included Australia, Europe, and the United States.

Teaching

The typical percentage of time spent in different learning activities for this course based on student choices.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • The Early Modern World
  • The Modern World
  • Approaching the Past
  • The Medieval World
  • The American Century
  • War and Society
  • Slavery
  • Cities
  • Rethinking History
  • Christianity and Islam in Early Modern Europe

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    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:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    68

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • A-level Standard offer: AAA including History
  • A-level Contextual offer: ABB including A in History
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Standard offer: 36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in History
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Contextual offer: 32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in History
  • Cambridge Pre-U offer: Requirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
  • Access to HE Diploma offer: Pass Access to HE Diploma (Humanities/Humanities and Social Sciences, Social Sciences, or Literary Studies) with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19500 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.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,250 per year

Living costs for Bristol

  • 750 - 1260 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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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