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History, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Stimulate your historical imagination with a degree in history by distance learning. This thoughtfully constructed History programme from University of London provides a structured route into the past in all its guises.
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By studying this History programme from University of London, you will:

  • expand your knowledge and understanding of the past.
  • reflect on the diversity of past human experience
  • explore a range of interpretations, theories and approaches that historians have adopted and tested over time.
  • cultivate skills that are highly valued by employers, such as the ability to think critically, assess evidence and express ideas with precision.

Career opportunities

Studying history will equip you with a broad range of skills, such as critical thinking and persuasive writing. These skills are transferable across many different careers. History graduates go on to pursue careers in fields including advertising, journalism, teaching and museum curation.

What do employers think of our graduates?

In some countries, qualifications earned by distance and flexible learning may not be recognised by certain authorities or regulators for the purposes of public sector employment or further study. We advise you to explore the local recognition status before you register, even if you plan to receive support from a local teaching institution.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      3-8 years

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History and meanings 
  • State, society and the individual in the non-western world 
  • British social and economic history 1945-97 
  • The camera never lies: film, photography and history in the twentieth century 
  • The Magna Carta and its legacy 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

  • 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

For access to the BA History degree, you will usually meet the following criteria:

  • Age 17+ by 30 November in the year of registration.
  • Satisfy our General Entrance Requirements.

Even if you don’t meet the standard requirements, we will consider each application on its own merits. Our Admissions Panel will consider whether any alternative/incomplete qualifications or work experience you have are suitable for entry to the programme.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4644 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13942 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4644 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13942 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
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