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History BA (Hons)

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
3 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 11/05/2020

From medieval knights and early modern witches, highway robbers and French revolutionaries, to the trenches of the First World War. From the slums of Victorian London, the far corners of Empire, into the gilded homes of the aristocracy, and on to the rise of fascism – History BA (Hons) at the University of Northampton will take you on a journey through time and help you prepare for your future.

Study history with internationally recognized experts who take teaching as seriously as they take their research. We offer a supportive environment for learning where you can develop your love of history and learn vital life skills for your future career.

We will support you to achieve your career and study ambitions, which is why if you complete our Employability Plus Gold programme or Changemaker Gold certificate alongside your studies and if you haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating* we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you, or support you into postgraduate study.

*with a 2:2 degree classification or higher

Course

Highlights

  • Study British, European and Global History from the Medieval to the Modern period
  • Work with staff dedicated to providing excellent research-led teaching
  • Take the opportunity to develop your skills in a heritage-focused work project
  • Access the unique Searchlight archives of anti-fascist resistance material
  • Guaranteed paid internship with the Northampton Employment Promise.

HP Laptop and software included with this course.*

Additional

Information

Work Experience

Placements are available during the second year at various archives and heritage organisations to consolidate your learning and put it into a real-world context. You can find out further information by emailing Dr Drew Gray drew.gray@northampton.ac.uk

Course Details

This course offers innovative, research-driven topics on British, European, and Global history from the 13th century to the 21st century. You can study a range of themes, such as gender and emotions, social and cultural history, political and military, and the history of crime, medicine and the body. Throughout you will work with academics who regularly publish as experts in their fields.

The team of lecturers is big enough to offer a variety of modules, but small enough to provide you with a close-knit learning environment. You will know your tutors personally and see them regularly and there will always be someone to help you with your academic study, and to provide pastoral support hand–in-hand with Northampton’s excellent student support services.

Read more

The Northampton Employment Promise.

*We promise to secure paid experience for you, if you need it.

We work with employers to understand what they’re looking for and we’re confident that if you follow one of our structured awards, as well as committing to your studies you’ll be in a competitive position when it comes to applying for graduate jobs.

We’re so confident, that we promise to secure a paid 3-6 month internship for you, if you need it. Find out more about the Northampton Employment Promise, including how it works and who is eligible.

Open Days

Discover your Course

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Student Story

Jessica Lambert

Here is what Jessica says about her time here:

“After visiting on an open day, I fell in love with the University in all aspects: the lecturers, the location, the campus, and course content, I truly could not have found a better place to study.

“Studying at the University of Northampton has had a great influence on my personal development in terms of building my confidence and allowing me to explore the areas of history I am most passionate about.”

Careers

Career Opportunities

History graduates from the University of Northampton go on to work in all parts of the economy from teaching to business, to law, the civil service, research and libraries, the heritage and tourist industries, TV, film and publishing. Studying history provides you will the transferable skills of analytical thinking, research, and presentation that will make you in demand in the 21st-century workplace.

Student Story

Gemma Louise Grieg

“While other universities have just modern history modules, Northampton offered a choice of modules not solely related to England.

“My studies have taught me organisational, analytical, speaking and written skills that will help me in my future jobs and I’ve also learnt how to prioritise and manage my work efficiently. The lecturers are knowledgeable and friendly and the modules are intellectually stimulating. It has been one of the best experiences of my life.”

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk

Online enquiry form

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Applying for 2020
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
    for study at undergraduate level

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be around BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC.

Candidates are normally expected to have achieved a grade C or higher in History at A-Level, or to have studied History modules as part of their Access course with 12 credits at Level 3.  However, candidates with other qualifications and from other backgrounds will be given consideration on a case-by-case basis.

For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

Foundation Study Framework Entry Requirements

Admission to this foundation programme is normally DEE at A Level or MPP at BTEC. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience instead, a range of other qualifications or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the programme you wish to study.

Course Content

  • Themes and Perspectives in History (20 Credits)
    Module code: HIS1021
    Core Module Y
  • Early Modern Europe 1500-1800 (20 Credits)
    Module code: HIS1003
    Core Module N
  • Blood and Iron: Europe, 1815-1914 (20 Credits)
    Module code: HIS1015
    Core Module N
  • The Holocaust: Sources and Contexts (20 Credits)
    Module code: HIS1008
    Core Module N
  • The Medieval World 1200-1500 (20 Credits)
    Module code: HIS1024
    Core Module N
  • Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: France from 1789 (20 Credits)
    Module code: HIS1020
    Core Module N
  • Health and Healers: Introduction to the History of Medicine (20 Credits)
    Module code: HIS1023
    Core Module N

Module information is quoted for 19/20 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.



Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

In your first and second years of study you will spend 12 hours per week engaged in guided learning (lectures, seminars, workshops, field trips, online forums), supplemented by 24 hours of independent study. At third year level, you will have six to eight hours of guided learning per week, plus individual tutorials, to give you time to work on your research dissertation.

Postgraduate Opportunies

Further your Study

Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

History MA

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

2020/21 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,450 per 20 credit module

Additional Costs

During the programme you will have the opportunity to join study trips. Previously, these have included a Jack the Ripper tour along with visits to the Imperial War Museum and Bletchley Park.  These trips are optional and typically you will only be asked to pay for your travel; c. £20 for off-peak return fare to London for the Ripper trip and travel for IWM and Bletchley Park will vary depending on where you book them from.

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module

2020/21 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,900

Additional Costs

During the programme you will have the opportunity to join study trips. Previously, these have included a Jack the Ripper tour along with visits to the Imperial War Museum and Bletchley Park.  These trips are optional and typically you will only be asked to pay for your travel; c. £20 for off-peak return fare to London for the Ripper trip and travel for IWM and Bletchley Park will vary depending on where you book them from.

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £12,500

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

We’re committed to offering the opportunity to study in the UK to the best and brightest students from around the world.

Sir John Lowther Scholarship

The Sir John Lowther Scholarship provides financial awards of up to £1,500 to a postgraduate student within the Arts. The scholarship was established in 2000…

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…

Foundation Study Framework

Course information

The Foundation Study Framework offers a new and exciting route into studying for a degree, attracting ambitious and driven students who are willing to learn and advance.

If you have non-standard qualifications or do not quite meet the admissions requirements for History we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four year History programme which includes a Foundation Study Framework Year. The Foundation Study Framework will help you develop the theoretical/practical and academic skills you need, in order to successfully progress to the full award.

Read more


*Course data provided by Unistats

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Updated 11/05/2020

  • From medieval knights and early modern witches, highway robbers and French revolutionaries, to the trenches of the First World War. From the slums of Victorian London, the far corners of Empire, into the gilded homes of the aristocracy, and on to the rise of fascism – History BA (Hons) at the University of Northampton will take you on a journey through time and help you prepare for your future.

    Study history with internationally recognized experts who take teaching as seriously as they take their research. We offer a supportive environment for learning where you can develop your love of history and learn vital life skills for your future career.

    We will support you to achieve your career and study ambitions, which is why if you complete our Employability Plus Gold programme or Changemaker Gold certificate alongside your studies and if you haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating* we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you, or support you into postgraduate study.

    *with a 2:2 degree classification or higher

    Course

    Highlights

    • Study British, European and Global History from the Medieval to the Modern period
    • Work with staff dedicated to providing excellent research-led teaching
    • Take the opportunity to develop your skills in a heritage-focused work project
    • Access the unique Searchlight archives of anti-fascist resistance material
    • Guaranteed paid internship with the Northampton Employment Promise.

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.*

  • This course offers innovative, research-driven topics on British, European, and Global history from the 13th century to the 21st century. You can study a range of themes, such as gender and emotions, social and cultural history, political and military, and the history of crime, medicine and the body. Throughout you will work with academics who regularly publish as experts in their fields.

    The team of lecturers is big enough to offer a variety of modules, but small enough to provide you with a close-knit learning environment. You will know your tutors personally and see them regularly and there will always be someone to help you with your academic study, and to provide pastoral support hand–in-hand with Northampton’s excellent student support services.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Work Experience

    Placements are available during the second year at various archives and heritage organisations to consolidate your learning and put it into a real-world context. You can find out further information by emailing Dr Drew Gray drew.gray@northampton.ac.uk

    • *We promise to secure paid experience for you, if you need it.

      We work with employers to understand what they’re looking for and we’re confident that if you follow one of our structured awards, as well as committing to your studies you’ll be in a competitive position when it comes to applying for graduate jobs.

      We’re so confident, that we promise to secure a paid 3-6 month internship for you, if you need it. Find out more about the Northampton Employment Promise, including how it works and who is eligible.

    • Discover your Course

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Jessica Lambert

      Here is what Jessica says about her time here:

      “After visiting on an open day, I fell in love with the University in all aspects: the lecturers, the location, the campus, and course content, I truly could not have found a better place to study.

      “Studying at the University of Northampton has had a great influence on my personal development in terms of building my confidence and allowing me to explore the areas of history I am most passionate about.”

    • Career Opportunities

      History graduates from the University of Northampton go on to work in all parts of the economy from teaching to business, to law, the civil service, research and libraries, the heritage and tourist industries, TV, film and publishing. Studying history provides you will the transferable skills of analytical thinking, research, and presentation that will make you in demand in the 21st-century workplace.

    • Gemma Louise Grieg

      “While other universities have just modern history modules, Northampton offered a choice of modules not solely related to England.

      “My studies have taught me organisational, analytical, speaking and written skills that will help me in my future jobs and I’ve also learnt how to prioritise and manage my work efficiently. The lecturers are knowledgeable and friendly and the modules are intellectually stimulating. It has been one of the best experiences of my life.”

  • Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be around BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC.

    Candidates are normally expected to have achieved a grade C or higher in History at A-Level, or to have studied History modules as part of their Access course with 12 credits at Level 3.  However, candidates with other qualifications and from other backgrounds will be given consideration on a case-by-case basis.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    Foundation Study Framework Entry Requirements

    Admission to this foundation programme is normally DEE at A Level or MPP at BTEC. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience instead, a range of other qualifications or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the programme you wish to study.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
      for study at undergraduate level

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk

    Online enquiry form

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Applying for 2020
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Themes and Perspectives in History (20 Credits)
      Module code: HIS1021
      Core Module Y
    • Early Modern Europe 1500-1800 (20 Credits)
      Module code: HIS1003
      Core Module N
    • Blood and Iron: Europe, 1815-1914 (20 Credits)
      Module code: HIS1015
      Core Module N
    • The Holocaust: Sources and Contexts (20 Credits)
      Module code: HIS1008
      Core Module N
    • The Medieval World 1200-1500 (20 Credits)
      Module code: HIS1024
      Core Module N
    • Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: France from 1789 (20 Credits)
      Module code: HIS1020
      Core Module N
    • Health and Healers: Introduction to the History of Medicine (20 Credits)
      Module code: HIS1023
      Core Module N

    Module information is quoted for 19/20 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

    Facilities &

    Special Features

    In your first and second years of study you will spend 12 hours per week engaged in guided learning (lectures, seminars, workshops, field trips, online forums), supplemented by 24 hours of independent study. At third year level, you will have six to eight hours of guided learning per week, plus individual tutorials, to give you time to work on your research dissertation.

    • Further your Study

      Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

      History MA

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • 2020/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,450 per 20 credit module

    Additional Costs

    During the programme you will have the opportunity to join study trips. Previously, these have included a Jack the Ripper tour along with visits to the Imperial War Museum and Bletchley Park.  These trips are optional and typically you will only be asked to pay for your travel; c. £20 for off-peak return fare to London for the Ripper trip and travel for IWM and Bletchley Park will vary depending on where you book them from.

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module

    2020/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,900

    Additional Costs

    During the programme you will have the opportunity to join study trips. Previously, these have included a Jack the Ripper tour along with visits to the Imperial War Museum and Bletchley Park.  These trips are optional and typically you will only be asked to pay for your travel; c. £20 for off-peak return fare to London for the Ripper trip and travel for IWM and Bletchley Park will vary depending on where you book them from.

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,500

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    We’re committed to offering the opportunity to study in the UK to the best and brightest students from around the world.

    Sir John Lowther Scholarship

    The Sir John Lowther Scholarship provides financial awards of up to £1,500 to a postgraduate student within the Arts. The scholarship was established in 2000…

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…

  • Course information

    The Foundation Study Framework offers a new and exciting route into studying for a degree, attracting ambitious and driven students who are willing to learn and advance.

    If you have non-standard qualifications or do not quite meet the admissions requirements for History we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four year History programme which includes a Foundation Study Framework Year. The Foundation Study Framework will help you develop the theoretical/practical and academic skills you need, in order to successfully progress to the full award.

    Read more

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour