History BA (Hons)

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Duration
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Start Date
Duration
3 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 17/10/2018

Our History degree mixes academic study with field trips and opportunities to go on placements with local museums, heritage organisations and other relevant employers. You will be studying in an environment that is supportive, responsive, and above all friendly.

 

Course

Highlights

  • Flexible and immersive schedule.
  • Supportive and experienced academic staff.
  • Home to the Searchlight Archives - one of the largest anti-facist archives available.

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 World history, covering all periods from the 15th Century through to the 21st Century. All of our tutors are practising historians who are enthusiastic about their work and publish regularly as experts in their fields.

The team of tutors is big enough to offer a variety of courses, but small enough to give you a close-knit learning environment. You will know your tutors personally and see them regularly and there will always be someone on hand to help or offer academic support. In addition to your personal tutorials, there are also informal support structures in place from your module and course tutors.

Read more…

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

Our History graduates enter a wide range of different professions including teaching in Primary and Secondary education, the museum and heritage sectors, law, business and finance, politics, media, television and the arts.

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
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
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

English Language Requirements

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

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
    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. For those applying with A Levels, we will require at least a C in A2 History. To study History, you need an open mind towards the past and a willingness to read widely and to cope with different interpretations.

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

  • The Holocaust: Sources and Contexts (20 Credits)
    Module code: HIS1008
    Core Module N
  • Persecution, Toleration and Rebellion: Struggles for Liberty and Freedom in Historical Context (20 Credits)
    Module code: HIS1018
    Core Module N
  • Blood and Iron: Europe, 1815-1914 (20 Credits)
    Module code: HIS1015
    Core Module N
  • Kings and Confessions in Europe 1500-1700 (20 Credits)
    Module code: HIS1003
    Core Module Y
  • Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: France from 1789 (20 Credits)
    Module code: HIS1020
    Core Module N
  • Themes and Perspectives in History (20 Credits)
    Module code: HIS10
    Core Module Y
  • Introduction to Heritage (20 Credits)
    Module code: HIS1019
    Core Module N
  • Divided Nation to Superpower (20 Credits)
    Module code: HIS1013
    Core Module N

Module information is quoted for 17/18 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

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £6,625
Part Time: £735 per 20 credit module

Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,000

For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

Sir John Lowther Scholarship

The Sir John Lowther Scholarship provides financial awards of up to £1,500 to postgraduate students studying within the Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology. The…

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 £1,500.  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…


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  • Full range of integrated learning environments
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Updated 17/10/2018

  • Our History degree mixes academic study with field trips and opportunities to go on placements with local museums, heritage organisations and other relevant employers. You will be studying in an environment that is supportive, responsive, and above all friendly.

     

    Course

    Highlights

    • Flexible and immersive schedule.
    • Supportive and experienced academic staff.
    • Home to the Searchlight Archives - one of the largest anti-facist archives available.

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • This course offers innovative, research-driven topics on British, European and World history, covering all periods from the 15th Century through to the 21st Century. All of our tutors are practising historians who are enthusiastic about their work and publish regularly as experts in their fields.

    The team of tutors is big enough to offer a variety of courses, but small enough to give you a close-knit learning environment. You will know your tutors personally and see them regularly and there will always be someone on hand to help or offer academic support. In addition to your personal tutorials, there are also informal support structures in place from your module and course tutors.

    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

    • 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

      Our History graduates enter a wide range of different professions including teaching in Primary and Secondary education, the museum and heritage sectors, law, business and finance, politics, media, television and the arts.

    • 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. For those applying with A Levels, we will require at least a C in A2 History. To study History, you need an open mind towards the past and a willingness to read widely and to cope with different interpretations.

    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.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    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

    • The Holocaust: Sources and Contexts (20 Credits)
      Module code: HIS1008
      Core Module N
    • Persecution, Toleration and Rebellion: Struggles for Liberty and Freedom in Historical Context (20 Credits)
      Module code: HIS1018
      Core Module N
    • Blood and Iron: Europe, 1815-1914 (20 Credits)
      Module code: HIS1015
      Core Module N
    • Kings and Confessions in Europe 1500-1700 (20 Credits)
      Module code: HIS1003
      Core Module Y
    • Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: France from 1789 (20 Credits)
      Module code: HIS1020
      Core Module N
    • Themes and Perspectives in History (20 Credits)
      Module code: HIS10
      Core Module Y
    • Introduction to Heritage (20 Credits)
      Module code: HIS1019
      Core Module N
    • Divided Nation to Superpower (20 Credits)
      Module code: HIS1013
      Core Module N

    Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

    • 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.

  • Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £6,625
    Part Time: £735 per 20 credit module

    Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,000

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    Sir John Lowther Scholarship

    The Sir John Lowther Scholarship provides financial awards of up to £1,500 to postgraduate students studying within the Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology. The…

    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 £1,500.  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 data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour