History (Joint Honours) BA/BSc (Hons)

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

Overview Updated 21/11/2018

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.

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

  • Links with local and national historical organisations.
  • Work experience at various archives and gigahertz organisations available.
  • Guaranteed paid internship.*

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Assessments

We aim to bring out the best in all our undergraduates and we recognise that employers are increasingly demanding that graduates are well equipped with a range of transferable skills. You will be tested in all sorts of ways from traditional essays and exams, through individual presentations and group projects, to poster presentations, audio and visual podcasts, and role play. Throughout all of these we will offer you the best support available to allow you to get the most from your independent and team based learning.

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. Take a look at the blogs written by staff and students in the History Division.

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.

Studying History as a joint honours degree, combined with another subject, gives you the opportunity to pull together your varied interests and apply what you learn across both subject areas.

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.

Careers

Career Opportunities

Our History graduates enter a wide range of different professions including primary, secondary and higher education, the museum and heritage sectors, law, business and finance, politics, media, television and the arts.

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

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

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.

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.

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.

Course Content

  • Kings and Confessions in Europe 1500-1700 (20 Credits)
    Module code: HIS1003
    Core Module Y
  • The Holocaust: Sources and Contexts (20 Credits)
    Module code: HIS1008
    Core Module Y
  • Liberty, Equality and Fraternity: France from 1789 (20 Credits)
    Module code: HIS1020
    Core Module Y
  • Themes and Perpspectives in History (20 Credits)
    Module code: HIS1021
    Core Module Y
  • Blood and Iron: Eurpoe, 1815-1914 (20 Credits)
    Module code: HIS1015
    Core Module N
  • Persecution, Toleration and Rebellion: Struggles for Liberty and Freedom in Historical Context (20 Credits)
    Module code: HIS1018
    Core Module N
  • Introduction to Heritage (20 Credits)
    Module code: HIS1019
    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.

Facilities &

Special Features

  • ‘Searchlight Magazine’ – One of the largest anti-fascist archives available
  • Links with local and national historical organisations

Postgraduate Oppportunities

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

Primary Education 5-11 (QTS) PGCE

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

19/20 Tuition Fees

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

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

18/19 Tuition Fees

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

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module

19/20 Tuition Fees

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

Full Time: £12,500

18/19 Tuition Fees

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

Full Time: £12,000

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…

Joint Honours Study

We offer so many courses, it can be hard to choose just one. With a Joint Honours degree, you can study two courses, whether they are closely related or completely different. Depending on how much time you want to spend on each subject, your degree may emphasise one subject more than the other, which is a major and minor programme. Alternatively, you can study your subjects equally, resulting in a joint degree.

Please visit our Joint Honours page for more information on Joint Honours courses and available Joint Honours combinations.


*Course data provided by Unistats

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Updated 21/11/2018

  • 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.

    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

    • Links with local and national historical organisations.
    • Work experience at various archives and gigahertz organisations available.
    • Guaranteed paid internship.*

    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. Take a look at the blogs written by staff and students in the History Division.

    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.

    Studying History as a joint honours degree, combined with another subject, gives you the opportunity to pull together your varied interests and apply what you learn across both subject areas.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Assessments

    We aim to bring out the best in all our undergraduates and we recognise that employers are increasingly demanding that graduates are well equipped with a range of transferable skills. You will be tested in all sorts of ways from traditional essays and exams, through individual presentations and group projects, to poster presentations, audio and visual podcasts, and role play. Throughout all of these we will offer you the best support available to allow you to get the most from your independent and team based learning.

    • *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.

    • Career Opportunities

      Our History graduates enter a wide range of different professions including primary, secondary and higher education, the museum and heritage sectors, law, business and finance, politics, media, television and the arts.

  • 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.

    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.

    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
    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

    • Kings and Confessions in Europe 1500-1700 (20 Credits)
      Module code: HIS1003
      Core Module Y
    • The Holocaust: Sources and Contexts (20 Credits)
      Module code: HIS1008
      Core Module Y
    • Liberty, Equality and Fraternity: France from 1789 (20 Credits)
      Module code: HIS1020
      Core Module Y
    • Themes and Perpspectives in History (20 Credits)
      Module code: HIS1021
      Core Module Y
    • Blood and Iron: Eurpoe, 1815-1914 (20 Credits)
      Module code: HIS1015
      Core Module N
    • Persecution, Toleration and Rebellion: Struggles for Liberty and Freedom in Historical Context (20 Credits)
      Module code: HIS1018
      Core Module N
    • Introduction to Heritage (20 Credits)
      Module code: HIS1019
      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

      Primary Education 5-11 (QTS) PGCE

    • 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.

  • 19/20 Tuition Fees

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

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

    18/19 Tuition Fees

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

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module

    19/20 Tuition Fees

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

    Full Time: £12,500

    18/19 Tuition Fees

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

    Full Time: £12,000

    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…

  • We offer so many courses, it can be hard to choose just one. With a Joint Honours degree, you can study two courses, whether they are closely related or completely different. Depending on how much time you want to spend on each subject, your degree may emphasise one subject more than the other, which is a major and minor programme. Alternatively, you can study your subjects equally, resulting in a joint degree.

    Please visit our Joint Honours page for more information on Joint Honours courses and available Joint Honours combinations.

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour