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Our History BA (Hons) degree has been designed in light of a unique consultation process involving current, recent and prospective students and is taught by a team of historians who have won awards and grants for their teaching excellence. Our History BA (Hons) course spans the period from 1600 to the present, focusing mostly on the modern era. Its subject matter includes Britain and mainland Europe, but extends further afield to North America, the British Empire, Soviet Russia, South Asia and China. It begins with broad survey courses, proceeds with the history of individual countries or themes and culminates in specialist case studies. The degree includes a unique fieldtrip in the first year which in recent years has been to Berlin, the cost of which is included in your normal tuition fees. You can also choose to study a foreign language as part of our History BA (Hons) course.
Year 1: This year provides you with a strong grounding in historical topics and approaches. Course modules include surveys of modern European, Atlantic and world history, as well as training in skills and methods. Accompanying every lecture module are small-group seminars in which you can discuss your ideas and present findings. Assessment is carried out using standard essays and exams, as well as video presentations, group projects, seminar diaries and short papers. The overseas fieldtrip to Berlin will provide the opportunity to study the interaction between the past and the present on location. Examples of core modules are listed below. In Year 1, you will also be able to choose from a range of optional modules in either Economics, English, Languages, Geography, International Relations, Business, Politics or Social Sciences. Year 2: Year 2 enables you to choose areas of modern history in which to specialise. You can acquire detailed knowledge and understanding of Britain, France, Germany, China, South Asia, Russia, Cold War Europe and North America. Each of these modules develops your skills in primary source analysis and scholarly research. During this year you will be coached for your final year of study by taking a dissertation preparation module. In this year, you will have the opportunity to study modules from a range of subjects including Business, Economics, English, Languages, History, Geography and Social Sciences. There will also be an alternative option to study abroad for the second semester - if you choose this route (instead of the standard route) you will undertake assessed work and complete a Distance Learning Research Design module, plus select from a range of optional modules. Optional placement/study year: Professional placement and/or overseas study. Final year: The Final year is all about in-depth research. All students write a 12,000-word dissertation on a topic of their choosing. You will also choose options that are based on the current research projects of the history staff. These include the Beatles and sixties Britain, the rise of Nazism, Jim Crow America, the British Empire, and the visual culture of the Soviet Union. In the final year, you will have the opportunity to study modules from a range of subjects including Business, Economics, English, Languages, History, Geography and Social Sciences. A full list of indicative modules is available on the course page of our website.
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How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||ABB||ABB (General Studies accepted)|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM||Preferred subjects: Art and Design, Business, Media, Health and Social Care|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits overall including 45 at Level 3. Please obtain: 23 Level 3 Credits at Distinction, rest at Merit.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||AB||AB, plus Highers at majority A/B grades|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||34 points||34 (6,5,5 HL)|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Applicants taking the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma will be asked to achieve the A level requirements for their course as part of their qualification. The Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted alongside two A levels as long as individual course entry and subject requirements are met. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/|
|Extended Project||We recognise the benefit of the Extended Project in developing independent research and critical thinking skills. We would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, and while we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||We accept a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website – please view the individual course typical offers on our website and choose Ireland in the Country/region drop down field for more information.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects or a combination of the Pre-U and A levels, provided a minimum of three subjects overall are taken. We recognise the benefit of the Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) course in developing independent study and research skills. While we would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions. However, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results.|
Loughborough accepts a wide range of qualifications for entry as outlined on our website www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/entrance-requirements/. This information details the general requirements and should be read in conjunction with the information given for each course. We accept a wide range of international qualifications such as the European Baccalaureate, French Baccalaureate, German Abitur, Hong Kong DSE, and Indian Standard XII among many others worldwide, on top of well-established International Foundation Programmes. Please view the individual course typical offers on our website and choose your country in the Country/region drop down field for more information. Loughborough uses contextual data in the admissions process to provide insights into the context in which your academic qualifications have been achieved. This may influence the typical offers outlined in the information given for each course. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/contextual-data/
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
English language requirements
All applicants are required to demonstrate that they have an appropriate level of English language. For full details of the acceptable English language requirements see our website
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|