University of Sheffield

Degree level: Undergraduate

History and Philosophy

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Course summary

History and Philosophy are highly complementary subjects: studying them in conjunction allows you to develop a deeper understanding of human behavior across time and place. In History, you’ll cover past societies from the late Roman through to the modern period, addressing political, social and cultural themes. Through your Philosophy modules, you’ll explore key philosophical areas - ethics, philosophy of mind, theory of knowledge, political philosophy, metaphysics and logic - as well as examining real-world issues such as global justice, climate change and feminism through a philosophical lens. Across both disciplines, you’ll learn to exercise independent judgement, to be critical of accepted opinion and to present your arguments effectively. You will be learning from academics who are experts in their field, in departments that are innovators in terms of their research and public engagement. This civic ethos extends to the work our students do too. As a History and Philosophy student, you will have the chance to undertake a work placement with a heritage or culture organisation, or work in the community through projects like Philosophy in the City, which introduces school children to philosophical ideas they can apply to everyday life. Our graduates are articulate, creative communicators who know how to structure an argument, and how to analyse one. We have alumni working all over the world in a diverse range of careers, including teaching, law, archiving, broadcasting, social work, journalism, the civil service, charities, museums and businesses.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
VV15
Institution code:
S18
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

To find out if you're eligible for additional consideration or an alternative offer, visit: www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/apply/access-sheffield

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/history/undergraduate/courses


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
85%
Student satisfaction
60%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
International £20000 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

The annual fee for your course includes a number of items in addition to your tuition. If an item or activity is classed as a compulsory element for your course, it will normally be included in your tuition fee. There are also other costs which you may need to consider. For further information, please see https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-funding/fees-costs

Sponsorship information

The University of Sheffield Bursary is available to home students who have a household income of £40,000 or less. You may also be eligible for an additional £250 per year depending on your postcode and grades. We use the details you submit to Student Finance and UCAS to assess your eligibility for a bursary. You don’t need to apply; if you’re eligible you’ll receive an award for each year of your course. If you're a care leaver, care for an ill or disabled family member or are estranged from your parents or guardian you may be eligible for an enhanced bursary of £4,500 per year. The University also offers a number of scholarships to help you fund your studies and enhance your learning experience. Use our Student Funding Calculator to check what funding your could be eligible for - www.sheffield.ac.uk/funding/calculator. Further information - www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-funding

History and Philosophy at University of Sheffield - UCAS