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Course summary

This course is offered as a degree with foundation year - a four-year programme which provides an additional foundation year at the beginning of the degree, that will give you academic and practical experience, as well as the skills you need to ensure you are equipped to successfully complete your chosen degree. Why this course? • The 2022 Guardian University Guide ranks Roehampton 9th in the UK for history, ahead of Warwick, Bristol and Manchester universities. • Learn traditional research skills alongside a range of digital literacies and the latest methods for uncovering the past. • Taught by an exceptionally supportive team of lecturers - the 2022 National Student Survey puts Roehampton's BA History in the top three in the UK for student support. About this course Taught by our team of world-class historians, you will cover a vast range of periods, from the Viking conquests, through Tudor England to the collapse of Communism, and the events that laid the path to Brexit. Geographically, the curriculum is equally expansive, taking in the Americas, the British World, Europe, Africa and Asia. Interested in Islam and Women? The Vikings? Or early modern magic? This degree lets you focus on the areas of history that inspire you most. You'll get real-world experience, and work placement and internship opportunities, and build the skills needed to open the door to many rewarding careers. Working alongside world-class scholars, you will also develop your own identity as a historian and your own research interests. If you're looking to understand the issues the world faces today by learning from the past, and are ready to develop the skills that employers seek, this degree is for you. Skills In our BA History programme, our foremost commitment is to equip you with a well-rounded professional skillset that ensures your success upon graduation. This multifaceted approach encompasses several essential elements. Our degree programme challenges students to think globally and comparatively, fostering engagement with a diverse range of historical facets, spanning cultural, social, economic, political, and intellectual realms. You'll not only learn the intricacies of historical analysis but also gain practical experience by participating in public history and digital humanities projects. Within our Applied Humanities module, you'll receive comprehensive employability skill training, which includes career development guidance, interview preparation, and workplace skills. Moreover, you'll have the opportunity to discuss potential work placements, further enhancing your practical experience. History graduates emerge with invaluable skills that are highly sought after by employers, including confidence, adaptability, and a strong capacity to collaborate with individuals from diverse backgrounds, making them exceptionally appealing candidates in today's competitive job market. Career opportunities Graduates of BA History will be equipped to succeed in a wide range of careers, including publishing, broadcasting, law, the charity sector, accountancy and teaching. History graduates have vital skills that make them attractive to employers, including confidence, adaptability and the capacity to work with people from all walks of life. It's no wonder that history graduates become prime ministers, top lawyers, documentary film makers, museum curators, cultural heritage managers, teachers, economists, and business leaders. Our careers team is available to support you from the start of your studies until after you graduate. They will help you build your CV, prepare for interview, and meet and learn from successful graduates working at the top of their careers. You’ll have lots of opportunity to work with our partners across London and beyond, and also to attend a Roehampton jobs fair where you can find out about graduate opportunities and meet employers.


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Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with a minimum of 5.5 in each band
TOEFL (iBT)80with the following minimum scores: Reading: 18 Writing: 17 Listening: 17 Speaking: 20
PTE Academic59with no less than 59 in any band
Cambridge English AdvancedCgrade C in tests prior to 2015 with no less than 'weak' in any band

We may accept other high school English qualifications if you are applying for an undergraduate degree. Please contact us at [email protected] to clarify.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £15000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £15000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note the fee amounts listed are from 2023. In some cases fees will increase for the following year.
History with Foundation Year at University of Roehampton - UCAS