King's College London, University of London

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: King’s College London

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Course summary

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The History BA at King's covers an extraordinary breadth of periods and places- from Romans and Barbarians to modern China. You will explore topics you've covered at school as well as many that you haven't, such as the history of Contemporary Africa or sexuality and gender in Modern Britain. Our range of modules ensures that you can choose a programme of study to match your interests whilst studying in the heart of London. Key benefits

  • One of the best history departments in the world, currently ranked in the top 5 in Europe by The QS World University Rankings by Subject (2020).
  • A wider range of periods and places than most history degrees, from medieval Europe to the modern world.
  • King's graduates enjoy one of the best employment rates and starting salaries in the UK. Ranked 4th in the UK for graduate employability (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018). Graduates get top jobs in a wide range of sectors, including law, business, government, heritage, finance and teaching.
  • You'll have the option to study abroad at one of our partner institutions for the second semester of the second year. Current options include University of Sydney, Hong Kong University, University of Auckland, Peking University and the University of Oslo.
  • Most teaching takes place in small seminar groups providing the opportunity for you to hone their discussion and presentation skills.
  • Studying in a central London location, you will have easy access to world-class museums, collections and libraries.
See our online prospectus for further details on this programme: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/history-ba

Course details


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeV100
Institution code K60
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAA Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels. Must include History.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Please see our online prospectus for further details on our BTEC entry requirements.
Access to HE Diploma D: 36 credits M: 9 credits P: 0 credits Access to Humanities Diploma (or similar subject), including substantial study of History.
Scottish Higher AAB Must be combined with two Scottish Advanced Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject.
Scottish Advanced Higher AA Must be combined with three Scottish Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject. Must include History.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 35 points including 6,6,6 at Higher Level with HL6 in History. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H1, H1, H2, H2, H2, H2 Must include History.
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Not accepted
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, D3 Please note that Global Perspectives is not accepted by King’s as one of your Pre-U Principal subjects. Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) will be considered. Must include History.

Required subjects: History Preferred subjects: None


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each skill
PTE Academic69 overall with a minimum of 62 in each skill
TOEFL (iBT)100 overall with a minimum of 25 in writing and 23 in each of the other skills
Cambridge English Advanced185 overall with a minimum of 176 in each skill
Cambridge English Proficiency185 overall with a minimum of 176 in each skill
Trinity ISELevel III (ISEIII) with merit in each skill
Institution's Own TestPass the King's Pre-Sessional English Language Programme with Band 7

We also accept the English Language component of a number of International and European qualifications as meeting our English Language requirements. These can include GCSE English, the International Baccalaureate, the Abitur or the French Baccalaureat. For more details, please see our website. Please note that the course requirements are under Band B.

Band B

https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/english-language.aspx


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For International and EU fees and information, please see the course details on our online prospectus: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/index The fees stated are for entry in the forthcoming September. If you are applying for deferred entry, to commence the following September, fees may be subject to change. All International applicants (including EU fee-paying applicants) to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.
History at King's College London, University of London - UCAS