History at Canterbury Christ Church University - UCAS

Course options

Course summary

Canterbury is a remarkable place not just to study History, but to experience it, to see its effects on the world around us. History is profoundly global, but we experience it locally. The city of Canterbury is an excellent example, it has roots in the Roman past, it features in Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, and it has played a central role in great dramas from the murder of St Thomas Beckett to the Baedeker raids during the Second World War. Our degree is rooted locally but stretches globally and will help you to follow your studies wherever they lead. In your first year you will sample a range of histories, from ancient civilisations to the Cold War. In years two and three you can specialise in a period of time, or even in a type of history writing. Our experienced academics will help you develop skills to support both your academic learning and your graduate employability. These skills include problem-solving, attention to detail, finding vital information in a mass of data or sources, critical thinking and research methods. History sits at the root of many academic disciplines and provides incomparable training in critical and contextual thinking, evidence-based argument, analysis, and social and cultural insight. Trained Historians take up a wide range of roles in academic and public life, within the heritage and cultural sectors, film and television, law, and business. Top reasons to study with us Our Canterbury Campus is in the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage Site that includes Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine’s Abbey and St Martin’s Church. 90% of our History students were in jobs or further study 15 months after finishing their course. Graduate Outcomes Survey 2022 You’ll have the opportunity to go on study visits to places such as The National Archives, The Imperial War Museum and the Cathedral Archives in Canterbury, where you can interrogate how history is encouraged to come alive for diverse audiences. Location This course is run at our Canterbury Campus in Kent. Canterbury is just 50 miles south-east of London and less than an hour by high-speed train from St Pancras. Located on a UNESCO World Heritage Site the campus offers state-of-the-art buildings, right in the centre of a vibrant and world-famous cathedral city. You’ll benefit from a campus with excellent learning and teaching resources, music venues, a superb sports centre, a well-stocked bookshop and plenty of coffee bars and places to eat. A short walk away is Augustine House our award-winning library and home to a vast range of learning resources and student support teams.


For a list of core and likely optional modules, please visit our website.

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
Institution code:
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please see our website for information

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


Student Outcomes

Operated by the Office for Students
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

The fees above are for the 2024/25 academic year but may be subject to change following any announcements by the UK Government (approved by Parliament) regarding maximum Undergraduate tuition fee caps for 2024/25. In addition, the University reserves the right to increase all full-time and part-time Undergraduate tuition fees mid-course, in line with any further inflationary increase in the Government tuition fee cap which is approved by Parliament. The University will publish information about any changes to tuition fees on its website. International Tuition Fees (including EU fees): To be confirmed Undergraduate tuition fees for International students are not subject to the Government’s regulations on maximum tuition fees. The University’s 2024/25 Overseas tuition fees for International students, and information about any mid-course increases, will be published on each course webpage. More details about International student fees and funding and any Scholarships which are available can be found on the following weblink which will be updated for 2022/23 entrants in due course: https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/study-here/fees-and-funding/international-student-fees-and-funding
History at Canterbury Christ Church University - UCAS