History with a Year Abroad at Queen Mary University of London - UCAS

Course summary

Taught by our internationally renowned academics, history at Queen Mary spans historical periods, regions and ideas. This programme is the broadest and most popular of our history degrees, giving access to the full range of modules offered by the School, which provide global perspectives on the histories of Africa, Asia, Europe and the United States. In your first year you'll learn about the history of Britain from 1801 to the present day, Global Encounters through history, and choose from modules covering global and US history, or themes such as film or the history of ideas. In each of the second and third years you’ll choose from a range of modules, in subjects as diverse as the history of medicine, the history of film, the making of New York City and gender in medieval Islam. You can also focus on a particular field, such as the history of political thought, religion, art or architecture.


Year 1 Compulsory History in Practice Unravelling Britain: British History since 1801 Global Encounters: Conquest and Culture in World History And at least one from Europe 1000-1500: The Middle Ages and their legacy Reformation to Revolution: Europe and the World 1500-1800 Choose from Building the American Nation: 1756-1900 Screening History: Representing the Past in the Contemporary Historical Film The Foundations of Modern Thought: Introduction to Intellectual History Europe in a Global Context since 1800 Controversies of Science and Technology in the Making of the Modern World Please note that all modules are subject to change. Further information about modules in Year 2 and 3 of the course can be found on our course webpage.

Assessment method

Assessment typically involves a combination of examinations and coursework, or coursework only. Coursework may include essays, diaries, case-studies and oral presentations. In your final year you’ll work on a dissertation worth 25% of your final year mark, researching a specialised area of history that particularly interests you.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

All applicants to Queen Mary must show they meet a minimum academic English language standard for admission and to be successful on the course. Please refer to the website below for details on our English Language requirements by course and acceptable alternative qualifications. You will also find important information regarding UKVI's English requirements if you are applying as an international student and will require a Student Visa to enter the UK.

Queen Mary University of London: English Language Requirements


Student Outcomes

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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

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Our most recent information regarding tuition fees can be found at http://www.qmul.ac.uk/tuitionfees/
History with a Year Abroad at Queen Mary University of London - UCAS