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Course summary

Why are some aspects of the past celebrated and others removed or destroyed? What and who shapes our understanding of the past? How does the past inform our identities, politics, and sense of belonging today? This distinctive, exciting interdisciplinary degree course provides you with a framework for understanding the role of the past in the contemporary world, as well as the part that heritage plays in shaping our collective futures. You will gain in-depth historical knowledge and understanding of a range of periods, with modules focusing on the social, political and environmental history of Europe, Africa and North America. Through modules on heritage and museums, you will engage with topics such as heritage protection, museum collecting, heritage and identity, cultural politics and decolonisation. Optional modules from other subjects give you the opportunity to build your knowledge, understanding and skills in complementary areas. Throughout the course you will be able to explore topical issues relating to nationalism, conflict, civic society, culture, and race and gender issues. The course will allow you to master a range of academic and practical skills. With a real emphasis emphasis on employability and career development, you will be well-placed to for a career supporting the inclusive, sustainable development of the heritage and museum sectors, amongst others.

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

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
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Year 2 entry – Three-year honours SQA Advanced Highers ABB GCE A-levels ABB IB Diploma 35 Essential subjects History

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6Obtain IELTS 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill or equivalent.

If you don’t meet the entry requirements there are English language courses which can help you prepare for your degree:

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Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

Fee rates have still to be confirmed for the 2023/4 Academic Session. To view the fee rates for last session, please review on our website:
History and Heritage at University of Stirling - UCAS