Bath Spa University

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

TEF Silver

Bath Spa University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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History at Bath Spa University offers a challenging and dynamic approach to the study of history and its impact on the contemporary world. You’ll have the opportunity to study a wide range of sources, periods and themes with the support of committed, expert and friendly staff. Our teaching offers local, national and international perspectives, broad surveys, and in-depth study.

  • An exciting and challenging discipline.
  • Study as a single honours degree or as a component of combined award.
  • Be provided with the essential foundation for exploring fundamental questions about beliefs, values and identity; and about how history is used in the present.
  • A rich variety of historical topics and approaches.
  • Combine the study of the past with an understanding of its application in the present.

Course details


Year One will provide the foundations for you to develop historical skills and expertise. At the heart of this is a core module, which can be accompanied by a range of optional modules, including the social history of 16th, 17th and 18th century Britain and Ireland to European politics and people in the 19th and 20th centuries. In Year Two you’ll specialise a little more, building on and extending your knowledge. You’ll also develop confidence to deal with new subjects and approaches. Underpinning this, you’ll explore the history and philosophy of our subject: how ideas have about the past and its study have changed over time, and been influenced by wider changes in society. In Year Three there are opportunities to work more independently. You’ll be encouraged to identify and develop your own historical questions, conduct research and prepare an extended piece of writing. You’ll also study new topics that are offered through optional modules, such as social and cultural history; public history and more. For more information please refer to our website.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2020.

If you already have a 2020 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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 B20
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level CCC A Level - Grades CCC accepted with Grade C in History or related subject preferred
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM Extended Diploma grades Merit, Merit, Merit (MMM) preferred in a related subject.
Access to HE Diploma M: 30 credits Typical offers for applicants with Access to HE will be the Access to HE Diploma or Access to HE Certificate (60 credits, 45 of which must be Level 3, including 30 at merit or higher).
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points A minimum score of 26 points required.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS 6.0 - for visa nationals, with a minimum score of IELTS 5.5 in each element.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
History at Bath Spa University - UCAS