Bath Spa University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Challenge yourself. Push boundaries. Our hands-on History degree looks to the past to answer the burning questions of today.
- Study History in a World Heritage City that’s surrounded by fascinating sites – both ancient and modern.
- Develop compelling communication skills and the ability to diversify across a number of cultural and social sectors.
- Work with a small, dedicated team of tutors who are experts in a rich variety of historical topics.
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.
We’ll assess your progress in a variety of ways including essays, research papers, group presentations, projects, portfolios, and reports. There are timed assessments and some modules will have end-of-year examinations. Our assessment methods allow you to develop and demonstrate different skills. Many of these will help you in the workplace, for example: planning ahead, working to deadlines, and managing priorities.
How to apply
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
|A level||BCC - CCC||A Level - Grades BCC-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||27 points||A minimum score of 27 points required.|
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||IELTS 6.0 - for visa nationals, with a minimum score of IELTS 5.5 in each element.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|