University of Gloucestershire

Degree level: Undergraduate

History

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Course summary

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Why History? Our course explores some of the fundamental issues, events, and ideas that have shaped the modern world, from the Enlightenment and the discovery of the New World, religious upheaval, the rise of European empires, slavery, the birth of nation states, to the onset of global conflict in the 20th century, totalitarian movements, decolonisation, and movements for social justice. Our degree is particularly focused on how the past can be understood through lenses of race, class, and gender, and how historical interpretations are expressed through contemporary popular culture and memory. Our teaching is uniquely focused on a seminar-style approach, meaning you will spend more time working closely with subject experts in American, Soviet, British and European history. You’ll be in small interactive classes that involve activities such as discussions, debates, and hands-on workshops, allowing you to make the most of class time while developing key critical skills and confidence. You will also ‘do’ history and develop key skills that will prepare you for life after graduation. You will get to conduct original research for the Cotswold Centre for History and Heritage, and produce exhibitions for the Gloucester History Festival, working on your investigation, teamwork, and communication skills. You can also choose to study abroad and go on international field trips to places such as Washington DC. Experiences such as these will help you for a range of fascinating careers. Why University of Gloucestershire? We’ve been using our expertise to support and inspire students since 1847. Join us and you will benefit from professional-standard facilities in the beautiful, historic surroundings of Cheltenham and Gloucester. With the University of Gloucestershire offering a wide variety of courses, you will have the best of both worlds - a large learning community with more than 80 societies and sports clubs to enjoy while also benefiting from lecturers who know and value you as an individual. Through our innovative Your Future Plan scheme, you will be challenged and supported to become the graduate that you want to be, ready to succeed in your chosen field. Your personal tutor will help you build your network of connections and take advantage of a range of opportunities including field trips and placements, offering invaluable experience outside of the lecture theatre. Our students never tire of finding inspiration here in the beautiful county of Gloucestershire, home to over 45 festivals every year, including 2000trees, Wychwood and the world-famous Cheltenham Literature festival. Many students gain valuable skills and experience working at these events alongside their studies. Come and experience the University of Gloucestershire for yourself by booking an open day online at www.glos.ac.uk/BookAnOpenDay. After the course Your story with us doesn’t end at graduation. We are proud of our record that 95% of University of Gloucestershire graduates are in work or further study six months after completing their course*, and throughout your studies we are committed to working with you to develop your future plan. *Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), 2016/17. Experience an open day Take the next step and book yourself a place at a University of Gloucestershire open day at www.glos.ac.uk/BookAnOpenDay. This is your chance to see the university for yourself, get a real insight into what we're about and meet your potential course tutors and lecturers. Our student ambassadors will also be on hand to show you round your campus. Take the opportunity to get up-to-the minute advice and guidance from the people who have been here and experienced University of Gloucestershire life already. To find out more information about this course, visit www.glos.ac.uk/OurCourses, email us on [email protected] or call 03330 14 14 14.

Course details

Modules

This degree focuses on the political, social, economic and cultural history of the modern world, from the European discovery of the Americas in 1492, onwards. In your first year you will sample a range of historical strands, specialising in two or more in your second year. Teaching is primarily through interactive seminars and small classes. Discussion and debate are used to develop your critical skills and confidence.


How to apply

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 G50
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome international students from around the world. Studying in the UK can be a great experience allowing you to meet new people, try new things and experience a new country. Come and join us: http://www.glos.ac.uk/study/international/Pages/international-students.aspx


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 96 points Use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.
A level CCC CCC at A levels or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM MMM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.
Access to HE Diploma Pass your Access course with 60 credits overall including 45 credits at level 3.

Grade 4/C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don't meet your tariff points total we will still consider your application. Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants.


English language requirements

International students will need to produce evidence of an acceptable score on an approved English language test such as IELTS. We run pre-sessional English language courses and university preparation courses, in partnership with INTO, to help you prepare for undergraduate or postgraduate study. Please see our webpage - http://www.glos.ac.uk/study/international/Pages/into-centre.aspx

English Language requirements

http://www.glos.ac.uk/docs/download/International/english-Language-entry-requirements.pdf


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
International £14680 Year 1

Additional fee information

Additional costs and fee information can be found at: http://www.glos.ac.uk/life/finance/costs/pages/fees-and-additional-costs.aspx
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