Bournemouth University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
From the polite conversation of the eighteenth-century coffee-house to the agitation of twentieth-century acid-house, this course gives you the opportunity to explore modern British history, with a media twist. Rooted in social, cultural and political history, there is also a strong focus on Europe as well as wider global contexts. The course sits within our Faculty of Media & Communication which means that, as well as studying history in the traditional sense, you will be using newspapers, on-line sites, sound recordings, television and film as a way of exploring a broad range of topics. As a student on this course, you'll:
- Have the opportunity to engage with public history by working with a range of outside agencies including museums, archives and heritage organisations
- For your final year project, you'll work in small teams on a proposal for a public history event, including working with organisations such as Wimborne Minster, Dorset History Centre, Christchurch Cathedral and Bournemouth Civic Society
- In addition to traditional essays and exams, you'll be assessed through exhibitions, posters, websites, podcasts, blogs and even a mock peace conference
- 96% of final year students said they received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to the course (National Student Survey 2019).
- Make invaluable employment connections and add valuable experience to your CV in either a four week or 30-week placement. Work with organisations such as Dorset History Centre, Huntley Film Archives and ABA Antiques.
Concepts & Methods | Sources & Archives | Media, Communications & Society in Britain | History of Political Thought | History in the Public World | European Histories 1800-2000 | The Home Front: From the Napoleonic Wars to Afghanistan | Interpreting History | Community Histories | Dissertation | Graduate Project
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 4
|UCAS Tariff||104 - 120 points||104 - 120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||112 tariff points|
|Access to HE Diploma||102 - 118 tariff points with any combination of Distinction, Merit, Pass grades|
|Scottish Higher||104 - 120 tariff points from Scottish Highers|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D*D||104 tariff points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff|
|Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)||We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.|
|Pearson BTEC 90-Credit Diploma (QCF)||We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff|
|Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF)||We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||104 - 120 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of two Scottish Advanced Highers.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||28 - 31 points||28 - 31 points|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.|
|Extended Project||Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by 2 A-levels or equivalent|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE English Language or English Literature and Mathematics grade 4 (or grade C in the old grading system). We also accept iGCSEs, Key Skills and Functional Skills and other qualifications at Level 2 of the National Qualifications Framework.|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma||DMM||112 tariff points|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma||D*D||104 tariff points|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma||Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-level or equivalent|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma||Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-level or equivalent|
AccessBU: AccessBU provides you with the opportunity to tell us about your circumstances that are not always evident in your UCAS application. This widening access initiative also considers relevant criteria such as being in care or if you live in an area with a low participation rate in Higher Education - if you are eligible, your offer could be up to 16 UCAS tariff points below the published tariff. Apprenticeships: We recognise the transferable knowledge and skills gained through apprenticeships and welcome applications from students with a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship recognised by the Institute for Apprenticeships. Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Deferred entry: We are happy to consider eligible applicants for deferred entry. If you have already submitted your application, you can request a deferral by contacting our Admissions Team. Direct entry: We welcome applications from students who have previously studied at degree level at other institutions and wish to transfer onto a BU course. Our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) procedure enables credit awarded from one institution to contribute to a BU award, subject to an application process. Please contact our Future Students Enquiry Team for more information. Mature applicants: We recognise that mature applicants may have a wealth of experience rather than formal qualifications, so we’ll consider your application on these merits if included in your application. You’ll need to apply to BU in the usual way through UCAS and you may be invited to an interview to discuss your suitability for the course based on the experience you tell us about in your application.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in reading or writing and 5.5 in all other components, or equivalent.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.