As the only history degree in the UK sat within a Faculty of Media & Communication, with a focus on Modern History, Media History, and Public History, you’ll develop practical and professional skills ensuring you graduate equipped for a range of careers. Why study BA (Hons) History at BU?
- 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
- In addition to traditional essays and exams, you'll be assessed through exhibitions, posters, websites, podcasts, blogs and even a mock peace conference
- Engage with public history working with a range of outside agencies including museums, archives and heritage organisations
- Develop a proposal for a public history event, working with organisations such as Bournemouth Blind Society, BCP council, National Motor Museum and the Museum of East Dorset
- Gain valuable experience during a four week or optional 30-week placement. Work with organisations such as Dorset History Centre, Huntley Film Archives, Highcliffe Castle, RNLI and ABA Antiques
- This course received an impressive 100% satisfaction rating from our final year students
- Bournemouth University is ranked in the top 10 universities for History in the Guardian University Guide 2023
Historical Skills | the Making of Modern Britain 1750 - 1945 | Media Histories | History in the Public World | Interpreting History | Community Histories | Youth Culture and Politics: 1945 - to the Present | Women and Equal Rights 1850 - 2000 | Migration Histories | History of Political Thought | the History Dissertation | the History Graduate Project | Woman's Hour: 60 Years of Social Change? | No Place Like Home: housing, Homes and Homelessness since 1900 | History and Political Struggle: International Perspectives through Film
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
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, please submit your deferral request through our website. 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 visit our RPL webpage 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.|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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