The BA (Hons) History degree at the University of Lincoln is distinctive in the breadth of topics that students can choose to study. These include British, European and American history, from the Roman Empire to the end of the 20th Century. History may be concerned with questions about the past, but the knowledge it reveals is relevant to how we think about ourselves and our place within society today. It is impossible to make sense of the present, or to prepare for the future, without first understanding our past. Students of history have the opportunity to acquire skills of analysis, argument and communication which help them to develop as individuals, as responsible contributors to organisations, and as articulate, critical members of a democratic society. Home to a 1,000-year-old cathedral, a medieval castle and an original 1215 Magna Carta, Lincoln is a superb city in which to study history. The programme makes extensive use of specialist local resources including Lincoln’s historic buildings, the Lincoln Cathedral archives, the Collection and the Media Archive for Central England (MACE). There is an emphasis on the critical examination and interpretation of primary source materials, which includes newspapers, probate documents, films, caricatures, novels, works of art, architecture and oral testimony.
The BA (Hons) History programme at Lincoln is distinctive in that it provides students with an opportunity to engage with an unusually wide range of chronological periods and cultures. Modules range chronologically from the period of the Roman Empire, the medieval and early modern periods, to the twentieth century, and geographically from Britain to Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas. The programme offers a variety of interdisciplinary approaches to the study of history including the use of film, literature and visual and material culture. Staff specialisms include medieval studies, political history, gender studies, the history of science, museum history, the history of art, film and popular culture. For the most up to date module information, please visit the course page for this programme on our website. Some programmes provide you with the opportunity to focus your study in a particular area through optional modules. Timetabling arrangements may limit the availability of some optional modules to some students. As the options often reflect staff research interests, they may alter over time due to staff availability.
The way students will be assessed on this course will vary for each module. It could include coursework, such as a dissertation or essay, written and practical exams, portfolio development, group work or presentations to name some examples. Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students.
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
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- Year 3
The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and will consider applicants who have a mix of qualifications. We also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.
English language requirements
In addition to meeting the academic requirements, EU and Overseas students will also be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. Please visit our English language requirements page for a full list of the English qualifications we accept: https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/
If you have studied outside of the UK, you can find more information about the wide range of international qualifications we accept by visiting our entry requirements and your country page:
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