Sheffield Hallam University

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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Course summary • Explore the history of the modern world by studying a range of historical contexts in Britain, Europe and beyond. • Examine how different perspectives on the past help us understand real world issues. • Cultivate a range of practical and professional skills such as analysis, communication and research. On this course, you’ll develop your curiosity and your interests. You’ll create your own pathway across the globe — studying modules from the Americas through Britain and Europe, to Africa, Asia and Australia. You’ll hone your ability to think critically about how the past is understood, and how it relates to the present. You will be taught by published historians with research specialisms in your fields of study. Our staff have written books and academic articles, acted as consultants for television programmes and museums, written for newspapers, produced research for public exhibitions and worked in policy. You’ll engage with a wide variety of academic texts and primary sources to learn the skills of a historian and explore the wider significance of modern histories in our contemporary society with experts in the field. You will learn through • large-group lectures • small-group seminars and workshops • group work activities • live brief projects, working with external partners • field trips and away days • group projects • varied assessment methods including essays, exams, posters and presentations There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme. Applied learning Work placements You’ll take a work placement as part of a second year module. This gives you real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. Previous placements have included local primary and secondary schools, local museums such as Kelham Island Industrial Museum, and other heritage organisations and local businesses. Throughout the course, you will also have the opportunity to work on real-world projects through live briefs with partner organisations. Field trips As well as studying history through lectures and seminars, you will also attend field trips to a range of settings including the Manchester People's History Museum and the Museum of London. International opportunities You will have opportunities to apply to study abroad and take elective language modules. We have connections with a wide variety of institutions across the world, including universities in Europe, North America, and Australia. Prizes There are a range of prizes that recognize student achievement and outstanding contributions to university life. The Hallam Award, for example, recognises students’ exceptional participation in university life, involvement in the Students’ Union, and representation of their peer-groups.

Course details


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. You can take an optional placement in year three. Year 1 Compulsory modules Enlightenment And Revolutions 20 Growth And Transformation: Britain In The World Economy, C. 1770-2000 20 Making History: Sex And Gender In The Archives 20 Nations, Regions And Borders In Modern Europe, C.1870-1970 20 The Making Of Modern Britain, 1780-1918 20 Empires And Encounters 20 Foreign Language 20 Year 2 Compulsory modules The Historian And Research 20 Elective modules Applied History: Work And Community 40 Britain Between The Wars: Crisis, Transformation And The People, 1918-1939 20 Eastern Europe 1945-1989 20 Foreign Language 20 Germany, 1890 - 1933: From Reich To Republic 20 History In Practice 20 London: Literary And Historical Perspectives 1728-1914 20 Race: Difference And Power In The Modern World 20 Slavery And Anti-Slavery In The British Atlantic, 1763-1838 20 The City Of London And The British Economy Since 1870 20 The Cold War Era 20 Total War And European Society, 1792-1945 20 Final year Compulsory modules Dissertation 40 Elective modules American Politics And Society Since 1968 20 Australia - From Penal Settlement To Nation, 1788-2000 20 Chartism: Working-Class Politics And Culture In Britain, 1838-48 20 Citizenship, Violence And Race: Germans And Africans In Colonial And Postcolonial Encounters 20 European Encounters With Asia, C.1760-1939 20 Foreign Language 20 India And The British Raj, 1765-1947 20 Industrial Warfare And The Great War, 1914 To 1918 20 Insurgency And Counterinsurgency Since 1857 20 Northern Soul: Constructing Regional Identities In The North Of England 1800-Present 20 Rise And Decline Of Soviet Communism 20 South Africa In The Twentieth Century 20 The Third Reich And Its Aftermath: Germany, 1933-1961 20

Assessment method

Coursework exams

How to apply

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15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 80 points This must include at least 48 points from two A Levels or equivalent qualifications.
Access to HE Diploma P: 45 credits At least 45 credits at level 3 from a relevant Open College Network accredited course.

Meeting the qualifications on the entry criteria does not guarantee you a place. You should ensure that you submit a personal statement and reference as these will also be considered as part of the selection process. Guidelines on personal statements and references can be found on the UCAS website. Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment.

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5With a minimum of 5.5 in all skills.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1
International £13650 Year 1

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Sponsorship information

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History at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS