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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course summary

  • Learn how to navigate the waters of history as a dynamic and ever-changing subject.
  • Develop your critical understanding of a wide range of historical topics.
  • Cultivate a range of real-world skills that enhance your employability when you graduate.
  • Work on projects with organisations such as museums, libraries and archives.
  • Enhance your understanding of the past and its impact on the present.
On this course you’ll create your own pathway across the globe – studying modules from Britain and Europe to the Americas, Africa, Asia and Australia. Through a variety of coursework, project work and individual research you’ll think critically about the way history is presented and understood. You’ll learn how to apply a range of practical skills to the world beyond university – including research, analysis and communication. How you learn All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. You’ll be taught in a variety of different settings – all centred on research. All our staff are active researchers and world-leading historians in their specialist areas of expertise. They’ll introduce you to new and exciting fields of history, using a wide variety of academic texts and primary sources, facilitated by our outstanding digital and library services. You can find out more about student experiences and research projects at SHU History. You learn through:
  • large group lectures
  • small group seminars and workshops
  • group work activities
  • working with external partners on a variety of projects
  • field trips and away days
  • group projects
  • a range of assessments that focus on coursework, including essays, posters, topic reports, document analysis and presentations
There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus+ programme (until 2023) or the Turing Scheme. **Applied learning Work placements** In your second year you’ll have the opportunity to take a work placement or collaborate on a research project with an external partner. Previous work placements have included primary and secondary schools, local museums such as Kelham Island Industrial Museum, and other heritage organisations and local businesses. Students have also worked on projects with organisations such as the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library, Sheffield General Cemetery, Stobs Military Camp Hawick and the National Maritime Museum. Live projects Throughout the course, you’ll have the opportunity to work on a range of exciting historical projects – on individually commissioned briefs with external partners. Previous briefs have come from History of Parliament, Sheffield Archives, Sheffield Libraries and a graphic artist working on radicalism and radical figures. Field trips You’ll also learn by going on field trips to a range of locations, such as the Manchester People's History Museum. Networking opportunities There are chances to study abroad at one of our partner universities 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. You may also be able to work or study abroad with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus+ programme (until 2023) or the Turing scheme.


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 Britain Transformed: Economic And Social Change Since 1800 Communicating History Making History Nations, Regions And Borders In Modern Europe, C.1870-1970 Revolutions In The Atlantic World, 1760-1848 Elective modules Empires And Encounters Foreign Language Year 2 - Compulsory modules Ideas Into Action Elective modules Britain Between The Wars: Crisis, Transformation And The People, 1918-1939 Enslavement And Emancipation In The British Atlantic, 1763-1838 European And American Encounters With Asia Since The 19th Century Foreign Language Germany, 1890 - 1933: From Reich To Republic London: Literary And Historical Perspectives 1728-1914 Race: Difference And Power In The Modern World The City Of London And The British Economy Since 1870 The Cold War Era Year 3 - Optional modules Placement Year Final year - Compulsory modules History Research Project Elective modules American Politics And Society Since 1968 Australia - From Penal Settlement To Nation, 1788-2000 Chartism: Working-Class Politics And Culture In Britain, 1838-48 Citizenship, Violence And Race: Germans And Africans In Colonial And Postcolonial Encounters Foreign Language India And The British Raj, 1765-1947 Industrial Warfare And The Great War, 1914 To 1918 Modern Europe C 1860-1939:Health, Environment, And Welfare Northern Soul: Constructing Regional Identities In The North Of England 1800-Present South Africa In The Twentieth Century The Third Reich And Its Aftermath: Germany, 1933-1961

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  • Year 1

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Qualification requirements

We also consider other qualifications from the UCAS tariff. Applicants with alternative qualifications or a combination of qualifications and work experience will also be considered. We welcome applications from people of any age. Please contact us for further advice. 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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IELTS (Academic)6.5Overall score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent.

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England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £15860 Year 1
International £15860 Year 1

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