History with Economics at University of Buckingham - UCAS

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Course summary

History is one of the most popular subjects among UK university students, and with good reason. Having a historical perspective enables people to make sense of today’s rapidly changing world. Employers like it because history teaches you to think for yourself, to work under pressure, and to construct a coherent argument from the evidence. Historical research has never been more exciting than it is today, with the internet making available so many treasures from the archives. Our BA History programme has been carefully designed and fine-tuned by Buckingham’s team of experienced and high-calibre historians. Students begin with survey courses covering major themes in the political, economic, and cultural history of Britain and Europe from the 1500s to today. They then advance to more specialised subjects including empire, global migration, and heritage studies. The degree culminates in an independent dissertation, utilising skills that have built up over the entire period of study at Buckingham. So the programme not only teaches history; it also teaches you to think historically and to research and write history. BA History (Hons) with Economics option Our major/minor combinations allow you to study multiple subjects and earn a degree that truly reflects your interests. History with Economics is a popular and illuminating combination of subjects. Sometimes referred to as the ‘motor of history’, economic activity does not occur in a vacuum, but is instead dependent on historical circumstances ranging from the political and legal regimes of a given time and place to the available technology and transportation. Many of our History modules, which will constitute two-thirds of your degree, focus on economic trends, change, and events. Similarly, Buckingham’s Economics course gives insight into subjects like the history of economic thought and shows the ways that economic systems that have been historically shaped continue to operate today. An excellent combination to hone both skills of written analysis and communication and advanced numeracy, History with Economics produces many of our most successful and employable graduates.


Introduction to Heritage Management Principles of Macroeconomics Principles of Microeconomics Quantitative Methods 1 Research Skills in History and Art History Tudors and Stuarts Confidence and Crisis: The United Kingdom in the Nineteenth Century Europe in Conflict 1914-1945 Microeconomic Policy Microeconomic Theory Museum Studies The Age of Enlightenment The Age of Revolutions The European Century 1815-1914 Warfare and Welfare: Britain's Twentieth Century Africa and the Dominions Behavioural Economics Dissertation (History) The Historian at Work Theories of Empire and India Welfare Economics History of Economic Thought

Assessment method

The assessment of individual modules within each course varies according to the subject. Assessment is usually by examination, assessed coursework, or a combination of the two.

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

With staff and students from over 90 countries around the world, the University enjoys a wonderful and culturally diverse atmosphere. We provide support for students from outside the UK including: assistance with visa application and renewal; guaranteed accommodation in halls of residence; and a personal tutor to support your academic studies. Academic staff are available to help and advise, and operate an open-door policy. We have the best staff to student ratio of any university in the UK. Our students have formed a number of overseas clubs, and there is a sports and social programme each term to ensure you enjoy your time with us. Our idyllic setting between Oxford and Milton Keynes offers access to a range of cultural and social activities and Bicester Village, the renowned shopping outlet is a short bus ride away. English Language requirements: it is very important that your English level is of a good standard for you to be successful in your studies. All applicants must achieve specific requirements in all four components (listening, reading, speaking and writing). Please check our website for more details of the undergraduate or postgraduate language requirements for your course. https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/international/english-language-requirements/

Entry requirements

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English language requirements

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Undergraduate Language Requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £27750 Whole course
Northern Ireland £27750 Whole course
Scotland £27750 Whole course
Wales £27750 Whole course
Channel Islands £27750 Whole course
EU £44400 Whole course
International £44400 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £44400 Whole course

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Course fees do not include additional costs such as books, equipment, writing up fees and other ancillary charges. Where applicable, these additional costs will be made clear.
History with Economics at University of Buckingham - UCAS