History (W66) at Open University - UCAS

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Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

History (W66)

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Course summary

This wide-ranging course will develop your knowledge of different periods of history from around 1500 to the twentieth century. You’ll tackle such exciting and challenging issues as power and warfare, culture and beliefs, health and medicine, imperialism, race, class and gender. You’ll begin to develop the skills of the historian in studying historical materials; exploring how we understand, interpret and debate past events; and investigating a range of critical approaches. Key features of the course

  • Explores a wide range of historical topics, periods and places
  • Find out what it means to be a historian
  • Develops key analytical and research skills that are suitable for a wide range of careers
  • Enables you to learn to read critically, think logically and communicate effectively
  • Study using custom-made teaching materials


This diploma has two stages, each comprising two modules. Stage 1 consists of an introductory module in the arts and humanities followed by beginning your study of history with the module Revolutions. In this module you'll examine four periods of swift and radical change: the Reformation, the French Revolution, the aftermath of World War I, and the 1960s. Next, in Stage 2, you will take two history modules, one focusing on Europe between 1500 and 1780 and the other focusing on the British Isles 1789–1914.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

There are no formal entry requirements to study this qualification.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £14544 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £13968 Whole course
Scotland £4752 Whole course
Northern Ireland £4636 Whole course
Wales £5248 Whole course
EU £14944 Whole course
International £14944 Whole course
Channel Islands £14944 Whole course

Additional fee information

Fee information is valid for modules starting before 31 July 2025. Fees typically increase annually.
History (W66) at Open University - UCAS