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History and Politics

University of Sheffield

Degree level: Undergraduate

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History at Sheffield has all the academic rigour you’d expect from a Russell Group university – the department is ranked third in the UK for research in this discipline (Research Excellence Framework 2014) and you will be involved in research projects right from the start. But what makes our history degrees really stand out is our passion for bringing history to life. Our history department, and the Faculty of Arts and Humanities in general, are innovators in the field of public engagement, particularly the use of digital technology to give people access to historical records, texts and research. Our students are closely involved with this work, which is great preparation for a career as an archivist, broadcaster, writer or museum curator. Our Department of Politics, where you will spend roughly half your time, is one of the very best in the UK. The Times Good University Guide 2018 puts us in the top 10. Staff here pioneered an undergraduate module that’s accredited and co-taught by the House of Commons. The idea has since been imitated all over the world. When you’re not in seminars, you’ll be able to work on projects such as our New Histories blog and WikiAmerica. There are opportunities to take part in volunteering projects with a history focus. You could go on work placement with a heritage or culture organisation. This emphasis on communicating ideas is why you will find Sheffield history graduates working for organisations such as the Imperial War Museum, the National Archives, BBC Online and the Guardian.

Course details


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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course codeVL12
Institution code S18
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAB typically including A in History or Classical Civilisation
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM typically in combination with A in A Level History
Access to HE Diploma D: 36 credits M: 9 credits P: 0 credits Typically 60 credits overall, 45 at Level 3 with Distinctions in 36 Level 3 credits, including History units, plus Merits in 9 Level 3 credits
Scottish Higher AAABB plus grade A typically in History at Scottish Advanced Highers
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD in a relevant subject typically in combination with grade A in A Level History
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 34 points typically including 6 in Higher Level History
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) B plus AA typically including History or Classical Civilisation
Extended Project B plus ABB typically including an A in History
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H2, H2, H2, H3 typically including H2 in History
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, M2 typically including D3 in History
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English at grade C or grade 4

To find out if you're eligible for additional consideration or an alternative offer, visit: www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/apply/access-sheffield


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £18500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

The University of Sheffield Bursary is available to home students who have a household income of £40,000 or less. You may also be eligible for an additional £250 per year depending on your postcode and grades. We use the details you submit to Student Finance and UCAS to assess your eligibility for a bursary. You don’t need to apply; if you’re eligible you’ll receive an award for each year of your course. If you're a care leaver, care for an ill or disabled family member or are estranged from your parents or guardian you may be eligible for an enhanced bursary of £4,500 per year. The University also offers a number of scholarships to help you fund your studies and enhance your learning experience. Use our Student Funding Calculator to check what funding your could be eligible for - www.sheffield.ac.uk/funding/calculator. Further information - www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-funding

History and Politics at University of Sheffield - UCAS