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Course summary

Our BA (Hons) Modern History course explores the fundamental areas of contemporary history and their effects on modern society and culture. You will consider the impacts of the World Wars on politics and societies across Europe, the development of modern British culture, the global impact of the Cold War and the rise of ‘Post Communism’ in Russia and China. This degree is designed for students wanting to study modern history (1800-2010). It includes British, African, European, and World history, as well as including key thematic approaches: political, military, cultural, social and gender history. The degree is taught at the unique Chichester campus in the historic city and is supported by a number of relevant museum partnerships. Students aiming for a career in history teaching (primary/secondary) will gain the chance to take a pre-PGCE module in their final year. The course will allow you to pursue your own area of interest, whether political, cultural or social. You will then develop your knowledge and skills to take a critical perspective on historical events and their outcomes for the modern world. You will learn from internationally recognised staff who use the latest research to underpin their teaching to ensure you engage with the current historiographical debates.


Year One: In your first year, you will be introduced to the academic standards required of history students such as the necessary research skills and the ability to evaluate primary and secondary historical sources. You will also explore a variety of social and political context from the period. You will establish a strong historiographical foundation for your three years of study. This includes modules that introduce you to the study of international relations, contemporary British cultural history, conflicts of the 20th century, and the rise of Russia and China as global superpowers. Year Two: In your second year, you will begin to mould your degree around your interests. You will be able to pursue options that explore papal political influences, the links between political ideologies and modern cultures, British post-war cultural attitudes, conflict in Russia and Eurasia, and much more. Year Three: By your final year, you will have a strong sense of what historical area you would like to focus on for your final dissertation project. Alongside your thesis, you will have the opportunity to explore aspects of history including: 20th century European dictators, Pan-Africanism, the effects of globalisation, and the culture wars of Britain.

Assessment method

Our BA (Hons) Medieval and Early Modern History course uses a range of assessments methods, including: -Essays -Source evaluations and reviews -Research projects -Collaborative project work -Examinations -Dissertation.

How to apply

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Bishop Otter Campus, Chichester
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The University welcomes mature applicants who may not have the standard entry requirements listed here. As an alternative, a 'non-standard entry portfolio' may be set for the applicant to complete in order to demonstrate their readiness for higher education. • IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6No component less than 5.5
PTE Academic5050-57 and no lower than 50-57 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)79At least: 18 in Reading 17 in Listening 20 in Speaking 17 in Writing

Qualifications recognised for English language proficiency

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £15240 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £15240 Year 1

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Modern History at University of Chichester - UCAS