University of Nottingham

History University of Nottingham Degree level: Undergraduate


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The Department of History at Nottingham offers an extremely wide range of modules covering from 500CE to the late 20th century and concerning countries all around the world. This course offers a an increasing amount of flexibility as the degree progresses, allowing you to tailor your studies to the geographical areas and periods of time which most suit your interests and aspirations. All modules are taught by experts in their field, through a mixture of lectures, seminars and tutorials. In particular, the Department of History at Nottingham places a strong emphasis on student-centred learning and the use of primary sources, making ours a unique learning experience.

Course details


In the first year this consists of three broad survey modules, which collectively cover the early Middle Ages to the present, as well as our innovative skills and methodology module, Learning History. In addition to these modules, optional modules must also be taken outside of the Department of History. This gives you the opportunity to pursue a subject that you have enjoyed previously, or you can experiment with something completely new. In the second year, you will take a compulsory module, The Contemporary World Since 1945, plus five more modules from history or other departments. In the final year, you will take a primary source-based special subject, write a 10,000 word dissertation, in addition to taking two specialist optional modules.

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 code V100
Institution code N84
Campus name University Park Campus
Campus code -

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAB - AAA Including A in History. General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Applications assessed on an individual basis, please contact the University.
Access to HE Diploma Considered on an individual basis. Please contact the school for further information. GCSE English at grade C or above is also required.
Scottish Higher AAABB Including History with grade A. This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Advanced Higher grades AA including History.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, M1, M1 Including History as principal subject at D3.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 points with a minimum of 6 points in History at Higher level.
Scottish Advanced Higher AA Including History with grade A and Scottish Highers AAABB including History with grade A.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) A plus grades AA at A level usually including History.

European Baccalaureate - 85% overall including 80% in History,
GCSE requirements - English grade C ( numeric grade 4)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
International £18,420 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

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

Provider information

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University of Nottingham
University Park

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Undergraduate admissions

+44 (0)115 951 4749