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Develop your study skills with a Foundation Year prior to embarking on the degree programme
Choose modules from an exceptionally broad range of topics
Learn from expert tutors and their cutting-edge research
Become a critical reader of evidence
Study in a city steeped in history
- Enjoy trips and talks with our student-led History Society
History helps us to better understand the past and make sense of the world we live in. Our BA in History is an immensely varied and rich course that gives you an in-depth view of the world and the contours and forces at play between economics, society, culture, politics and religion.
Our committed team of historians are passionate about their subjects, which cover a broad range of cultures, wars and traditions spanning 3,500 years. They will help you to mine the past seeking answers to pressing questions from the classical to the modern period in Britain, mainland Europe, USA and Japan. Within their fields of expertise you could investigate topics as diverse as: Ancient Greek Drinking Culture, Norman Sicily, The Middle ages in Computer Games, Imperial Japan, and the Post-War Teenager.
The foundation year (first year of study) gives you the chance to commence your studies at the University of Winchester if you do not meet the existing entry requirements or if you feel you would benefit from the opportunity to develop your study skills prior to embarking on the degree programme. The foundation year will equip you with the academic, professional and personal skills for successful study in higher education. Modules will cover broad academic topics as well as an introduction to your chosen subject. You will have the opportunity to study alongside students undertaking a range of degree programmes
In Year 1 (second year of study), you are introduced to the study of history at degree level. We help you to gain a good grounding in historical periods and cultures from around the globe, including Asia, Europe and the Americas. You explore the nature of history as a discipline, its changing assumptions, methods and definitions, and the current concerns of historians.
In Years 2 and 3 (third and fourth years of study), you will focus on the acquisition of research skills and knowledge as the basis of more specialised study. You choose from a range of optional modules in Year 2 that either focus on how to use original documents or explore, through thematic approaches, continuity and change over a long period of time.
In Year 3 (fourth year of study), optional modules take the form of Depth Studies and Comparative Studies. An understanding of methodology is developed by Depth Studies, which establish a comprehensive knowledge of a particular period by evaluating the use of primary and secondary sources and any issues associated with them as evidence. Comparative Studies looks at an area of historical concern across more than one country and culture.
This degree is ideal if you want to experience an extensive range of historical subjects and have the maximum flexibility of choice.
Our History degree offers a broad-but-deep experience that can open up multiple career paths. Throughout your degree, you develop transferable skills such as undertaking oral presentations, both as part of a group and individually, and work on shorter assignments like the creation of posters and blogs.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
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!
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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
|UCAS Tariff||48 points||A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 pass in English Language|
Applicants are usually required to hold a minimum of 1 x A-level or equivalent qualifications (e.g. 1 x BTEC National Subsidiary Diplomas) and we accept all A-level subjects, including Critical Thinking, General Studies and own-language A-levels.
If you are a mature student, your application will be considered on its individual merits and work or other professional experience may be taken into consideration in lieu of other published requirements.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||An overall score of 6.0, including 5.5 in writing is required. If you require Tier 4 sponsorship, you will require a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components.|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|