University of Northampton

History University of Northampton Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: The University of Northampton


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Our degree in History offers innovative, research-driven topics on British, European and World history covering all periods from the 15th to the 21st Century.

With a wide choice of optional modules to choose from you’ll be able to develop your own research interests. Topics include: Crime, Policing and Punishment in England, the European witch craze, the Holocaust, Women and Gender in Early Modern England, Elizabeth the ‘virgin queen’, the rise of Fascism, and the First World War.

The programme mixes academic study with field trips and opportunities to go on placements with local museums, heritage organisations and other relevant employers.

You will know your tutors personally and see them regularly and there will always be someone on hand to help or offer academic support. All of our tutors are practising historians who are enthusiastic about their work and publish regularly as experts in their fields.

A degree in History will give you organisational, analytical, speaking and written skills which are attractive to future employers.

By studying at the University of Northampton, you can be sure that:

  • If you join us, you will experience student life at the University’s new £330 million Waterside Campus. Come along to an Open Day and find out more.

  • Students enrolling on this course at Northampton will be provided with their own brand new Hewlett Packard laptop* to keep at no additional cost. All sports clubs and societies are free to join at Northampton and every essential course text book is available via the library, meaning you won’t have to purchase copies. For more information on this visit our website (

  • Based on the evidence available, the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Panel judged that the University of Northampton delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.

  • Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd.

The Northampton Employment Promise

  • In fact, we’re so confident in our careers and employability support that If you achieve at least a 2:2 degree and complete either our Employability Plus Gold programme or achieve a Changemaker Gold Certificate during your time studying with us, but still haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating, we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you or support you into postgraduate study.

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Course details



• The Holocaust: Sources and Contexts (designated)

• Persecution, Toleration and Rebellion: Struggles for Liberty and Freedom in Historical Context (designated)

• Blood and Iron: Europe, 1815-1914 (designated)

• Kings and Confessions in Europe 1500-1700 (compulsory)

• Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: France from 1789 (designated)

• Themes and Perspectives in History (compulsory)

• Introduction to Heritage (designated)

• Divided Nation to Superpower (designated)


• First World War (designated)

• Empires Through History (designated)

• Power and Protest: British Society in the Long Eighteenth Century (designated)

• Crime, Policing and Punishment in England 1700-1900 (designated)

• Comrades and Revolutions! A Global History of the Communist Movement (designated)

• Research Skills in History (compulsory)

• Religion and Society in Early Modern England (designated)


• History Dissertation (compulsory)

• Women and Gender in Early Modern England (designated)

• Citizenship and Gender in Britain 1760-1918 (designated)

• Witchcraft and Heresy in Early Modern Europe (designated)

• Movements and Regimes: A Century of Fascism (designated)

• Crime and Popular Culture in the Late Nineteenth Century City (designated)

• The English Country House, c.1660-1830 (designated)

• Algeria: French Rule and the War for Independence (designated)

• Death and Bereavement in Britain, c.1500-1914 (designated)

Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

Assessment method

The course is assessed in a number of ways:

• Essays

• Exams

• Individual presentations

• Group projects

• Poster presentations

• Audio and visual podcasts

• Role play

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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code V100
Institution code N38
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

This course is available to international students.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level BCC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma M: 30 credits
Scottish Higher BBBB
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal M2, M3, M3
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 25 points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD Accepted at DM with an BTEC Subsidiary Diploma or Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma at Merit, or with an A-level at C.

Applicants are normally expected to hold a History A-level or an equivalent qualification

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

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 Northampton
The University of Northampton
Waterside Campus
University Drive

Course contact details

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