Queen Mary University of London

History Queen Mary University of London Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Queen Mary, University of London

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Build your degree around the areas of history that excite you most, with an exceptional choice of modules.
Taught by our internationally renowned academics, history at Queen Mary spans historical periods, regions and ideas. This programme is the broadest and most popular of our history degrees, giving access to the full range of modules offered by the School, which provide global perspectives on the histories of Africa, Asia, Europe and the United States.
In your first year you'll learn about the history of Britain and Europe from 1100 AD to the present day, and choose from modules covering global and US history, or themes such as race or the history of ideas.
In each of the second and third years you’ll choose from over 50 modules, in subjects as diverse as as the history of human rights, the history of film, the making of New York City and gender in medieval Islam.
You can also focus on a particular field, such as the history of political thought, religion, art or architecture.

Course details

Modules

Year 1
Compulsory
History in Practice
Choose at least one from
Europe in a Global Context since 1800
Unravelling Britain: British History since 1801
And at least one from
Europe 1000-1500: The Middle Ages and their legacy
Reformation to Revolution: Europe and the World 1500-1800
Choose from
Building the American Nation: 1756-1900
Global Encounters: Conquest and Culture in World History
Life and Death in the Victorian Home
Race and the Desire for Difference
Screening History: Representing the Past in the Contemporary Historical Film
The Foundations of Modern Thought: Introduction to Intellectual History
The Medieval World: Structures and Mentalities

Assessment method

Assessment typically involves a combination of examinations and coursework, or coursework only. Coursework may include essays, diaries, case-studies and oral presentations.
In your final year you’ll work on a dissertation worth 25% of your final year mark, researching a specialised area of history that particularly interests you.


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 V101
Institution code Q50
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level ABB To include A level History.

Excluded subjects - General Studies and Critical Thinking.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Queen Mary University of London welcomes applications from students currently studying Level 3 BTEC qualifications and will consider you for entry to the majority of our undergraduate courses. The typical entry requirements will vary according to the course you are applying for.

Some of our courses require specific subject knowledge which you may not be able to cover as part of a Level 3 BTEC qualification and we may therefore require additional Level 3 qualifications to ensure that you are suitably prepared for relevant courses. A small number of our courses do not accept BTEC qualifications for entry, either as a standalone qualification, or in combination with other qualifications at Level 3.

Information on our typical entry requirements and guidance for applying can be found at http://www.qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/entry/btec/

If you are at all unsure about the acceptability of your BTEC qualification for entry, please contact the Admissions team for individual advice (admissions@qmul.ac.uk).
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits
M: 15 credits
We consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma.
The minimum academic requirement is to achieve 60 credits overall with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 15 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. This must include at least 6 Level 3 credits in History modules at Distinction.
Extended Project We consider applications from students offering an EPQ and may make an alternative offer to include three A levels, one grade lower than our usual requirement, along with a specific grade in the EPQ.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 A minimum of five GCSE passes to include English at grade C or 4 or an acceptable equivalent will be required.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 points 6,5,5 in HL subjects, to include History at HL.


English language requirements

All applicants to QMUL must show they meet a minimum academic English language standard for admission and to be successful on the course. Please refer to the website below for details on our English Language requirements by course and acceptable alternative qualifications. You will also find important information regarding UKVI's English requirements if you are applying as an international student who will require Tier 4 immigration permission to enter the UK.

Queen Mary University of London: English Language Requirements

http://www.qmul.ac.uk/international/englishlanguagerequirements/index.html#


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Please visit and search for your chosen course on our A-Z course finder at http://search.qmul.ac.uk/s/search.html?collection=queenmary-coursefinder-undergraduate&query=&sort=title - here you will find further details on fees and funding. Please also visit our A-Z course finder to view the amount of fee you would need to pay if you are an International fee paying student. All Home, EU and International fee amounts listed are for the 2019-20 academic year and are provided as a guideline. Fees for 2020-21 have not yet been set.

Provider information

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Queen Mary University of London
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Mile End Road
Tower Hamlets
E1 4NS


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