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History University of Strathclyde Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

Studying history develops your knowledge of the past and gives you an understanding of the present. Studying an undergraduate degree in history – the story of humanity through the ages – develops your knowledge of the past and gives you a better understanding of the present. Throughout your BA History course, you'll receive excellent training in areas such as problem-solving, communication, research methods and interpretation.

Why History at Strathclyde?
Learn about the context in which we live today through some of the most important and interesting periods in UK and world history.
Students can enjoy an optional year abroad – studying at a foreign university – as part of our course.
Benefit from excellent teaching in a range of professionally relevant areas, such as problem-solving, communication, research methods and interpretation that enhance your employability.
Opportunity to study abroad in a North American or European university for six or 12 months.
Access to internships and placements.

Your Career
Our graduates have secured employment in marketing and PR companies, the Civil Service and intelligence services, the Scottish parliament, charity sector, banking, libraries, museums and heritage, teaching, academia and journalism.

Recent graduate roles include:
Business Banking Manager
Business Development Graduate
English Teacher
Graduate Trainee - Financial Services
Marketing intern
Studio Executive at The Telegraph

Course details

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

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 S78
Campus name University of Strathclyde
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 BBB - ABB GCSE English Language 6/B or Literature 6/B, GCSE Maths 4/C
Scottish Higher AAAA Higher English, Maths/Applications of Mathematics National 5 B, or equivalent
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 points Maths SL5
Scottish HNC Pass HND Social Sciences: AAB in Graded Units may enable second-year entry to History with Politics & International Relations or Psychology with six HNC/HND credit In each of the two subjects
Scottish HND Pass HND Social Sciences: AAB in Graded Units may enable second-year entry to History with Politics & International Relations or Psychology with six HNC/HND credit In each of the two subjects


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £1,820 * Year 1
International £15,300 Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £1,820 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Undergraduate students who live in Scotland will usually have their tuition fees paid by the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS). If you have previously attended university or college or are not sure about your eligibility, you should contact SAAS to check your eligibility to have your fees paid. SAAS will pay your tuition fees directly to Strathclyde. Most undergraduate students from the rest of the UK (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) will receive a free year of tuition as, assuming no change in Rest of UK fees policy over the period, the total amount payable by undergraduate students will be capped. For students commencing study next session, this is capped at £27,750 (with the exception of the MPharm and Integrated Masters courses); MPharm students pay £9,250 for each of the four years. Students studying on Integrated Masters degree programmes pay an additional £9,250 for the Masters year with the exception of those undertaking a full-year industrial placement where a separate placement fee will apply. The University of Strathclyde offers a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. For further information, please consult the following page: https://www.strath.ac.uk/studywithus/scholarships/. For further information on tuition fees, additional costs and funding for this programme, please view the "Fees and funding" section on the programme website.

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G1 1XQ


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Humanities and Social Sciences - UG