University of Leicester has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
This is for you if you want to delve into the past and understand how the movements, ideas, and people that shaped the past are still affecting the present and informing our future.
In first year, you will study core modules on medieval and early modern history, and on modern history, to provide a strong foundation for your degree as a whole. In second year, you will continue to mould your degree around your interests and strengths, choosing from a wide range of option modules, as well as developing a greater understanding of important ideas and theories of the discipline. You will develop your critical analysis and team-working skills, and greater research and problem-solving skills. For third year, you can spend it studying abroad at one of our partner institutions (eligibility is dependent on your academic performance in Years 1 and 2). Alternatively, you can opt to continue studying at the University and complete your degree in three years. Please note that a year spent abroad still incurs a tuition fee, but this is much lower than for a normal year at Leicester; please see our website for further details. In final year, you will specialise in the historical topics that interest you most. You will study a detailed Special Subject reflecting the particular research strengths of your tutors and write an original dissertation on a topic that interests you. The dissertation is written with expert guidance from your supervisor. For further details, please see the course page on the University website.
Assessment is through exams and coursework comprising long and short essays, source analyses, group projects, and both group and individual presentations. Approximately two thirds of your final degree mark will be based on your coursework; one third on your exams.
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
|A level||ABB||We prefer A-Level History, though this is not essential.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM||Please contact the Admissions Team for further information and eligibility: email@example.com|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 30 credits||Pass Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information and eligibility: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|AS||This qualification is only acceptable when combined with other qualifications|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||D3, M2, M2|
|Extended Project||This qualification is only acceptable when combined with other qualifications|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||30 points||Including a minimum of 16 points at Higher Level with 6 in one Higher Level subject|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H2, H2, H3, H3, H3|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||This qualification is only acceptable when combined with other qualifications|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||This qualification is only acceptable when combined with other qualifications|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||This qualification is only acceptable when combined with other qualifications|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||This qualification is only acceptable when combined with other qualifications|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||ABB|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Accepted in place of a third A-Level at grade B or above.|
When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the programme of study and achieve the standards required. We will take into account a range of factors including previous examination results.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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Course contact detailsVisit our course page
Admissions Office (UG Arts, Humanities, Law)
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