University of Leicester

History University of Leicester Degree level: Undergraduate

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Human history is fascinating, but to really appreciate it, we need to investigate the events, ideas and people that shaped our world, as well as the impact they still have today. This degree gets stuck into a wide range of historical periods to help you better grasp how history is made, viewed and discussed.

Course details

Modules

In first year, the core modules introduce important skills and key developments in medieval, early modern and modern history. You will also choose optional modules on either British, European, American or global history, and your People and Places option, an in-depth study of one historical person or place. In second year, you will start transforming from a student of history into a practising historian, through core modules which enhance your critical thinking, independent research skills and intellectual creativity. You'll explore even more new areas of history with a wide range of options to choose from. 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, this is shaped entirely by your preferred areas of interest and specialisation. You will research and write an original dissertation - an independent research project of your own design - with the support of an expert supervisor. You will also choose from a wide range of optional modules that reflect the cutting-edge research expertise of your tutors. For further details, please see the course page on the University website.

Assessment method

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

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 L34
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
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
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: ahladmissions@le.ac.uk
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: ahladmissions@le.ac.uk
Scottish Higher ABBBB
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 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

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

This information will be updated as soon as the tuition fees for the academic year 2020/1 have been confirmed. For further information about fees and funding please see the following page of the University website: https://le.ac.uk/student-life/undergraduates/fees-funding

Provider information

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University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester
LE1 7RH


Course contact details

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+44 (0)116 252 5281