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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.
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 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|
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
|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 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.