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The BA History at Cardiff enables you to learn about the very different worlds of people in the past and to better understand the present.
It gives you an insight into processes of change from the ancient world through to the modern period. You may study the history of societies in diverse parts of the globe, including India, China, Germany, France, Russia, Britain and Wales.
Above all you will learn to 'do history' yourself and acquire the sorts of skills that employers value. You will learn to think independently, assess the strengths and weaknesses of a body of historical evidence for yourself, and present your findings clearly. Our friendly academic staff will be on hand to guide you and provide full and constructive feedback throughout your studies.
You may choose to specialize in History from the beginning of your first year, or you may choose to combine the study of history with a subject taken from elsewhere in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science.
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 - Cardiff|
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
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||ABB - BBB||excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM - DMM||in Humanities or Social Science subjects. Any other BTEC subject if combined with an A-Level excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking.|
|Extended Project||A||For applicants taking the EPQ qualification, an A in the EPQ can be recognised to lower the entry requirements by a single grade. For example an AAB offer would be “AAB from 3 A levels or ABB from 3 A levels and a grade A in the EPQ”. Please note that any subject specific requirements must be met.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||
GCSE English Language Grade C or 4,
IGCSE English First Language grade C,
IGCSE English as a Second Language grade C
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||Achieve the IB Diploma with 665 in 3 HL subjects|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||ABB - BBB||excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||The Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in lieu of one A Level at the A Level grades specified, excluding any subject specific requirements.|
Additional entry requirements
English language requirements
If you are an overseas applicant and your first language is not English, please visit our English Language requirements page for more information on our accepted qualifications: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/international/english-language-requirements/undergraduate
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,000||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,000||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Cardiff University has many scholarships on offer to our prospective students. Please see our website at http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/funding/scholarships for further information.