History University of Plymouth

Undergraduate

So, what comes next? It’s often said that the best way to see the future is to understand the past. History with Plymouth University helps you do just that, while gaining the professional skills you’ll need throughout your career. Exploring five centuries of human history, you’ll encounter political intrigue, cultural transformation, war, sex and revolution across the globe. You’ll graduate with the problem-solving and analytical abilities that will give you the edge in the world of work.

You will gain workplace experience with local public history and heritage sites so you can kick-start your career once you graduate. You could plot your own course as you take the lead in your research projects and choose areas of study from our flexible range of modules, creating a tailor-made degree. Our international exchange programme gives you the opportunity to travel and spend either a semester or an entire year exploring history with one of our partner institutions in the US or Europe

  • Enhance your career options with a degree that helps you develop highly sought-after analytical and communication skills while you home in on your passion.

  • Gain workplace experience with local public history and heritage sites so you can kick-start your career as soon as you graduate.

  • Plot your own course through the centuries as you take the lead in your research projects and choose areas of study from our flexible range of modules, creating a tailor-made degree.

  • Our international exchange programme gives you the opportunity to travel and spend either a semester or an entire year exploring history with one of our partner institutions in the US or Europe

  • Explore history with your friends and course mates by joining the History Society, a lively and supportive community hosting educational and social events.

  • 96 per cent of students agreed staff made the subject interesting; 97 per cent of students agreed staff were good at explaining things; 91 per cent of students agreed they got sufficient support and advice and 94 per cent of students were satisfied overall. 85 per cent of students were in work/study six months after finishing the course (source: 2016 NSS and 2016 DLHE survey results available on Unistats*).

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    17 September 2018

  • Duration

    3 years


Course details

Modules

In your first year, you’ll get to know the key concepts of history, studying six modules designed to give you a firm foundation in historical methodology while helping you develop practical skills. You’ll study the subject from a broad range of perspectives exploring developments in world, US, European and British history.

During your second year, you’ll have the chance to choose from a range of modules as you develop your historical knowledge and skills. Experience visual, oral, material and archival research – undertaking interviews with living witnesses, examining visual sources and delving into original sources. You can also take the opportunity to study in the USA for up to a year.

In your final year, you’ll continue to advance your skills working alongside our expert historians in their areas of specialism. With one-to-one support, you’ll benefit from your tutor’s experience and knowledge as you create a piece of independent research on a subject of your choice, based on original research and primary resources.

The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

Assessment method

7% of assessment is by exam, 93% by coursework


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 P60
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points Including a minimum of 2 A Levels, including grade B in History, Art History, Ancient History, Classical Civilisation, Economics, Government & Politics or Law. General Studies accepted
A level 112 tariff points, including a minimum of 2 A Levels, including grade B in History, Art History, Ancient History, Classical Civilisation, Economics, Government & Politics or Law. General Studies accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM Subject-specific unit requirements, please refer to Institution.
Access to HE Diploma Pass a named Access to HE Diploma (e.g. Preferably History, Humanities or Combined), with at least 33 credits at Merit and/or Distinction.
Scottish Higher In combination with Advanced Highers
AS Considered in combination
Extended Project Considered in combination
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points Including Higher Level Grade 5 in History, Art History, Ancient History, Classical Civilisation, Economics, Government & Politics or Law, plus a second subject at Higher Level. English and Mathematics accepted within as GCSE equivalent
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H3, H3, H3 Including H3 or above in History, Art History, Ancient History, Classical Civilisation, Economics, Government & Politics or Law, plus English and Mathematics.
English and Maths accepted within as GCSE equivalent
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Considered in combination
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D* Subject-specific unit requirements, please refer to Institution.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Considered in combination
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Considered in combination
Scottish Advanced Higher 112 tariff points, including grade B in History, Art History, Ancient History, Classical Civilisation, Economics, Government & Politics or Law.
English and Maths accepted within as GCSE equivalent
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Considered in combination

GCSE Maths and English Grade C/4 or above required.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 With 5.5 in all elements.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

* Please note fees are subject to change - for all information about tuition fees, please visit our fees and funding pages. ** International fees, please visit our fees and funding pages. *** ‘Islands’ refers to fees for both the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.