University of Chester

History University of Chester Degree level: Undergraduate

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By studying the human past, it can help you gain a better understanding why the world is as it is and a greater appreciation of your place in it. Studying History will help you to acquire the skills that employers value, such as critical thinking, teamwork, communication skills, information handling and original thinking.

Chester is an exciting place to study History – a Roman and medieval town with a key role in the Civil War that remains the capital of Cheshire.

At Chester, the study of history ranges from the fall of Rome to Cold War America. You can explore turning points in history, the Vikings, the Crusades, the Consumer Revolution, the English Civil War, the Holocaust, and minorities and migration in the 19th and 20th centuries.

The Department currently works with the Grosvenor Museum in Chester, and currently has use of the Cheshire Record Office and the Cheshire Military Museum archives.

Course details

Modules

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Assessment method

You will be assessed through a variety of written work, as well as individual and group presentations. Written work assignments include book reviews, literature reviews, document analyses, essays, research dissertations, ranging from 500 words to 2000 words to 8000 words, and produced as coursework or in closed or open examinations.


How to apply

Application deadlines

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15 January

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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 120 points
A level BBC - BBB The department requires one of the following subjects:
Ancient History, Classical Civilisation, History, Politics, Sociology
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) BTEC Extended Diploma/Diploma: merit profile plus one of the GCE A Level subjects listed above
Access to HE Diploma Access to HE Diploma, to include 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at Merit (including 15 in History).
Scottish Higher BBBB BBBB including History
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points 28 points, including 5 in HL History

Please note that the Welsh Baccalaureate (core) and A Level General Studies will be recognised in our offer. We will consider a combination of A levels and BTECs/OCRs.


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

Additional fee information

The University may increase these fees at the start of each subsequent year of your course in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index. These fee levels and increases are subject to any necessary government, and other regulatory, approvals.

Provider information

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University of Chester
Parkgate Road
Chester
CH1 4BJ


Course contact details

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Undergraduate Admissions

01244 511000

Fax: 01244 511300