Anglia Ruskin University

History Anglia Ruskin University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Explore the world of history to get ahead in the world today. On our history course, you can choose to study a broad range of historical periods and subjects, including film, sexuality, the First World War, family and gender, the Russian Revolution, and Thatcher and the New Right. You'll also learn the critical and analytical skills needed for many different jobs.
Our history degree will open up new worlds for you. You’ll study revolutions, slavery, wars and battles, the making of great leaders, the rise of the middle classes, family and gender roles, and the suffering of the poor.

By reading and interpreting documents, and comparing the lives of different people, you’ll develop critical and analytical skills and learn to evaluate and communicate your ideas. You’ll also learn more about the forces and events that shape our world today.

Our modules will introduce you to a broad range of historical approaches and periods, but will also allow you to specialise in your own areas of interest.

You’ll study the histories of Britain, Europe and the United States from circa 1500 onwards, looking in detail at the history of modern Europe, including the First and Second World Wars, the Russian revolution and the Cold War.

You can choose to learn more about family and social history, or how town life differed from rural life. You’ll have the opportunity to study British history from the Tudors to Theresa May, or learn about the history of the United States since 1776. Our course will also allow you to explore the British Empire and forms of imperialism, which affected so many lives in countries around the world.

In the last year of your degree, the Major Project will allow you to become a historian and research any topic of your choice. Past students have investigated topics such as the media coverage of the Vietnam War, child labour in the Industrial Revolution, punk rock, 18th-century dandies, First World War military strategy and the crimes of Jack the Ripper.

Course details


Year one, core modules

Re-uniting the Kingdoms: Early Modern Britain 1485-1715 Western Civilisation 1: Antiquity to the Renaissance Europe in the Age of the Enlightenment 1660-1789 Making of Modern Britain 1688-1832 Citizens: The French Revolution and Modern Political Culture Western Civilisation 2: Reformation to the Modern Age

Year one, optional modules

Film and History

Year two, core modules

Britain in the 19th century Britain in the 20th Century 19th Century Europe History Today: Methods and Approaches

Year two, optional modules

The Growth of the USA The British Empire The United States in the 20th Century Europe in the Age of the First World War Family and Gender in England 1550-1750 Gender and Sexuality in Britain: 1880s-1980s

Year three, core modules

Major Project History Special Subject

Year three, optional modules

Leisure and Popular Culture in Britain, 1800 to the Present Russia: Revolution and Reaction Capitalism in Crisis: The Depression and War in Europe Russia after Stalin End of Empires The Cold War: the world divided Thatcher and the New Right

Optional modules available all years

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Assessment method

For a full breakdown of module options and credits, please view the module structure.

You’ll demonstrate what you have learned on the course through a combination of essays, examinations, case studies, field trip reports, document analyses, Internet search reports, book reviews and dissertation.

How to apply

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Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Course code V140
Institution code A60
Campus name Cambridge Campus
Campus code C

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 120 points From a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent) including a pass in History or related subject
A level 120 UCAS Points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent) including a pass in History or related subject
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) 120 UCAS Tariff points acquired from BTEC Level 3 Diplomas are accepted (a pass in A Level History will also be required).
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits Access to HE Diplomas in a related subject are accepted, 30 Level 3 credits at Distinction grade are required.
Scottish Higher UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Advanced Highers are accepted. This must include Higher Level History.
UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Highers are accepted. This must include Higher Level History.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 3 GCSEs at grade 4 or above.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,500 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

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