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Studying a History degree allows you to explore a wide cross-section of profoundly different periods and historically significant worlds. Your studies will span from medieval, early modern and modern history, to themes of gender and women's history, cultural history, and memory of war and conflict.
Our three-year degree helps to provide graduates with a wealth of inspiring career opportunities thanks to numerous transferable skills which are highly valued by employers.
History at Swansea achieved an overall satisfaction rating of 93% in the 2017 National Student Survey (NSS) while 94% of graduates are employed or in further study 6 months after graduating (Destination of Leavers from HE survey 2015). Some, 80% of our students achieved a 1st class or 2.1 honours degree in 2017/18.
Your early studies will concentrate on the early modern world from 1500 to 1800, and modern British history. But whether your true passion lies in medieval Europe, revolutionary America or the cold war, our generous range of modules has it covered. This range helps you to narrow your interests in the following years.
Based on our stunning Singleton Park campus overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, you will have the ability to tailor your degree according to your specific interests as you progress. Swansea is a perfect gateway to the medieval past. Within a short journey are magnificent castles such as Pembroke and Manorbier, as well as medieval churches and fortresses in the Gower.
The second year gives you a chance to study abroad for a semester in the USA, Canada, China, Hong Kong or Singapore. Later studies are shaped by modules around your specific historical interest and a substantial dissertation project, while three separate work placement programmes are available to help prepare you for graduate life.
History students typically develop oral and writing skills through presenting ideas in different formats, supported by strong research and rigorous analysis. Assessment is conducted through essays, coursework, examination, presentations and a dissertation.
Teaching is informed by a vibrant and supportive research environment that unites academics, postgraduates and visiting scholars around shared subject matter.
“I chose History at Swansea as the course offers a great variation of topics and the modules are really interesting. They stretch from the ancient empires of China and India, to the Second World War. The expertise of the lecturers is second to none.” – Alistair Kirk.
History graduates have advanced to careers in sectors such as education, heritage, business, media, politics and humanitarian services. Employers have included Mercedes Benz, English Heritage and St Fagans National History Museum.
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You will study six modules each year to include compulsory and optional modules. Module selection options may change.
This degree programme is delivered through lectures, tutorials and seminars. You will usually receive nine hours minimum scheduled contact time with your teachers every week. Full attendance at lectures, seminars and personal tutorials (personal tutorials are obligatory). All Arts and Humanities degree programmes include independent learning which requires initiative and hard work.
We will challenge you with demanding teaching and assessment. Assessment includes essay, coursework and examination, presentations and a dissertation.
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.
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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
If you are an international applicant please visit our international pages for more information and details on how to apply: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/international/
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 21 credits
M: 24 credits
|Access to Humanities Course|
We recognise the EPQ as an excellent indicator of success.
If you are predicted a grade B or above in the EPQ, you will receive an offer with a one
grade reduction, to include your EPQ with a grade B.
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSEs: English/Welsh Language Grade C|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||32 points|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||B + BB at A-Level|
Fees and funding
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