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This exciting degree allows you to study history from the ancient world right up to the 20th century. You’ll have the chance to study the civilisations of ancient Greece, Rome and Persia as well as more recent history across the globe.
A combination of core modules will give you a good grounding in different types of historical research methods, archaeology, literary analysis and life in ancient Greek and Roman society. You’ll also choose from a range of optional modules that covers everything from Pompeii to the Tudors, the history of Britain, modern Chinese history or black politics in the US to the present day. You’ll even have the chance to learn Latin or Greek. This degree allows you to combine the skills of the classicist and the historian to pursue your interests across periods and cultures.
Leeds has plenty of useful resources for History and Ancient History students. The world class Brotherton Library holds a wide variety of manuscript, archive and early printed material in its Special Collections. Our other library resources are also excellent, and the University Library offers a full training programme to help you make the most of them.
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
Successful completion of Year 1 of a relevant degree course.
|A level||AAB||including A in History|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
|Pass diploma with 60 credits overall, including at least 45 credits at level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. An interview and a piece of written work may also be required. This course has additional subject specific requirements for History. Contact the Admissions Office for more information.|
|Scottish Higher||AB in Advanced Highers including A in History and AABBB in Highers, or A in History in Advanced Highers and AABBB in Highers|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||D3, M1, M1||including D3 in History|
|Extended Project||Where an applicant is taking the EPQ in a relevant subject this might be considered alongside other Level 3 qualifications and may attract an alternative offer in addition to the standard offer. If you are taking A Levels, this would be ABB at A Level including A in History and grade A in the EPQ.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||35 points||35 points overall with 16 at Higher Level including 6 in History at Higher Level|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H2, H2, H2, H2, H3, H3||including H2 in History|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||We will consider this qualification in combination with other qualifications. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||We will consider this qualification in combination with other qualifications. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.|
European Baccalaureate: 80% including 85% in History
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||6.5 overall, with no lower than 6.0 in any component|
If you're an international student and you don't meet the English language requirements for this course, you may be able to study our undergraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.
See alternative English Language qualifications we accept