University of Nottingham

Ancient History and History University of Nottingham Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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This joint honours course enables you to take a long chronological view of the development of various societies. You will look at the ancient, medieval and modern worlds, learn to think critically about them and discover the challenges and rewards of studying different historical periods.

Course details


Students undertake 120 credits in each year. During year one, in Ancient History you will take two core modules on Greece and Rome and one other 20 credit module, and in History you will take our innovative core module, Learning History as well as two core survey modules. In year two you will take the History core module, The Contemporary World Since 1945, plus two more 20 credit modules. In Ancient History you will take an Extended Source Study designed to help you in your 3rd year dissertation, in addition to two other 20 credit modules, including an option to continue studying an ancient language. In year three you can either specialise in either Ancient History or History, or divide your time equally between the two departments. You can choose to take your dissertation in either department.

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 V117
Institution code N84
Campus name University Park Campus
Campus code -

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 Not accepted
A level AAB Including A in History. General Studies and Critical Thinking not accepted.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Applications assessed on an individual basis, please contact the University.
Access to HE Diploma Considered on an individual basis. Please contact the School for further information. GCSE English at grade C or above is also required.
Scottish Higher AABBB Including History with grade A. This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Advanced Higher grades AA including History.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, M1, M2 Including History at D3.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 34 points with a minimum of 6 points in History at Higher level.
Scottish Advanced Higher AA Including History with grade A and Scottish Highers AABBB including History with grade A.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) A plus grades AB at A level including History.

European Baccalaureate - 80% overall including 80% in History,
GCSE requirements - English grade C ( numeric grade 4)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
International £18,420 * 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

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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University of Nottingham
University Park

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Undergraduate admissions

+44 (0)115 951 4749