Sheffield Hallam University

History Sheffield Hallam University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Develop a global view on the making of the modern world since the late eighteenth century.

• Acquire and develop a range of cognitive, practical and professional skills.
• Approach the study of history from a variety of theoretical perspectives and introduce you to a variety of themes, including nationalism, imperialism, race, gender, orientalism, and globalisation.
• Think critically about how the past is understood and interpreted and how it relates to the present.

Experience a broad range of approaches to historical study before creating a pathway through the degree to suit your interests. The breadth of our programme sweeps from the Americas through Britain and Europe, to Africa, Asia and Australia.

How you learn
Most teaching takes place within a group and takes the form of a mixture of tutor input, group and individual activities and student reflection.

You learn through:

• large-group lectures
• small-group seminars and workshops
• group work activities

Work placements
You will have the opportunity to take a module in your second year that includes a work placement. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. Previous placements have included local primary and secondary schools, local museums such as Kelham Island Industrial Museum, other heritage organisations and local businesses.

Field trips
As well as learning history in the classroom through lectures and seminars, you also learn on field trips to places such as Manchester People's History Museum, the Museum of London and in the archives and in computer suites with access to a range of academic digital collections.

The transferrable skills of the historian are highly valued by employers. This course prepares you for a career in

•local government
•financial services

Course details


Year 1 compulsory modules
Enlightenment And Revolutions - 20 credits
Growth And Transformation: Britain In The World Economy, C. 1770-2000 - 20 credits
Making History: Sex And Gender In The Archives - 20 credits
Nations, Regions And Borders In Modern Europe, C.1860-1939 - 20 credits
The Making Of Modern Britain, 1780-1918 - 20 credits

Year 1 elective modules
Empires And Encounters - 20 credits
Foreign Language - 20 credits

Year 2 compulsive module
The Historian And Research - 20 credits

Year 2 elective modules
Applied History: Work And Community - 40 credits
Britain Between The Wars: Crisis, Transformation And The People, 1918-1939 - 20 credits
Eastern Europe 1945-1989 - 20 credits
Foreign Language - 20 credits
Germany, 1890 - 1933: From Reich To Republic - 20 credits
History In Practice - 20 credits
London: Literary And Historical Perspectives 1728-1914 - 20 credits
Race: Difference And Power In The Modern World - 20 credits
Slavery And Anti-Slavery In The British Atlantic, 1763-1838 - 20 credits
The City Of London And The British Economy Since 1870 - 20 credits
The Cold War Era - 20 credits
Total War And European Society, 1792-1945 - 20 credits

Final year compulsory module
Dissertation - 40 credits

Final year elective modules
American Politics And Society Since 1968 - 20 credits
Australia - From Penal Settlement To Nation, 1788-2000 - 20 credits
Chartism: Working-Class Politics And Culture In Britain, 1838-48 - 20 credits
Citizenship, Violence And Race: Germans And Africans In Colonial And Postcolonial Encounters - 20 credits
European Orientalism: Encounters With Asia And The Middle East 1800-C1950 - 20 credits
Foreign Language - 20 credits
India And The British Raj, 1765-1947 - 20 credits
Industrial Warfare And The Great War, 1914 To 1918 - 20 credits
Insurgency And Counterinsurgency Since 1857 - 20 credits
Modern Armenia: Genocide, Nation, Diaspora - 20 credits
Northern Soul: Constructing Regional Identities In The North Of England 1800-Present - 20 credits
Rise And Decline Of Soviet Communism - 20 credits
South Africa In The Twentieth Century - 20 credits
The Third Reich And Its Aftermath: Germany, 1933-1961 - 20 credits

Assessment method

Coursework and exams

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

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Course code V100
Institution code S21
Campus name Main Site
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 80 points 80 UCAS points, including 48 points from two A levels or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.
Access to HE Diploma At least 45 credits at level 3 from a relevant Open College Network accredited course.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English at grade C or 4.

We also consider other qualifications from the UCAS tariff.

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English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 With a minimum of 5.5 in all skills.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £13,250 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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Sheffield Hallam University
City Campus
Howard Street
S1 1WB

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