Royal Holloway, University of London has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Studying History is exciting and rewarding; it encourages you to appreciate the human experience in other places and at other times. Exploring what people have felt, thought and done in the past expands our self-awareness. It will help to satisfy your curiosity about the past, acquire understanding of specific periods and problems, and make discoveries. As well as an in-depth knowledge, History students also develop essential skills of analysis, argument and communication - all highly valued in today’s competitive employment market.
Our internationally renowned academics are developing the very latest thinking on historical problems; this cutting edge knowledge informs the curriculum and will enhance your learning experience. By studying at one of the largest and most influential departments in the country you will be able to choose from an exceptionally broad range of subjects, enabling you to spread your studies across the medieval and modern worlds, from Ancient Rome through to modern China, from Saladin through to Margaret Thatcher, exploring topics as diverse as the Byzantine Empire, English family life in the sixteenth century, and international terrorism in the twentieth century.
You will receive individual attention and learn in small teaching groups, whilst having access to some of the richest facilities for historical research anywhere in the world; in addition to the College’s substantial library collections, in London there are the National Archives, British Library and other libraries of the University of London.
Learn in small teaching groups from the start.
Develop analytical and communication skills.
Assessed through coursework and written exams.
Become involved in our world-leading research centres, such as the Holocaust Research Institute.
- Graduate destinations include museum curators, law and marketing.
Please refer to our website for information: https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/courses/2018/undergraduate/history/history.aspx
Your course will be assessed by a combination of examinations and in-course assignments in the form of essays or presentations
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.
|Campus name||Main Site|
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
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||ABB - AAB||
Where an applicant is taking the EPQ alongside A-levels, the EPQ will be taken into consideration and result in lower A-level grades being required.
Socio-economic factors which may have impacted an applicant’s education will be taken into consideration and alternative offers may be made to these applicants.
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D*DD||BTEC must be in a related subject.|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
|Please note that the Access to Higher Education Diploma will only be acceptable if the applicant has had a considerable break from education.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||Applicants with the Cambridge Pre-U are strongly encouraged to apply to Royal Holloway. Offers will be made on the basis of equivalent A-Level grades as can be found on the Royal Holloway website.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||We require at least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9 - 4 including English and Mathematics.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||32 points||6,5,5 at Higher Level with a minimum of 32 points overall.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H2, H2, H3, H3, H3||H2,H2,H3,H3,H3|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DD||BTEC must be in a related subject plus an A-level grade A|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||D||Plus A-levels grades A,B.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||AAB - ABB|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Requirements are as for A-levels where one non-subject-specified A-level can be replaced by the same grade in the Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate|
Combinations of qualifications will be considered on an individual basis, please contact us on email@example.com to discuss your situation.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information