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History at Sheffield has all the academic rigour you’d expect from a Russell Group university – the department is ranked third in the UK for research in this discipline (Research Excellence Framework 2014) and you will be involved in research projects right from the start. But what makes our history degrees really stand out is our passion for bringing history to life.
Our history department, and the Faculty of Arts and Humanities in general, are innovators in the field of public engagement, particularly the use of digital technology to give people access to historical records, texts and research. Our students are closely involved with this work, which is great preparation for a career as an archivist, broadcaster, writer or museum curator.
Our Department of Politics, where you will spend roughly half your time, is one of the very best in the UK. The Times Good University Guide 2018 puts us in the top 10. Staff here pioneered an undergraduate module that’s accredited and co-taught by the House of Commons. The idea has since been imitated all over the world.
When you’re not in seminars, you’ll be able to work on projects such as our New Histories blog and WikiAmerica. There are opportunities to take part in volunteering projects with a history focus. You could go on work placement with a heritage or culture organisation. This emphasis on communicating ideas is why you will find Sheffield history graduates working for organisations such as the Imperial War Museum, the National Archives, BBC Online and the Guardian.
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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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||AAB||typically including A in History or Classical Civilisation|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDD||typically in combination with A in A Level History|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
P: 0 credits
|60 credits overall in a relevant subject typically including Distinctions in History units|
|Scottish Higher||AAABB||plus grade B typically in History at Scottish Advanced Highers|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||D3, D3, M2||typically including D3 in History|
|Extended Project||B||plus ABB typically including an A in History|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||34 points||typically including 6 in Higher Level History|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H1, H1, H1, H2||typically including H1 in History|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DD||typically in combination with grade A in A Level History|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||B||typically in History plus grades AAABB in Scottish Highers|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||B||plus AA typically including History or Classical Civilisation|
GCSE English at grade C or grade 4
Entry requirements should also be read alongside our other Admissions policies at: www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/policies
English Baccalaureate policy
We do not require the English Baccalaureate for entry to our undergraduate degrees. For more details, please see our full policy statement which can be found at the following link: www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/policies/englishbacc
A Level reform in England: Practical skills are a crucial part of science education and the University of Sheffield will expect students to pass the practical element of any science A Level taken. Where applicants are applying for science and related degrees, this is likely to be made explicit in the offers they will receive.
Please visit http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/policies/reform for further information on qualification reform.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Bursaries – max available £1,250. The University of Sheffield Bursary is available to all home students who have a household income of £40,000 or less. We use the details you submit to Student Finance and UCAS to assess your entitlement for a bursary. You don’t need to apply; if you’re eligible you’ll receive an award for each year of your course. £0-£25,000 - £1,000 £25,001-£30,000 - £500 £30,001-£40,000 - £250. As well as the above you may be eligible for an additional £250 per year depending on your household income, postcode and grades. Check our Student Funding Calculator to see what you could get. Further information: www.sheffield.ac.uk/funding Enhanced Bursaries – max available £4,500 If you are a care leaver, care for an ill or disabled family member or are estranged from your parents or guardian you may be eligible for an enhanced bursary of £4,500 per year. Scholarships - The University of Sheffield offers a number of scholarships to help you fund your studies and enhance your learning experience. Use our Student Funding Calculator to check which scholarships you could be eligible for. Further information: www.sheffield.ac.uk/funding