History with English University of Plymouth

Undergraduate

Explore how our past has shaped our future through the investigation of five centuries of human history. Combine this with the study of both modern and historical literature, deepening your knowledge of critical and creative writing. Not only will you have the opportunity to study these two fascinating and complementary subjects, you will also develop analytical and communication skills highly sought after by employers.

You will expand your critical and creative writing skills, with the option to focus on modules that align with your interests. You will have the opportunity gain workplace experience with local public history and heritage sites so you can kick-start your career as soon as you graduate. Our international exchange programme also gives you the opportunity to travel and spend either a semester or an entire year exploring history with one of our partner institutions in the US or Europe.

  • Enhance your career options with a degree that helps you develop highly sought-after analytical and communication skills while you home in on your passion.

  • Expand your critical and creative writing skills, with the option to focus on modules that align with your interests.

  • Gain workplace experience with local public history and heritage sites so you can kick-start your career as soon as you graduate.

  • Plot your own course through the centuries as you take the lead in your research projects and choose areas of study from our flexible range of modules, creating a tailor-made degree.

  • Our international exchange programme gives you the opportunity to travel and spend either a semester or an entire year exploring history with one of our partner institutions in the US or Europe

  • Study both modern and historical literature, building your knowledge of different periods and cultures.

  • Explore history with your friends and course mates by joining the History Society, a lively and supportive community hosting educational and social events.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    17 September 2018

  • Duration

    3 years


Course details

Modules

In your first year, you’ll get to know the key concepts of history, studying four modules designed to give you a firm foundation in historical methodology while helping you develop practical skills. You’ll study a broad range of perspectives exploring developments in world, US, European and British history. Alongside this, you’ll learn about narrative and poetry, engage in creative writing exercises and study literary theory. You’ll also study literature in its historical and cultural contexts.

In year two you can choose from a range of modules as you develop your historical knowledge and skills. Experience visual, oral, material and archival research – undertaking interviews with living witnesses, examining visual sources and delving into original sources. You’ll combine romantic and Victorian literature with your own module choices, allowing you to focus on creative writing, autobiography, travel writing and more. You can also take the opportunity to study in the USA for up to a year. Optional modules are available this year, but may be subject to change in subsequent years.

In your final year, you’ll continue to advance your skills working alongside our expert historians in their areas of specialism. With one-to-one support, you’ll benefit from your tutor’s experience and knowledge as you create a piece of independent research on a subject of your choice based on original research and primary resources. As well as a core module on modernism, you’ll be able to choose from modules including contemporary poetry, gender and writing and literature and psychoanalysis. Optional modules are available this year, but may be subject to change in subsequent years.

The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

Assessment method

7% of assessment is by exam, 93% by coursework


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 V1Q3
Institution code P60
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points Including a minimum of 2 A Levels, including grade B in History, Art History, Ancient History, Classical Civilisation, Economics, Government & Politics or Law. General Studies accepted
A level 112 tariff points, including a minimum of 2 A Levels, including grade B in History, Art History, Ancient History, Classical Civilisation, Economics, Government & Politics or Law. General Studies accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM Subject-specific unit requirements, please refer to Institution.
Access to HE Diploma Pass a named Access to HE Diploma (e.g. Preferably History, Humanities or Combined), with at least 33 credits at Merit and/or Distinction.
Scottish Higher In combination with Advanced Highers
AS Considered in combination
Extended Project Considered in combination
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points Including Higher Level Grade 5 in History, Art History, Ancient History, Classical Civilisation, Economics, Government & Politics or Law, plus a second subject at Higher Level. English and Mathematics accepted within as GCSE equivalent
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H3, H3, H3 Including H3 or above in History, Art History, Ancient History, Classical Civilisation, Economics, Government & Politics or Law, plus English and Mathematics.
English and Maths accepted within as GCSE equivalent
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Considered in combination
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D* Subject-specific unit requirements, please refer to Institution.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Considered in combination
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Considered in combination
Scottish Advanced Higher 112 tariff points, including grade B in History, Art History, Ancient History, Classical Civilisation, Economics, Government & Politics or Law.
English and Maths accepted within as GCSE equivalent
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Considered in combination

GCSE Maths and English Grade C/4 or above required.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 With 5.5 in all elements.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * 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

* Please note fees are subject to change - for all information about tuition fees, please visit our fees and funding pages. ** International fees, please visit our fees and funding pages. *** ‘Islands’ refers to fees for both the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.