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History

BA
  • UCAS code V100
  • Option 3 years full time
  • Year of entry 2020

The course

Studying History is exciting and rewarding; it encourages you to appreciate the surprising variety of human experience. And at the same time, it sharpens your skills of analysis, argument and communication, helping you to become someone others rely on for persuasive arguments and sound judgement.

Right from the start, you will choose your own path through our thought-provoking landscapes, from Magna Carta to modern China, exploring topics as diverse as the Byzantine Empire, Tudor queenship, or international terrorism in the twentieth century.

In your second and final years, you will have the opportunity to develop your own interests along with chances to do sustained independent research. At the same time, there are chances to explore and try new things all the way to the final term.

Studying in the shadow of Windsor Castle and Runnymede allows you meet history face-to-face, with access to the unique archives and collections held in our libraries and the unparalleled libraries, museums, and historic sites of London not far away. Our friendly system of small-group teaching offers the chance to get to know and work with leading researchers and world experts in your subject from the first weeks of your degree.

Our flexible degree programmes enable you to apply to take a Placement Year, which can be spent studying abroad, working or carrying out voluntary work. You can even do all three if you want to (minimum of three months each)! To recognise the importance of this additional skills development and university experience, your Placement Year will be formally recognised on your degree certificate and will contribute to your overall result. Please note conditions may apply if your degree already includes an integrated year out, please contact the Careers & Employability Service for more information. Find out more

  • Learn in small teaching groups from the start.
  • Develop analytical and communication skills.
  • Choose from a huge range of modules at other University of London colleges
  • Become involved in our world-leading research centres, such as the Holocaust Research Institute.
  • Graduate destinations include museum curators, law and marketing.
95%

overall student satisfaction

Source: National Student Survey, 2019

Top 20

in the UK for History

Source: Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2020

8th

in the UK for the impact of our research

Source: THE, REF, Institutions ranked by subject, 2014

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