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BA (Hons) History

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  • UCAS Code:
    H4F5
  • Institution:
    B50
  • Delivery:
    Full time according to Funding Council definitions

From the polite conversation of the eighteenth century coffee-house to the agitation of twentieth century acid-house, this course gives you the opportunity to explore modern British history, with a media twist. Rooted in social, cultural and political history, there is also a strong focus on Europe as well as wider global contexts.

The course sits within our Faculty of Media & Communication which means that, as well as studying history in the traditional sense, you will be using newspapers, on-line sites, sound recordings, television and film as a way of exploring a broad range of topics. Public history is also an important aspect of the course and throughout your degree you will work with a range of outside agencies such as museums, archives and heritage organisations. For your final year Graduate Project you'll work in small teams on a proposal for a public history event, this has recently included work with organisations such as Kingsleigh Primary School, Priest House Museum, The Lighthouse Poole, Wimborne Minster, Dorset History Centre and Bournemouth Civic Society.  

To complement your studies, you’ll have the opportunity to put theory into practice with a work placement: either four-weeks, if you are studying a three-year degree, or 30-weeks, if completing a four-year course. Not only will this add valuable experience to your CV, but it will help you to use the transferable skills you have already learned and ultimately improve your career options once you graduate.

You will be joining an active history community which combines both the social and the scholarly, with a lively History Society.  

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All statistics shown throughout this page are taken from Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated.

Interested in studying this course part-time? Enquire now.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2020, September 2021

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

3 years full-time with a 4 week placement or 4 years with a 30 week placement, full-time

Required subjects:

All subjects considered

Entry requirements:

For September 2020 entry: 104 - 120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

For September 2020 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in reading or writing and 5.5 in all other components, or equivalent. For more information, check out our international entry requirements.

Course details

On this course you will usually be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students. You will also benefit from regular guest lectures from industry.

Contact hours and assessment

Details of the assessment methods and contact hours for each unit of the course can be found in the programme specification.

Download the programme specification (pdf 467kb)

Placements

At BU, we recognise that placements are extremely valuable and can give you a head start when it comes to your future career. That’s why we offer every new student the opportunity to undertake a work placement as part of their course.

You could even choose to undertake your placement abroad, giving you the opportunity to develop yourself personally, academically, and professionally and gain skills to help you stand out in the job market.

Find out about BU students’ experiences on placementsAll you need to know about placements

Your application

We want astute, eager, driven students who are going to make a real difference to the course they are studying. Our students learn from each other, as well as from academic staff, so it is really important to us that you can show how much you care about the course you are interested in.

Your UCAS personal statement is a great place to do this. Tell us about your personal achievements or any relevant work experience you have done, and show us how they make you the ideal candidate for a place on the course.

How to apply

Entry requirements

Careers

Our History degree examines modern British history with a slant on the media and will provide you with an excellent understanding of the academic study of history in a modern digital age. You'll develop a range of transferable skills during your course, giving you a variety of career options once you graduate.

Careers advice, resources, events and job opportunities

Costs and fees

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. You can find full information about funding your studies and paying your fees in our undergraduate fees and funding section. That’s also where you’ll find information about the scholarships and bursaries on offer – including unlimited Academic Excellence Scholarships for UK, EU and International students.

Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise, and we’re committed to ensuring there are no hidden extra costs while you’re at university – that’s why we’re clear about what you can expect us to cover, and what your cost of living will be. 

Find out more about budgeting and living expenses

Our staff

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students, many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice which is integrated into the teaching of this course. Please note that staff can change.

What our students say

James Inge

I couldn't have had a better university experience. It's been a fascinating course with such a unique approach to history. There really is no course out there like it.