Why study BA (Hons) History at BU?

  • 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 
  • In addition to traditional essays and exams, you'll be assessed through exhibitions, posters, websites, podcasts, blogs and even a mock peace conference 
  • Engage with public history working with a range of outside agencies including museums, archives and heritage organisations 
  • Develop a proposal for a public history event, working with organisations such as Bournemouth Blind Society, BCP council, National Motor Museum and the Museum of East Dorset
  • Gain valuable experience during a four week or optional 30-week placement. Work with organisations such as Dorset History Centre, Huntley Film Archives, Highcliffe Castle, RNLI and ABA Antiques
  • This course received an impressive 100% satisfaction rating from our final year students
  • Bournemouth University is ranked in the top 10 universities for History in the Guardian University Guide 2023

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Find out more about the content of this course.

Foundation Year: We have a Foundation Year option for UK students who do not meet the entry requirements for the degree course. This additional year of study will give you a grounding in the media & communication skills required for this course, building your confidence, knowledge and skills for further study. After successful completion of the Foundation Year, you will progress to the full degree. 

Where could a History degree take you?

Our BA (Hons) History degree aims to develop critically informed, skilled, enterprising and resourceful graduates who can enter a range of career paths including teachers, heritage workers, archivists and researchers alongside a variety of other professions from banking and PR work to journalism and the Civil Service. 

Key information

Next start date:

September 2023, September 2024

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

3 years full-time with a 4-week placement, or 4 years full-time with a 30-week placement. Foundation Year: 4 years full-time with a 4-week placement, or 5 years full-time with a 30-week placement

Required subjects:

All subjects considered

Entry requirements:

For September 2023 entry: 104 - 120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. Foundation Year: 48-72 UCAS tariff points. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

For September 2023 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.