What will I learn?

Our undergraduate BA History degree offers you a huge range of history modules, stretching around the world and across thousands of years. The degree combines this wide choice with a carefully structured framework which will help you to build your skills as a historian year on year.Our expertise underpins our teaching. We are one of the very few history departments in the UK to include archaeologists, classicists and historians working on every period from prehistoric humans to Ancient Greece to medieval, early modern and modern societies. Our expertise encompasses much of the globe, with over 40 specialists in, for example, Ancient Rome, medieval Byzantium, colonial India and modern China, as well as Tudor London, Nazi Germany, and much more. You will be able to pursue interests in British, European and global history, and explore themes within histories of ‘race’, migration, gender and sexuality.The BA History gives you the opportunity to acquire analytical skills and critical approaches that will enable you to assess historical evidence for yourself and question accepted wisdom about the past. You will enhance your career prospects by developing the ability to formulate and communicate your own ideas effectively. We help you to develop these skills systematically through three 'How to' modules which form the backbone of the degree. For these modules you will join other students and experienced historians to explore the study of the past together.‘The historian's task is not simply to discover the past but to explain it, and in doing so to provide a link with the present.’ (Professor Eric Hobsbawm, former Birkbeck historian)**Highlights**- We are an international centre of excellence. Since 2001 we have consistently been in the top ten departments evaluated by the Research Excellence Framework (REF).- Situated in historic Bloomsbury, we are at the heart of academic London with access to unparalleled research resources. Situated very close by are: the Institute of Historical Research and the Institute of Classical Studies, with their specialist libraries, training facilities and seminars; the British Museum and other world-class galleries and museums; and the British Library, the largest national library in the world.- The Department of History, Classics and Archaeology is home to thriving student societies and a number of affiliated research centres that actively run seminars, conferences and other events where some of the world's best scholars present their latest research.- Get a flavour of the Department through the wide range of free online and in-person seminars, workshops and tasters; check out our Discover the Past and Taster programmes as well as events at the Raphael Samuel History Centre, a leading centre for public history which the Department co-directs.

Which department am I in?

History, Classics and Archaeology

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,560.00 (US$ 20,040) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

October 2022

Venue

Main Site

Malet Street,

London,

Camden,

WC1E 7HX, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are generally required to have: High School Diploma with a GPA of 3.0/4.0 PLUS one of the following: 2 or 3 AP (Advanced Placement) Examinations (Group A subjects) with grades of 4 or more AND 3 SAT Subject Tests with a minimum of 600 points each; for programmes with subject requirements, SAT Subject Tests should be in relevant subjects; Old SAT (Reasoning Test) with a combined score of 1,800/2,400 with 600 in each SAT section ; OR 2-3 APs (as above); for programmes with subject requirements, SAT Subject Tests should be in relevant subjects OR American College Testing (ACT) Programme with a composite score of at least 27 AND SAT Subject Tests OR APs (as above). An Associate Degree from a good institution with a GPA of at least 3.2/4.0 can be considered for entry onto a Bachelor’s degree. Please note that combinations of any of the above qualifications are also acceptable (e.g. an applicant with a HSGD, an SATR score of 1700 and two AP exams with appropriate scores for the course would meet minimum entry requirements).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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