What will I learn?

History is not a plain narrative of events, it is an attempt to discover how and why our own world emerged. Studying undergraduate History is an exciting chance to investigate global unfamiliar territory and to question some of the myths, preconceptions and prejudices that surround the subject. We offer a wide choice of specialist undergraduate courses taught by academic staff world-renowned for their teaching and research. The size and quality of the History Department enables us to offer you a wide range of options to study across the medieval, early modern and modern periods, and over a vast geographical span. Historians in other University Departments expand the range of modules on offer, notably in the fields of Byzantine and African history, which broaden your learning opportunities even further.Much of your first year at university will consist of the foundational study of core subjects. Choice increases as your studies progress and we encourage you to tailor your studies to suit your own historical interests. **Why study this course?***1st in the UK * Times Higher Education ranked the Department of History 1st in the country for its performance in the latest Research Excellence Framework exercise**Present Day Application** - We believe in history as a practical and engaged endeavour that speaks to questions of social inequality, community belonging and even climate change. As a Birmingham student you have opportunities to learn about the uses of history whether through modules such as Public History or through placements in the heritage sector. **Unparalleled Opportunities** – Equipping you with skills that employers value is a priority for us. Make use of free language tuition and Arts Internships. **Become a Specialist** – Indulge in a wide range of specialist optional modules from medieval to modern periods, over a vast geographical area, taught by our renowned academic staff. Our unusually large number of teaching staff means that you'll have a wide range of optional modules.**Bury Yourself in a Book** – Explore our Cadbury Research Libraries collections consist of over 200,000 rare books dating from 1471 and more than four million manuscript items.**Rewarding Student Experience** - At Birmingham we believe that teaching hours should be complemented by a wide-range of academic opportunities and social occasions. Join our history department community you'll have access to, among many other things, a student experience team who co-ordinate performances, talks, trips, podcasts, quizzes and celebrations and bespoke academic writing advice.

Which department am I in?

Department of History

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£19,740.00 (US$ 26,755) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

19 September 2022


Main Site

Academic and Student Division,


B15 2TT, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Required subjects and grades: A level in chosen language for Higher routes, grade B in GCSE foreign language for Beginners route. GCSE Mathematics and English at grade 6/B.General Studies not accepted as one of three A2s, but a good performance may be taken into account if you fail to meet the conditions of the offer and have General Studies as a fourth A2.

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


About University of Birmingham

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  • One of the world’s top research-intensive universities
  • Based in Europe’s youngest city
  • 5 colleges offering hundreds of study options
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