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What will I learn?

At Bristol you will become part of our community of historians. Our undergraduates ‘do’ history as well as read history through a mix of broad survey units, specialist option units, and independent research projects. As a large department we are able to offer a broad-ranging and diverse curriculum; with a large number of optional units at every level we encourage our students to find and pursue their own passions. Original research inspires all our teaching and the degree programme culminates with students producing a substantial final-year dissertation on a topic of their choice.Across your degree you will be introduced to major themes in medieval, early modern and modern history. Our department includes historians of Britain and Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australasia, and even Antarctica. Small-group seminars are embedded at every stage of the degree to encourage deep analysis and debate around key sources, themes, and questions. Students will also attend lectures, workshops, and tutorials, where they can draw upon the rich expertise of our academic staff.In recent years first year optional topics have included:SlaveryModern RevolutionsGender in the Modern WorldTwentieth-century AmericaWar and Society.You will spend your third year abroad, studying in English at one of our partner universities overseas. You will develop excellent critical and communication skills that will prepare you for a wide range of professions and develop your global citizenship. To find out more about studying abroad, visit Global Opportunities: bristol.ac.uk/global-opportunities/go-abroad/Whether you are interested in cultural history or political history, the very recent past or the pre-modern world, you will be able to explore the topics that inspire you and fire your imagination.

Which department am I in?

School of Humanities

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£21,100.00 (US$ 25,448) per year
This is a fixed fee

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

Start date

September 2023

Venue

Main Site

Senate House,

Tyndall Avenue,

Bristol,

BS8 1TH, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The International Foundation Programme (IFP) is for international students whose first language is not English. Run by our Centre for Academic Language and Development, the one-year programme will prepare you for the undergraduate degree of your choice through tailored English language and academic units. High school diploma: We will consider applicants with a high school diploma (or equivalent) with a GPA of 3.2 minimum (3.4 for competitive courses) and a total of three from the following list: New SAT (evidence-based reading and writing section only) with a minimum of 650; ACT with a minimum score of 24; Any AP subject(s) with a score of at least 4 (more commonly 5); A full-year honors-level course at B+ or a full-year college-level course at B+ or higher; each AP counts towards the three; acceptable examples would include three APs, or two APs and one SAT. Some courses require a specific test score: Any course asking for maths must have specifically AP Calculus BC at grade 5. Engineering courses accept either AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, both AP Physics C, AP Chemistry, or AP Computer Science tests to meet the subject requirement. AP and SAT results can be sent to Bristol via the College Board code 5371. High school diploma and foundation/bridging programme: Applicants who have completed the high school diploma combined with a successfully completed appropriate foundation/bridging programme will be considered for admission to our bachelor’s degree courses. Associate’s degree: An associate’s degree is acceptable for direct entry onto our bachelor’s degree courses. For courses with A-level requirements of A*A*A, a GPA of 3.4 or better is required; For courses with A-level requirements of A*AA, a GPA of 3.3 or better is required; For courses with A-level requirements of AAA, a GPA of 3.2 or better is required; For courses with A-level requirements of AAB, a GPA of 3.1 or better is required; For courses with A-level requirements of ABB, a GPA of 3.0 or better is required. IB Diploma or A-levels: Applicants with the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or A-levels will be considered for direct admission to our bachelor’s degree courses; First year of university Applicants who have successfully completed the first year of a US university degree will be considered for admission to the first year of our bachelor’s degree courses; Students need to have IELTS 6.0 overall with either listening or speaking at 6.5, with no skill below 6.0.

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

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About University of Bristol

The University of Bristol is a prestigious and globally renowned research university, with an international community of students, staff and alumni.

  • Ranked 10th amongst UK universities (QS, 2022)
  • Ranked 62nd best university in the world (QS, 2022)
  • Top 5 in the UK for research (THE analysis of REF, 2021)
  • 27,000 students from over 150 countries

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