History (with Foundation Year option) (BA (Hons))

the United Kingdom

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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
3 - 5 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 15250 per year

All study options

About History (with Foundation Year option) at Bournemouth University

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 Wimborne Minster, Dorset History Centre, Christchurch Cathedral and Bournemouth Civic Society 
  • Gain valuable experience during a four week or optional 30-week placement. Work with organisations such as Dorset History Centre, Huntley Film Archives and ABA Antiques
  • This course received an impressive 94% satisfaction rating from our final year students.

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. 

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. 

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBA (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 - 5 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250 per yearInternational course feesGBP 15250 per year

Notes about fees for this course

  • Foundation Year September 2021 and September 2022 entry: £9,250 (UK, ROI & CI only)
  • Placement year: £850

For fees and funding information please visit www.bournemouth.ac.uk/ug-funding

Entry requirements

For September 2021 and September 2022 entry: This course requires 104–120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. We are happy to consider a combination of qualifications and grades to meet the overall tariff, for example A-levels A*CC, ABC, BBB or BCC, BTECs DDM or DMM. 

International entry requirements: 

For September 2021 and September 2022 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.

Foundation Year Entry Requirements for September 2021 and September 2022 entry: 48 - 72 UCAS tariff points.

Don't meet the entry requirements?

Consider a Foundation or Pathway course at Bournemouth University to prepare for your chosen course:

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