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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
3 - 4 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 13750 per year

All study options

About History at Bournemouth University

From the polite conversation of the eighteenth century coffeehouse to the agitation of twentieth century acid-house, this course gives you the opportunity to explore modern British history, with a media twist. Rooted in social, cultural and political history, there is also a strong focus on Europe as well as wider global contexts.

The course sits within our Faculty of Media & Communication which means that, as well as studying history in the traditional sense, you will be using newspapers, online sites, sound recordings, television and film as a way of exploring a broad range of topics. Public history is an important aspect of the course and throughout your degree you will work with a range of outside agencies such as museums, archives and heritage organisations. Besides essays and exams, our assessment methods include exhibitions, posters, websites, podcasts and blogs.

To complement your studies, you’ll have the opportunity to put theory into practice with a work placement of either four or 30 weeks. Not only will this add valuable experience to your CV, it will also help you to use the transferable skills you have already learned and ultimately improve your career options.

You will be joining an active history community that combines both the social and the scholarly, with a lively History Society and membership of our internationally renowned Centre for Media History.

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 - 4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250 per yearInternational course feesGBP 13750 per year

Notes about fees for this course

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

Entry requirements

For September 2019 entry: The entry requirements for this course are 104 - 120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: 112 tariff points (Grade DMM).

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

For September 2020 entry: The entry requirements for this course are 104 - 120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: 112 tariff points (Grade DMM).

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 6.0 in reading or writing and 5.5 in all other components, or equivalent.

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