This degree will open your mind to the past, present and future, with topics that stretch from the birth of civilisation right up to the present day.
At a Glance
UCAS Institution Name and Code
A Level: AAA-AAB
IB: 35-37 points
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We have one of the most comprehensive and broad-ranging history degrees available, offering flexibility to choose the options that fascinate you most.
Our expertise spans centuries and continents, covering British and European history, as well as the history of North and South America, and South and East Asia.
You will explore and evaluate different forms of historical evidence, and develop skills in critical analysis, communication and research.
You benefit from the historic resources in the University Library's Special Collections and University-led Great North Museum.
Highlights of this degree
Quality and rankingQuality and ranking
History at Newcastle ranks in the top 20 UK universities in The Complete University Guide 2017.
Flexible degree structureFlexible degree structure
This degree offers you flexibility to follow your own interests rather than follow a prescribed course of study.
See the Course Details for details of the wide variety of topics you can choose from.
You can also take topics from other subjects within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, such as:
- a modern language
Study abroadStudy abroad
Studying abroad as part of your degree is a fun, challenging experience that will broaden your cultural horizons.
It will increase your employability and help you acquire a range of practical life skills. It's also a chance to improve your language skills and develop an international network of friends.
UK and EU students have the opportunity to take part in a study abroad exchange in either Stage 2 or Stage 3.
You can study in a European country, including:
You can also choose to study in a non-European country, such as Australia, the USA or Hong Kong.
Facilities and support
As a history student, you will be based in our School of History, Classics and Archaeology in the Armstrong Building.
You'll have access to excellent facilties, including:
- an award-winning Library Service, including historical Special Collections used in our teaching
- dedicated historical libraries and library collections such as the Cowen Library, Classics Library, Shefton Collection and the Gertrude Bell Archive
- world-class treasures at the University-led, multiple award-winning Great North Museum
- Northern Centre for the History of Medicine
You'll be supported by a personal tutor throughout your degree