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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
3 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study
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Course starts
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International course fees
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About History at Newcastle University

Course Overview

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


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Degree Awarded
BA Honours

Course Duration
3 Years

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Entry Requirements
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 ranking

Quality and ranking

History at Newcastle ranks in the top 20 UK universities in The Complete University Guide 2017.

Flexible degree structure

Flexible 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:

  • archaeology
  • classics
  • politics
  • philosophy
  • a modern language

Study abroad

Study 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:

  • France
  • Italy
  • Finland
  • Slovenia

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

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 study find outHow long you will study3 years
    Course starts find outDomestic course feesGBP 9250 per yearInternational course fees find out

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements
A Level: AAA-AAB
IB: 35-37 points

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