History with Foundation Year (BA (Hons))

the United Kingdom

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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 14045 per year

All study options

About History with Foundation Year at University of Derby

History is a subject for anyone with a sense of curiosity and a desire for a deeper understanding of the world around them.

  • Choose our foundation year route if you want to strengthen your knowledge and skills before you progress to stage one of the BA (Hons) History degree
  • Explore the broad sweep of British, European and global history from the Renaissance to the twentieth century
  • Undertake fieldwork at historical locations ranging from country houses to industrial cities
  • Share your passion for the past by organising and marketing a high-profile public history conference
  • Benefit from the support of a dedicated and enthusiastic teaching team who are published experts in their field
  • Develop an impressive set of critical, theoretical and transferable skills which will give you a real advantage in securing a graduate career.

History has the power to make us question who we are, how we have come to act the way we do, and the experiences that have shaped people's lives in the past. Studying History will turn you into a critical thinker, ready to challenge received wisdoms.

This course provides you with a firm grounding in the skills and knowledge you need and introduces you to the subject of history, enabling you to achieve your full honours degree in four years.

A deep sense of perspective

With particular emphasis on modern and contemporary history, this course is academically rigorous, intellectually stimulating and politically relevant. As well as covering broad historical themes, you will explore a wide range of specific topics - everything from the First World War to the history of medicine and nineteenth-century slums.

You will also explore the history of non-European societies, with modules spanning the history of China, the Cold War and the impact of European imperial rule in Africa and Asia.

Raise your profile

In a unique project, you will inspire others by organising and marketing a public history conference and presenting your research to a wider audience. Topics explored at this conference have included the experience of British prisoners-of-war during the First World War, the fight against the Apartheid regime in South Africa, and gay riots in 1960s America.

At our 2014 Public History Conference, students attracted TV and radio coverage with their thought-provoking papers on forgotten aspects of the Great War. They will now see their work in print as published scholars: the conference proceedings are set to be published by an academic publishing house.

Inspirational projects

You will use your research and creative skills to interpret the past for the benefit of the wider community. We provide exciting opportunities for projects involving international arts and heritage organisations, including work placements.

Explore history outside the classroom

We offer study visits and fieldtrips to bring your learning to life. You will explore the practical and intellectual applications of history in museums, art galleries, country houses, parks and heritage sites.

Recent visits have taken us to the Imperial War Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the city of Chester and the urban heartland of Manchester. And, of course, Derbyshire is the ideal location to study history - with its rich industrial past and thriving heritage industry, including a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Study in America

You can spend part of your second stage in America, experiencing a different academic culture and deepening your global perspectives. You will study at one of our partner universities:

  • Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Keene State College, New Hampshire
  • Longwood University, Virginia

Real world learning

You will also have opportunities to engage in 'real-world learning

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 study find out
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250 per yearInternational course feesGBP 14045 per year

Entry requirements

UCAS points

  • 72 (up to 16 from AS-levels)

Specific requirements at A-level

  • N/A

Specific requirements at GCSE

  • GCSE Maths and English are preferred, however if you don't have these qualifications you will be able to undertake Maths and English at L2 as part of your course of study.

IELTS

  • 6.0 (with 5.5 in each skills area)

Interview / Audition

  • N/A

Portfolio

  • N/A

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