BA History (V100)

2019 entry

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UCAS code V100
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees
  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £18,100 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,250 per year
Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course

About BA History

We place particular emphasis on undergraduate research. At Bristol, students 'do' history as well as read history through a mix of core units and a wide choice of primary source-based optional units. You will undertake one substantial piece of independent research each year, culminating in a final-year dissertation.

In the first year you will study medieval, early modern and modern history, exploring key themes that you may not have encountered at A-level. After this, you will pursue your own pathway through the degree, choosing from a wide range of thematic and research-oriented units.

In recent years topics have included:

  • Science and the Supernatural
  • NGOs and Humanitarianism Since 1945
  • Drink and Disorder in Early Modern England
  • Sixties America and its Aftermath

You also have the opportunity to study abroad during your second year. Recent destinations have included Australia, Europe, and the United States.

View all our History courses

See a list of all History degrees at Bristol, and find more information about the course, assessment and career prospects.

Typical offer for BA History - applicants must meet one of the following

A-level
Standard offer
AAA including History
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
ABB including A in History
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in History
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in History
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma (Humanities/Humanities and Social Sciences, Social Sciences, or Literary Studies) with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit. Distinctions may be required in specified units.
BTEC offer DDD plus A in A-level History
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AA including History, and Standard Higher: AAAAB
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade
European Baccalaureate offer85% overall, with 8.5 in History
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
No specific subjects required.
Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile B
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application. We may interview mature applicants and applicants with non-standard qualifications.

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Phone: +44 (0)117 394 1649
Email: choosebristol-ug@bristol.ac.uk

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