Undergraduate prospectus

History, BA Hons

Let the historical setting of our Greenwich Campus inspire your studies of British, European and world history.

Why study this at Greenwich?

  • The programme allows students to specialise in national and international history with the option of incorporating courses from a variety of other subjects such as politics, English, sociology or a foreign language
  • Study history at a World Heritage Site, itself a living legacy of British scientific, maritime and imperial history. We take full advantage of our historically and culturally rich location and proximity to central London, incorporating visits to museums and archives
  • Our teaching is actively driven by our research interests and publications
  • Explore a wide range of topics, including genocide, gender, the Ottoman Empire, the World Wars and maritime and environmental history
  • Opportunity for work placement (Year 2 or 3) and/or a dissertation (Year 3). The work placement strengthens professional skills and offers experience of working in a history-related profession

UCAS points

104 (view full requirements)

Course/institution codes

V100 G BA/Hist

Department

History, Politics & Social Sciences

Location

Attendance

  • 3 years full-time
  • 6 years part-time
  • 4 years sandwich

This programme allows you to specialise in national and international history with the option of also incorporating courses from a variety of other subjects such as politics, English, sociology or a foreign language. 

You will study history at a World Heritage Site, itself a living legacy of British scientific, maritime and imperial history. We take full advantage of our historically and culturally rich location and proximity to central London, incorporating visits to museums and archives into our courses.

Our teaching is actively driven by our research interests and publications and the programme explores a wide range of topics, including genocide, gender, the Ottoman empire, the World Wars and maritime and environmental history.

Work placement

You will also have the opportunity to undertake a work placement (Year 2 or 3) and/or a dissertation (Year 3). The work placement allows you to develop practical and professional skills and to gain practical experience of working a history-related profession.

Coursework

The dissertation enables you to work on a topic of your own choosing and to put into practice the skills of analysis and research developed in Years 1 and 2.

Outcomes

The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide students with a substantial grounding in modern British, European and world history and to nurture open, creative and critical thinkers who are able to apply these qualities of mind in a variety of intellectual contexts
  • To encourage an appreciation of the nature of historical enquiry and the links between history and other disciplines
  • To provide a structure and an environment in which skills relevant to citizenship, employability and lifelong learning may be developed.

What you will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

Come visit us

You can find out a lot about a university online, but to really get a feel for what it's like to live and study here you should come and visit. Come take a look at our historic campuses in London and Kent.

Next Open Day coming soon

The best way to find out about student life at the University of Greenwich is to join one of our amazing Open Days. You get to look around the campus, view our student accommodation, and speak with staff and students to get your questions answered. Parents are very welcome too!

Come and see why Greenwich is the ideal university for you.

Can’t make it? Don’t worry!

We host events regularly, so there will be more opportunities to visit very soon.

Entry requirements

 Applicants from a UK educational background:

  • 104 UCAS points from A-levels
  • GCSEs in English (language or literature) and mathematics at grade C / 4 or above.

We accept alternative qualifications including:

  • BTEC/National Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Scottish Highers 
  • Irish Highers.

General studies is not normally accepted.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

 Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

Further to showing equivalent qualifications to UK applicants, international applicants must have successfully completed 11 or 12 years of full time education, and demonstrated competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C). If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

For more information, contact international@gre.ac.uk or +44 20 8331 8136.

 In addition:

  • You may be invited to an interview
  • We welcome applications from mature students.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Fees information International fees

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Additional information

Assessment

Assessment is through examinations and coursework tasks including:

  • Individual and group projects
  • Presentations
  • Critical reviews
  • Portfolios
  • Conventional analytical essays.

Careers

Graduates from this programme can pursue careers in research, teaching, administration and government, librarianship and information services, museums and heritage management, journalism, publishing or the arts. Some career options may require further study.

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