BA History (V100)

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UCAS code V100
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees 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
Number of applicants accepted for 2016/17 239

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 themes that you may not have encountered at A-level: medieval, early modern and imperial history. 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:

  • Ancient and Modern Paganism
  • Human Rights in History
  • Drink and Disorder in Early Modern England
  • Sixties America and its Aftermath

You also have the opportunity to study abroad in Australia, Europe, or the United States in the second teaching block (semester) of your second year.

More about History

Find out more about studying History at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.

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 points 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 points 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 (with a relevant Humanities/Social Science focus) with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit. Distinctions may be required in specific 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 for 2018 entry.
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: Considered but places are limited to ensure fairness to applicants applying the following year

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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