What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
A Level Grade B in History
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128-136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers91%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial supportNot available
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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You will engage with a range of exciting and challenging topics including the development of British and European society, political and social activism, and numerous modules focusing on specific historical events such as the Irish Revolution and the Vietnam War. You will be taught by research-active academics who will encourage you to think critically about the past while also engaging actively with the world around you. You will have the opportunity to give your career the edge by studying abroad in either the USA or Europe. You will learn how history is applied in the real world by studying a specific graduate future module, which allows you to apply your skills to the voluntary and public sectors, or the business world, and to take part in a work placement.
Year 1: The study of history; themes in historical interpretation; skills in historical and critical studies; modern Europe; regional history; progress and modernism; contemporary Europe and the world; the historian's craft: information technology; European language option. Year 2: Practice of history: explanations; the practice of history: information technology; medieval Europe; early modern Europe. Options including: cultural history; history and sociology; Italian fascism; land, power and money 800-1500. Year 3: Historiographical study; history dissertation; special subject; options.
At Northumbria you will be in Newcastle, one of the best student cities in the UK. Think culture, shopping, music, sport, nightlife and cost, with a students' union that is one of the best in the country, voted Union of the Year in 2011. One in seven people living in the city is a student. Plus this is a university where over 90% of graduates go into employment or further study.
How you'll spend your time
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How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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Government and Politics
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