What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
preferably including History
Only accepted in combination with Scottish Advanced Highers
Preferably including History. A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable
preferably alongside History A-level. BTEC Public Services is not accepted
Preferably including grade 5 in higher level History. If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers97%
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 support£9,250
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
Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses
Explore the social, political and cultural character of the past with the renowned History degree at UEA. Examine historical shifts and transitions, how these have been constructed, represented and remembered, and how they shape life today. This course is ideal for those who believe – as we do – that history is an argument without end. The degree will prepare you to go into a huge range of professions including law, finance, teaching, the civil service, local government, and the heritage and tourism sector. Alternatively you can continue your studies with an MA, PHD or even a career in academia. You’ll explore how knowledge is constructed and manipulated, discovering how to analyse existing interpretations and arguments, and how to develop, communicate and defend arguments of your own. You will learn how to argue clearly and persuasively, analyse complex texts, and make well-informed decisions based on evidence and sources. You’ll be able to identify problems and discuss them productively, as well as listen, communicate, understand and persuade. These skills build confidence and authority, and are highly valued by employers. You will be taught by experienced and internationally-renowned academics; our modules are inspired by their research interests and expertise, which means that you will always be at the forefront of the historical debate. Our course offers remarkable breadth and variety. We have one of the highest concentrations of eminent historians outside of Oxford, Cambridge and London, specialising in subjects such as British, European, Russian and Soviet history, the Atlantic world, the Middle East and landscape history. Right from the start, you will build a solid foundation in the main periods in British and European history, from the High Middle Ages to the 20th century. In the second and third years, you’ll tailor your learning to your interests choosing from a broad range of optional modules. Throughout your studies you will hone your skills as a historian through small group seminars, lectures, your own study, and regular meetings with a member of academic staff. You will get the chance to engage with primary historical sources. You might read the first-ever work written by a Christian woman, examine a contemporary engraving of a mass execution inflicted during the 1630s, or consider the social and political power of music by African American jazz musicians in the 1930s. Some of our modules also offer exciting extended field trips. You can also study abroad in your second year, learn a new language, or broaden your studies by taking selected modules from outside the School of History.
With a wonderfully diverse range of courses and superb extra-curricular clubs and societies run by one of the most dynamic student unions in the country, UEA is a great place to both live and learn. Located in the beautiful city of Norwich it becomes no wonder UEA is consistently one of the best universities for student satisfaction.
How you'll spend your time
Sorry, we don’t have study time information to display here
How you'll be assessed
Sorry, we don’t have course assessment information to display here
What do the numbers say for
The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.
What do students think about this subject here?
Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.
Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.
UK / Non-UK
Male / Female
Full-time / Part-time
Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
Most popular subjects students studied before attending
Here's an idea of the academic background of students from previous years, to give you a flavour of the type of people who take this subject.
Government and Politics
What are graduates doing after six months?
Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?