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Main entry requirements
The A Level entry criteria detailed is the qualification range within which the University will normally make offers. Most offers we make are normally at the top of the range, but we take all aspects of an application into consideration and applicants receive a personalised offer. Combinations with other listed qualifications are acceptable and others not listed may also be acceptable – please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The BTEC entry criteria detailed is the qualification range within which the University will normally make offers. Most offers we make are normally at the top of the range, but we take all aspects of an application into consideration and applicants receive a personalised offer. Combinations with other listed qualifications are acceptable and others not listed may also be acceptable – please contact email@example.com
The tariff entry criteria detailed is the qualification range within which the University will normally make offers. Most offers we make are normally at the top of the range, but we take all aspects of an application into consideration and applicants receive a personalised offer. Combinations of qualifications are acceptable and other qualifications not listed may also be acceptable.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 80-104 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers96%
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£9,000
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
History is essential to understanding ourselves and the world in which we live. It’s not about the ‘dead past’. After all, we’re not at the end of history; we’re in the middle of it. Our History degree will offer you new perspectives on the past. You’ll examine history from the close of the European middle ages to the present day. USW’s History degree covers British and European history, the Americas from the colonial period to the present, and aspects of global history from Chile to China and back again. We place emphasis on ‘doing’ history. This means developing your skills in gathering and evaluating evidence, and learning how to build arguments that are rational and well-presented.
In the first year of your History degree, we introduce you to some major historical themes and show you how new approaches and new topics can illuminate the past. Year One •Introduction to History •The Atlantic and Making of the Modern World 1 & 2 •Nations and Empires: The Making of Modern Europe, 1750-present •Crime, Vice and Lowlife in the Nineteenth Century •Science, Magic and Discovery in Early Modern Europe The second and third years of the history degree allow you to specialise in areas that most interest you. Year Two •Approaches to History (20 credits) You will also study 100 credits of optional modules. Options available include: •American Violence, Crime and Warfare •The Problem of Poverty in England and Wales •The Tudor Myth •The Russian Revolutions and the Soviet Union, (1917-1953) •German Identities •Public History •Women in Modern Britain •Work-based Learning Year Three •Dissertation (40 credits) Put simply, a dissertation is an extended essay on a research topic of your choosing. At this stage, you become a practicing historian in your own right. It’s both the most challenging and the most rewarding piece of work you’ll do. Be ambitious: the best have been published in academic journals. You will also study 80 credits of optional modules. Options available include: •America in the Sixties This module gets to grips with the myths and the realities of one of America’s most turbulent and controversial decades. It explores topics such as the civil rights movement, the war in Vietnam, and the growth of a counter-culture. •Espionage and Oppression in the Cold War World, 1945-90 What caused global tensions and conflict in the nuclear age? What was it like to live in a communist police state? Why is James Bond a symbol of British post-war decline? •The Ending of Atlantic Slavery The ending of Atlantic slavery was neither quick, nor easy, nor straightforward. As late as the 1850s slavery seemed to be an inevitable and irreplaceable part of life across swathes of the New World. Yet ‘Atlantic system’ slavery did perish. Its downfall raises fundamental questions about how historical change comes about. •Israel, Palestine and the Making of the Modern Middle East Examine the different forces – Jewish, Zionist, Arab, Palestinian and British – which have produced one of the most bitter conflicts in world history. •Urban Wales, c.1860-1914: Culture, Society and Popular Politics Study the vibrant, exciting, boisterous world of industrial Wales – the Rhondda (greatest coal-exporting area…in the world), Cardiff (greatest coal-exporting port…in the world), Merthyr (premier iron-producing town…in the world). How did rugby became the Welsh working class sport? Was Wales really a ‘land of song’? Learn how the past ‘made’ today’s Wales. •Witchcraft and Deviance in Early Modern Societies What was considered immoral, or criminal, in the past? Discover why fifty thousand people were executed for the imaginary crime of witchcraft and how attitudes to sex, adultery, and even morris dancing have changed. •Work-based Learning Develop a project in a professional workplace, supported and assessed by historians. This module can be adapted to your interests, ambitions and circumstances. For example, current third-year students are working with secondary teachers to develop course materials and gain classroom practice.
The University of South Wales, formed by the merger of the University of Glamorgan and the University of Wales, Newport, is one of the largest in the UK, offering more opportunities and better prospects for students. Students will benefit from the University’s growing reputation as a major university for jobs and employers.
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