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History and Philosophy BA (Hons)

University of Gloucestershire

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Why History and Philosophy?

Our History and Philosophy degree enables you to examine events and developments which have shaped our world, exploring fundamental questions about what it means to be human. You’ll investigate and interpret evidence and ideas to understand individual, social and cultural identities, as you develop as a philosopher and historian. Our strong local and international partnerships with museums, archives and philosophical groups mean you’ll benefit from insightful guest lectures as well as placement and field trip opportunities (additional costs may apply, see course web page for details). Previous destinations have included the USA, Canada, India and Spain, as well as a range of UK locations, offering the chance to gain invaluable practical experience working with historical documents and artefacts. Drawing on the expertise of our academic team, you’ll develop much sought-after skills in research, critical thinking and communication, while also building a deep knowledge in your field. There are opportunities to match your studies to your own interests and ambitions, specialising in subjects such as British, European, American and Soviet history, as well as in philosophies from Ancient Greece to the digital age. The experience and skills you’ll gain will ensure you’re well prepared for a future career in a variety of areas, from heritage to charities, publishing to journalism, teaching to HR, and much more.

Why University of Gloucestershire?

We’ve been using our expertise to support and inspire students since 1847. Join us and you will benefit from professional-standard facilities in the beautiful, historic surroundings of Cheltenham and Gloucester. With the University of Gloucestershire offering a wide variety of courses, you will have the best of both worlds - a large learning community with more than 80 societies and sports clubs to enjoy while also benefiting from lecturers who know and value you as an rough our innovative Your Future Plan scheme, you will be challenged and supported to become the graduate that you want to be, ready to succeed in your chosen field. Your personal tutor will help you build your network of connections and take advantage of a range of opportunities including field trips and placements, offering invaluable experience outside of the lecture theatre. Our students never tire of finding inspiration here in the beautiful county of Gloucestershire, home to over 45 festivals every year, including 2000trees, Wychwood and the world-famous Cheltenham Literature festival. Many students gain valuable skills and experience working at these events alongside their studies.

After the course

Your story with us doesn’t end at graduation. We are proud of our record that 95% of University of Gloucestershire graduates are in work or further study six months after completing their course, and throughout your studies we are committed to working with you to develop your future plan. Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), 2016/17.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,700per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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University information

University of Gloucestershire

  • University League Table

    96th

  • Campus address

    University of Gloucestershire, The Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2RH, England

A diverse and inclusive community, welcoming students from over 60 countries worldwide.
Placements, internships, trips and career experiences help prepare students for success after graduation.
A wide range of bursaries and merit scholarships are available for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    88th out of 90 13

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    84 43%

    89th

    38
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.63 73%

    87th

    63

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