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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Overview

If you’re fascinated by history, there’s no better place to study it than Portsmouth, a city that's played a key role in the past of Britain.

On this BA (Hons) History degree course, you’ll explore the past and bring it to life, through practical study. You’ll pick the periods of time that interest you most, both in British and global history, and develop your skills in research and analysis.

After the course, you'll have sought-after qualities you can transfer easily to the workplace in roles that involve analysis, research, communication and teamwork.

What you'll experience

On this History degree course you’ll:

  • Tailor your studies to your interests and the periods of history that excite you most
  • Have access to primary and secondary historical sources through local organisations and archive subscriptions
  • Learn from staff who are members of the Centre for European and International Studies Research (CEISR), the UK's largest research centre of its kind
  • Enhance your studies by taking advantage of our close links with the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Records Service and the D-Day Museum
  • Explore current debates about the past and how it's interpreted, with expert scholars in the field
  • Study in a city that has played a major role in the history of Britain

Careers and opportunities

When you complete the course, you'll have the ability to analyse and manage large amounts of information, communicate effectively, carry out research in a group or independently, and write in a concise and informative way. This is why employers from every area of industry value history graduates.

What can you do with a History degree?

Your History degree can open doors to further study and academic research. As a historian, you can also put your degree to work in areas such as:

  • Teaching
  • Archives and information management
  • Museums and the heritage sector
  • The law
  • Publishing and Media
  • Corporate governance

What jobs can you do with a History degree?

Roles our graduates have taken on include:

  • Teacher
  • Barrister
  • Archivist
  • Cultural Development Officer at City Council
  • Museum Curator
  • Researcher for TV production company
  • Development Editor for Publishing House
  • Workplace Financial Education Consultant

You could also continue your studies at Master's or PhD level.

Work experience and career planning

To give you the best chance of securing a great job when you graduate, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course. We can help you identify placements, internships and voluntary roles that will complement your studies and build your portfolio.

We'll also be available to help, advise and support you for up to 5 years as you advance in your career.

This course allows you to take the Learning From Experience (LiFE) option. This means you can earn credits towards your degree for work, volunteer and research placements that you do alongside your study.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,500per year

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

University information

University of Portsmouth

  • University League Table

    61st

  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

Around 5,200 of the university's 29,000 students come from 150 countries around the world. The Global Community networking scheme helps them to meet.
The University of Portsmouth Global team is dedicated to supporting international students from enquiry, through application and arrival, to graduation.
International students can get specialist advice on matters including visas and immigration, settling in to the UK and adjusting to a new culture.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    41st out of 93 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    106 51%

    68th

    18
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    73 73%

    26th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.26 85%

    21st

    7

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