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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.95% Graduates in work or further study (Unistats data on DLHE 2017); 96% Overall student satisfaction (NSS, 2018)**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**Optional pathways**You can follow optional sociology or politics pathways through this degree, or include it as a pathway in our English Literature, American Studies or International Relations courses. It'll lead to one of these awards at the end of the course:- BA (Hons) History with American Studies- BA (Hons) History with Politics- BA (Hons) History with Sociology"The history degree at Portsmouth has been very enjoyable and the city itself boasts a wealth of material that has been beneficial to my learning." – Connor Jones, BA Hons History student**Careers and opportunities**Employers from every area of industry value history graduates. When you complete the course, you'll have the ability to analyse and manage large amounts of information, communicate effectively, research in groups or independently, and write in a concise and informative way.What can you do with a History degree?Previous graduates have gone on to pursue roles in areas such as:- journalism- law- teaching- administration- the heritage sector- publishing- research for media production companiesWhat jobs can you do with a History degree?Roles they've taken on include:- archivist- recruitment consultant- museum curator- public relations officer- information analystYou could also continue your studies at Master's or PhD level.When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry. After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years as you advance in your career.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 14,300per year

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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 4,000 of the university’s 25,000 students come from 150 countries around the world, and the Global Community networking scheme helps them to meet.
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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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