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History (Professional Placement Year) BA (Hons)

Bath Spa University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This is the 4 year course which includes a Professional Placement Year.Challenge yourself. Push boundaries. Our hands-on History degree looks to the past to answer the burning questions of today.- Study History in a World Heritage City that’s surrounded by fascinating sites – both ancient and modern.- Develop compelling communication skills and the ability to diversify across a number of cultural and social sectors.- Work with a small, dedicated team of tutors who are experts in a rich variety of historical topics.History at Bath Spa is anything but typical. First, there’s our amazing location – you’ll be based at our idyllic Newton Park campus, which boasts grand Georgian buildings and a fortified manor house dating back to the fourteenth century. With our modern, purpose-built study spaces, and Bristol just on the doorstep, you’re perfectly situated to enjoy the best of old and new. Plus, there’s a wealth of other sites to discover nearby, including Stonehenge and Avebury.The employability of our graduates (95.6%*) also sets us apart. We want you to become a confident communicator, able to sift through the raw materials of history and re-present your findings to any audience – on any platform. Yes, you’ll write essays. But we also want you to be able to podcast, tweet, blog, create scripts for film and radio, and adapt your style to suit a range of consumers, including young audiences.To a large extent, you’ll curate your own syllabus from a broad range of modules and topics, including democracy and dictatorship, the British Empire, British and American pop culture, riots, revolutions, and slavery. In your second and third years, you’ll have the freedom to specialise and focus on what inspires you. You’ll benefit from close contact with experts in diverse historical perspectives throughout the course. We’re a small team of committed, eminently approachable, inspiring tutors, engaged in fascinating research in topics that range from migration to the Secret Service.*95.6% of our History graduates were in work or further study six months after graduating (DLHE 16/17).**More about the Professional Placement Year**A Professional Placement Year (PPY), traditionally known as a sandwich year, is where a student undertakes a period of work with an external organisation for between 9-13 months. The placement occurs between the students' second and third years of undergraduate study. Students can engage in up to 3 placements to make up the total time and are required to source the placement(s) themselves with support from the Careers & Employability Team.

Application deadline

15 January

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A level : CCC - BCC

A Level - Grades BCC-CCC accepted with Grade C in History or related subject preferred


University information

Bath Spa University

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  • Campus address

    Bath Spa University, Newton Park, Newton St Loe, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 9BN, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    78th out of 93 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    98 47%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%



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