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History (Flexible Honours) BA (Hons)

University of Buckingham

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UCAS CODE: V1Y0

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    21-SEP-22

  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

The University of Buckingham is:- Home of the two-year degree, the University of Buckingham, based in the South East of England, is ranked 6th for Student Satisfaction in the UK (National Student Survey, 2020).- We are proudly independent and not-for-profit, and offer courses in Allied Health, Business, Computing, Education, Humanities, Law, Medicine, Psychology and Security and Intelligence. We are one of the few universities in the UK that offer September and January start dates for almost all of our courses.- Based in Buckingham on a riverside campus, we are only 20 minutes’ from Milton Keynes central station and a short drive from Bicester, Aylesbury, Banbury and Northampton. There is free parking on-site and we are within easy reach of London and Oxford.- Our award-winning small class tutorials ensure every student is known by name and supported throughout their studies, including by dedicated personal tutors.- As pioneers of the two-year degree, we offer a condensed version of the traditional three-year degree, meaning you can gain a full honours degree and complete your studies a whole year earlier. Alternatively, you can complete both your undergraduate and master’s degree with us in just three years: saving you time and money.History is one of the five most popular subjects among UK university students, and with good reason. Having a historical perspective enables people to make sense of today’s rapidly changing world. Employers like it because history teaches you to think for yourself, to work under pressure, and to construct a coherent argument from the evidence. Historical research has never been more exciting than it is today, with the internet making available so many treasures from the archives.This BA in History has been carefully designed and fine-tuned by Buckingham’s team of experienced and high-calibre historians. It offers an outline and conceptual modules which concentrate on the period from 1800 to the present day – though we do study some earlier periods too from the 1500s onwards too. It covers, in particular, empires, the rise in political polarisation, World Wars and the shaping of our modern political systems, whilst considering the relationship between ideology and the historical process.Students progress to study the history of history and to reflect on historical method. In the last part of the course, we study historical documents and texts and develop research and writing skills through a long essay and a dissertation. So the programme not only teaches history; it also teaches you to think historically and to research and write history.**Study in Florence**A unique feature of this degree is the opportunity to spend your first term of study in Florence. Based at the British Institute of Florence, in a Renaissance palace in the city centre, you will explore the history, culture, art and architecture of this beautiful city during this time. This is available to students that start their degree in September (as opposed to January), and additional fees apply.**Flexible Honours**Make your degree as unique as you. As one of our flexible honours degrees, you have the freedom to tailor your History degree to reflect your interests and passions by combining it with a wide range of other subjects taught here at the University. This means that when you graduate you will have a highly personalised degree that will suit you and your aspirations perfectly.At the end of the degree this equates to having 210-240 units in History and 120-150 units in other subjects of your choice. If you study 90 units or more from a single subject, you will be awarded with a combined honours degree (for example, if you study over 90 units in Politics you will be awarded with the degree History with Politics).Availability of module

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 20,232per year

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A level : BBC - BBB

Applications are individually considered by the Admissions Office and other factors may be taken in to account. Applicants with BTEC qualifications are welcome to apply. Where an applicant is taking the EPQ alongside A-levels, the EPQ will be taken in to consideration and result in lower A-level grades being required. Foundation options are also available. Please contact the Admissions Office (admissions@buckingham.ac.uk or +44 (0)1280 820227) for more information. Applications to Buckingham are individually considered

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University information

University of Buckingham

  • University League Table

    123rd

  • Campus address

    University of Buckingham, Hunter Street, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, MK18 1EG, England

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