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History with Foundation BA (Hons)

University of Plymouth

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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

It’s often said that the best way to see the future is to understand the past. History at Plymouth will help you do just that, giving you the tools to make a difference to tomorrow. Explore five centuries of history, from the Tudors to contemporary history. Study in 'Britain's Ocean City', one of the UK's most historic ports, and chart your course to the future with our partnerships with organisations like The Box and National Trust.This four-year course is designed to give you the grounding necessary to progress through your undergraduate studies in History.**Your foundation year will:*** Welcome you to an exciting and eclectic curriculum which will develop your knowledge of the disciplines of history, English literature, and creative writing while also engaging with lively interdisciplinary enquiry across a wide range of historical periods and literary forms.* Provide training in all the skills required for a successful passage through your undergraduate study: research, use of digital resources, essay-writing, academic argument, presentations, independent study.* Introduce you to supportive and accessible academic staff in a welcoming community.* Immerse you in an academic environment offering a wide range of field trips, access to free cultural events through The Arts Institute, student-led magazines, internships and extra-curricular work experiences.* Give you access to state-of-the-art facilities, library and learning resources on our city-centre campus.* Enable you to find a route for you, whether you are returning to education after a break or if you come with qualifications other than A levels.* Require you to attend classes only on Mondays and Tuesdays, and Wednesday mornings.**When you join BA (Hons) History:*** Study history in Britain’s Ocean City and explore more than five centuries of fascinating history.* Work with world leading experts in history from 1500 to the present day to develop your interests and research. We offer modules in British, American and World History.* Enhance your career options with a degree that helps you develop highly sought-after analytical and communication skills while you home in on your passion.* Participate in local, national and international field trips which are free or subsidised for all students. * Our international exchange programme gives you the opportunity to travel and spend either a semester or an entire year exploring history with one of our partner institutions in the US or Europe.* Make the most of our excellent history resources and partners in the University library, The Box and wider city of Plymouth and region.* Be part of a community of historians by joining the History Society or taking part in our internship and volunteering opportunities. This course is an integrated part of the BA (Hons) History degree at the University of Plymouth. Successful completion of your foundation year (Year 0) will not lead to a separate award or qualification its own right but provides progression onto Year 1 of one of BA (Hons) History, or one of the following degree courses:* BA (Hons) Anthropology  * BA (Hons) Art History* BA (Hons) Creative Writing* BSc (Hons) Criminology* BSc (Hons) Criminology and Psychology* BSc (Hons) Criminology and Sociology* BA (Hons) English* BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing* BSc (Hons) International Relations* LLB (Hons) Law* LLB (Hons) Law and Criminology* BSc (Hons) Politics* BSc (Hons) Politics and International Relations* BSc (Hons) Sociology* BSc (Hons) Professional Policing

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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14,600per year

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University information

University of Plymouth

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  • Campus address

    Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, England

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    45th out of 90 21

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    106 55%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.52 90%



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