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History with Foundation Year BA (Hons)

Sheffield Hallam University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

**Course summary**- Study a range of historical contexts in Britain, Europe and beyond- Examine how different perspectives on the past help us understand real-world issues today- Cultivate a range of practical and professional skills, including research, analysis and communication- Join at the foundation year and develop your personal skills, awareness of resources and commitment to the subjectOn this course, you’ll create your own pathway across the globe — studying modules from Britain and Europe, to the Americas, Africa, Asia and Australia. You’ll hone your ability to think critically about how the past is understood, and how it relates to the present.**How you learn**Throughout your studies you will be taught by published historians who are experts in their fields but, in the foundation year, will also have contact with a wider range of experts from the Department. You’ll have access to a wide variety of academic texts and primary sources to learn the skills of a historian, and explore the wider significance of modern history in contemporary society.You learn through:- large group lectures- small group seminars and workshops- group work activities- live brief projects and working with external partners- field trips and away days- group projectsThere are also opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities, with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme (subject to the UK’s continued participation in the Erasmus programme following the Brexit transition period).**Applied learningLive projects**Throughout the course, you’ll have the opportunity to work on real-world projects through live briefs with partner organisations (including in the foundation year).**Work experience**In the second year, of the full degree, you’ll raise your professional profile through a placement module. You’ll have the chance to collaborate with external partners, undertake a work placement or develop your own enterprise. Previous placements have included local primary and secondary schools, local museums such as Kelham Island Industrial Museum, and other heritage organisations and local businesses.**Field trips**You’ll also learn by going on field trips to a range of locations, including the Manchester People's History Museum and the Museum of London. This starts right from the foundation year, where you will make a series of visits to cultural institutions and discuss their relevance to contemporary life.**Networking Opportunities**There are opportunities to study abroad and take elective language modules. We have connections with a wide variety of institutions across the world, including universities in Europe, North America and Australia.

Application deadline

15 January

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UCAS Points : 48

48 UCAS points, including 24 points from one A Level, BTEC or equivalent; prior learning options available for students that have been out of education for a number of years, but can show some commitment to the subject (e.g. evidence of some creative writing when applying to Creative Writing course). GCSEs – English Language at C, but no requirement for Maths.

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University information

Sheffield Hallam University

  • University League Table

    66th

  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    48th out of 90 25

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    103 53%

    63rd

    13
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64 64%

    31st

    57
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    63rd

    39

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