UWE Bristol - BA Hons History

UWE Bristol

BA Hons History

Study the history of Britain, Europe, America, Asia and Africa and develop valuable skills and a sense of enquiry that you can apply to both the past and the present.
Why study history?
History isn't just about facts. It's about the human experience in all its diversity. It's also about acquiring a sense of enquiry, which will sustain you during and after your studies.
History is a long-established discipline, much respected by employers because of the critical skills it gives you.
Understanding the past equips us to engage more intelligently with the present and to play a more valuable and informed part in society, whatever career path you decide to follow.
Why UWE Bristol?
BA(Hons) History shows you how to interrogate the past and expand your knowledge through challenging academic study.
Our staff are passionate about teaching and research. They'll help you deepen your historical knowledge and develop your critical thinking. Besides traditional forms of assessment such as essays, you'll have the opportunity to build practical skills, using software and editing tools, to make your own films, documentaries and websites.
Nurture your imagination and creativity, and build on your fascination with the social, economic and political forces that have shaped history across centuries and continents.
Using primary sources from the start, explore events in their historical contexts and gain a unique insight into the important global issues of today.
Study a broad spectrum of history, working on individual and group research projects. Gain skills and experience that will help you succeed in your studies and in your chosen career.
Take a look at the UWE History Community blog, a fantastic forum for student talent and creativity.
There are many opportunities to engage with Bristol's culture and fascinating history. We have strong links with Bristol's museums, galleries and archives, including M Shed, Watershed, the Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust and the National Trust.
In your third year, you could negotiate a work placement with a local cultural provider, spending six months gaining real-world skills, experience and contacts. There are shorter placement opportunities too, and projects with heritage organisations.
Focusing on the avenues that most interest you, through your modules and assessments, you'll graduate well equipped to pursue diverse careers.
What can I do with a history degree?
The heritage sector, in particular, continues to grow dynamically and to attract history graduates.
However, graduates also enter into and succeed in a wide range of other sectors, including publishing, education, advertising and marketing, communications, IT, law, broadcasting, tourism and more. Many go on to further study.

Entry Requirements

  • Tariff points: 112
  • GCSE: Grade C/4 in English Literature or Language, or equivalent. We do not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Literacy and Numeracy as suitable alternatives to GCSEs.
  • English Language Requirement: International and EU applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component.
  • A-level subjects: No specific subjects required.

Career Prospects

Graduates with a background in history and English are highly employable recognised for their transferable skills and broad knowledge.

Tailoring what and how you study, you can shape the course towards your chosen career path.

You could find work in the heritage industry, leisure and tourism, local and central government, publishing, education, journalism, the health service, the armed forces and emergency services, the legal professions, financial services, or education.

Course Details

Year 1

British History from the Black Death to the Peterloo Massacre
Modern British History
History and Evidence
Working with History
Europe from the Renaissance to the Revolution
A Global History of Europe
Europe and the World Order 1914-1945
The Global Cold War, 1945-1989.

Year 3

History in Practice
Making History or Mediated Histories: Film.

Six optional modules
Fascism in Europe, 1922-39: Italy, France, and the Spanish Civil War
Exploring the Slum: Poverty and Urban Society in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Britain
Sex and the Social Order: Gender and Sexuality in Modern Britain
The Defence of the Indian Empire, 1815 to 1947
War, Revolution and Diplomacy: Britain and the Middle East, 1815 to 1914
Painting the Nation: Art in Britain, 1768-1868
Crime and the Courts: Law, Criminal Justice and English Society from the Eighteenth-century
Punishment: Penal Policy in England
Nazi Germany Visualised: Roots, Rituals, and Race
War and Memory I: Icons, Myths, and Memorials in Britain and Europe since 1936
War and Memory II: European Field Trip
An Introduction to Heritage
Pirates, Merchants, and Colonisers: Britain and the World, c.1497-1688
Chocolate, Spices, and Slavery: The World Comes to Britain, c.1497-1688
The Search for Order: US History, 1789-1914
The Politics of Race and Class in Colonial South Africa, 1860-1924
Mapping the Contours of the British World: Migration, Culture and Identity
Imperialism and the Origins of World War One, 1870-1914
One Nation Divisible: US History, 1914-Present Day
The Global Sixties: Utopia and Protest.

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