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BA (Hons) History

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Find out more about our BA (Hons) History (with Centre for Lifelong Learning)

Our History Degree offers a broad introduction to the study of history by drawing on the strengths not only of the history department, a leading national department with expertise in a broad range of periods, but also of other departments which teach historical subjects.

This course contains face-to-face elements. We welcome applications from anyone who will be able to commit to these sessions.


Entry Requirements

Flexible entry requirements. Consideration is given for non-traditional qualifications, work and life experience. Applicants are normally interviewed by the course selector.

Course Overview

The degree is designed to be fully supportive to those who are new to university study, whatever your age.

The History Degree offers a broad introduction to the study of history by drawing on the strengths not only of the History Department, a leading national department with expertise in a broad range of periods, but also of other departments which teach historical subjects.

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Teaching, Assessment and Study support

The degree is designed to be fully supportive to those who are new to university study, whatever your age.

There are a variety of assessments and these may include coursework assignments, formal examinations, presentations and research projects.

You can study between one and three 30 credit modules per year. You can expect to commit to around 10 hours a week for each module you take, which includes contact time and independent study.

Tutors are experts in their field and have extensive teaching experience, including working with adult learners. Throughout your degree programme you will be provided with considerable support and guidance.

University of Warwick was recently awarded Gold in all categories of the government's latest Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) rankings.

Areas of Study - Level 4

Students are able to take between 30 and 90 credits each academic year.

We strongly advise that you take modules in the correct order (that is all level 4, followed by level 5, followed by level 6). The modules have been designed to progress you through a History degree building on prior experience.

You will be required to take a core module at level 4, HI153 Making of the Modern World, and you will take this module in year 1 of study.

At least two of the remaining three level 4 modules can be taken from the list below:

  • HI111 – A History of the United States
  • HI112 – Mongols, Ming and Manchu: China, 1500-1800
  • HI113 – Europe in the Making 1450-1800
  • HI114 – History and Politics of the Modern Middle East
  • HI115 – Latin America Themes and Problems
  • HI176 – Mind, Body and Society: A History of Medicine and Health
  • HI177 – A History of Africa from 1800
  • HI178 – Farewell to Arms? War in Modern European History 1815-2015
  • HI180 – Britain in the Twentieth Century: A Social History

This wide range of modules reflects the broad interests of the History Department. Most Level 4 modules are fully assessed: i.e. you will write essays but will not take exams, although there is a 7 day take-home essay for the core module, Making of the Modern World.

In 2023/24, modules HI153 Making of the Modern World and HI113 Europe in the Making 1450-1800 will have evening seminars, and recordings of these modules’ lectures will be made available via Lecture Capture.

One of the remaining three level four modules can be taken from other departments such as: Classics, History of Art, Politics, Sociology, Centre for Lifelong Learning and IATL, but will need agreement of the course director and academic co-ordinator.

For information on the modules you can take in CLL, please visit: Undergraduate Modules.

*The modules mentioned above may be subject to change.
Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information, and our Conditions of OfferLink opens in a new windowLink opens in a new window document for more information on when you accept a place with the University.

Areas of Study - Level 5 and 6

There are no core modules for levels five and six. Instead, students choose at least 180 CATS of honours Level History modules from an agreed List of Modules.

Students can select their remaining 60 credits from History or options offered by other departments including Classics, History of Art, Politics, Sociology, Centre for Lifelong Learning and IATL, but will need agreement of the course director and academic co-ordinator. Find out more about the degree structure and module options.

Please refer to the History Department website for the most current list of modules. If you are an evening student, the department normally offers two modules each year so that, in a full degree cycle, the majority of the department's most popular modules will be available to you. The compulsory core module, Making of the Modern World, is offered every third or fourth year during the evening.

A particular feature of the History Degree is that when you have completed 120 credits at Honours Level, i.e. you are coming to the end of the degree, one, or sometimes two, Advanced Options are taken. An Advanced Option is a specialised module which provides an opportunity for you to develop interests in a subject which have already been stimulated by an earlier module. Level 6 Advanced Options fall into three different assessment types, about which Further Information is available.

In 2023/24, the Level 5 modules below will have evening seminars and recordings of these modules’ lectures will be made available via Lecture Capture:

  • HI2E1 Historiography I: Methods and Theories in their Historical Context, 1750-c.1990
  • HI2E2 Historiography II: Recent and Emerging Trends in History Writing, 1990 to today
  • HI2E4 Research Project
  • HI2E9 Crossing Boundaries and Breaking Norms in the Medieval World

For information on the modules you can take in CLL, please visit: Undergraduate Modules.

*The modules mentioned above may be subject to change.
Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information, and our Conditions of OfferLink opens in a new window document for more information on when you accept a place with the University.

Fees and Funding

The University will charge Home students £1,540 for each 30 credit module in 2024/25 cohort.

See Student fees and funding for more information and view potential additional fees.

The University of Warwick is not currently sponsoring students on part time or distance learning courses with a Student Visa (formerly known as Tier 4 visa) and so if you require a visa to study a part time/distance learning course in the UK which is longer than 6 months, you may wish to consult the 'right to study' page on our Student Immigration & Compliance website: https://warwick.ac.uk/study/international/immigration/othervisas/whatvisa before you make an application.

Location and Dates

Classes are on located on Main Campus, The University of Warwick. Times dependent on modules taken; please contact us for more details.

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Student Support

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  • Supporting the academic development of undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • Ensuring a learning experience of the highest quality, both at the University and in partner colleges.
  • Communicating with students in order to ensure a positive learning experience at CLL

To do this, we support you in many areas, including:

  • Study skills
  • Student welfare
  • Technology and e-learning
  • Careers and development

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How to Apply

Applications for 2024/25 are now open:

If you do have specific questions regarding the part-time degree with the History department, you can contact the tutor for Admissions, Dr Aysu Dincer Hadjianastasis, by emailing A.Dincer@warwick.ac.uk.

How to Apply

Applications for 2024/25 are now open:

If you do have specific questions regarding the part-time degree with the History department, you can contact the tutor for Admissions, Dr Aysu Dincer Hadjianastasis, by emailing A.Dincer@warwick.ac.uk.