StudyQA — Bachelor: History and Religious Studies — University of Kent at Canterbury

History and Religious Studies

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 9 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 12.5 k / Year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:670 Duration:36 months

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Description

Through Religions Studies, you learn the place, role and influence of religion and religions in human culture, with a specific focus on Europe. Religion is also a key factor in any study of Europe – particularly Europe in the Middle Ages – an area of particular expertise in History at Kent.

Studying History you learn how to approach and critically analyse many types of sources within their proper contexts, and gain an understanding of exactly how they have impacted upon different individuals, groups and events – both in the past and today.

Both subjects follow a modular structure allowing students to tailor their studies to their own interests.

Careers

You develop excellent skills of analysis, frequently assessing multiple and often conflicting sources before condensing opinions into concise, well-structured prose. Graduates are able to demonstrate self-motivation and the ability to work independently, demonstrating to potential employers that they respond positively to various challenges and that they can work to tight schedules and manage heavy workloads.

Many graduates find employment in fields such as journalism and the media, management and administration, local and national civil services, the museums and heritage sector, commerce and banking, teaching and research, and the law.

In a report first published in 2005*, Professor David Nicholls stated: “In recent years, history graduates have become celebrated lawyers, press barons, well-known television and newspaper journalists, famous comedians and entertainers, award-winning authors, heads of advisory bodies and charities, directors of major museums, top diplomats and civil servants, chief constables, high-ranking officers in the armed forces and business millionaires.” In a recent follow-up to the report, Professor Nicholls concluded that, despite the increasingly competitive job market, History graduates continue to excel.

*The Employability of History Students by Professor David Nicholls, The Academy of Higher Education

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline You are advised to apply as early as possible Tuition fee
  • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
  • GBP 12450 Year (Non-EEA)

Full-time - UK/EU - £9000; Overseas - £12450 /
Part-time - UK/EU - £4500; Overseas - £6240 Start date September 2015 28 September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
  • Total Kent credits: 360
  • Total ECTS credits: 180
Credits 360
  • Total Kent credits: 360
  • Total ECTS credits: 180
Duration full-time 36 months Partnership Joint Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Part-time, Full-time Intensity Flexible More information Go To The Course Website

Course Content

Course structure

The course structure below gives a flavour of the modules that will be available to you and provides details of the content of this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules, you may also have the option to take ‘wild’ modules from other programmes offered by the University in order that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas of interest to you or that may further enhance your employability.

Stage 1

Possible modules may include:

  • HI426 - Making History: Theory and Practice
  • TH331 - Introduction to Hinduism & Buddhism
  • TH334 - Religion and Sex
  • TH340 - Gods of the Desert: Judaism and Islam
  • TH341 - What is Religion?
  • TH342 - Religion in the Contemporary World
  • TH345 - From: Eden To The End of The World: An Introduction to The Bible
  • TH346 - Introduction to Asian Traditions
  • HI430 - Modern British History (Part Two)
  • HI431 - The English Renaissance: Society, Politics and Culture 1400-1600
  • HI432 - Early Modern History: The Age of Reformation c. 1450-1600
  • HI433 - Early Modern History: The Age of Enlightenment c. 1600-1750
  • HI434 - Introduction to the History of Science
  • HI435 - A Global History of Empires: 1500-1850
  • HI436 - A Global History of Empires: 1850-1960
  • HI437 - War and Diplomacy in Europe c1850-2000
  • HI353 - Britain and the Second World War: The Home Front
  • HI359 - Empire and Africa
  • HI366 - Britain in the Age of Industrialisation 1700-1830
  • HI385 - Introduction to the History of Medicine
  • HI390 - The Emergence of America:From European Settlement to 1880
  • HI391 - The Rise of the United States Since 1880
  • HI397 - Cinema and Society, 1930 - 1960
  • HI410 - Early Medieval Europe
  • HI411 - Later Medieval Europe
  • HI416 - Victorian Britain: Politics, Society and Culture
  • HI419 - England in the Age of Chivalry: c1200-1400
  • HI425 - Revolutionary Europe 1700-1850

You have the opportunity to select wild modules in this stage

Stage 2

Possible modules may include:

  • HI6047 - Communist Eastern Europe, 1945-89
  • HI763 - How the West was Won (or lost): The American West in the Nineteenth Cen
  • HI783 - Anglo-Saxon England
  • HI789 - The Art of Death
  • HI795 - Inviting Doomsday: US Environmental
  • HI6025 - Everyday Life in Early Modern Europe
  • HI6032 - Persecution, Repression and Resistance
  • HI6034 - Anglo-French Relations 1904 - 1945
  • HI6036 - Science Satirised
  • HI6042 - The British Empire: Sunrise to Sunset
  • HI613 - Conflict in Seventeenth Century Britain
  • HI632 - The Tools of Empire 1760-1920
  • HI707 - Britain and The Falklands War
  • HI742 - The Cold War, 1941-1991
  • HI5031 - African History since 1800
  • HI5035 - History of Modern Medicine and Medical Ethics,1800-2000
  • HI5041 - Gothic Art: Image and Imagination in Europe, c.1140-1500
  • HI5055 - Russia: 1855-1945 Reform, Revolution and War
  • HI5065 - British History c. 1480-1620
  • HI5013 - Popular Religion and Heresy, 1100-1300
  • HI5023 - The American Civil War Era 1848-1877
  • HI5075 - Marvels, Monsters and Freaks 1780-1920
  • HI5092 - Armies at War 1914-1918
  • HI566 - History Dissertation
  • HI6002 - The British Army and Empire c1750-1920
  • HI6009 - Europe and the Islamic World, c 1450-1750
  • HI5094 - Insurgencies and Counter-Insurgencies: The British and French Experienc
  • HI6018 - Victorian Science
  • TH570 - I:Religion and Film
  • TH571 - I:Death of God ? :Christianity and the Modern World
  • TH594 - Christianity and Ethics
  • TH598 - Issues in Religious Studies
  • TH601 - Hindu Religious Thought
  • TH606 - William James: Philosopher, Psychologist and Scholar of Religion
  • TH608 - Sociology of Religion
  • TH611 - The Sacred in Contemporary Society
  • TH618 - Continental Philosophy of Religion
  • TH620 - Anthropology of Religion
  • TH624 - Indian Philosophy of Religion
  • TH626 - Gods and Government from the Roman Empire to Tony Blair
  • TH628 - Gods and Government from the Roman Empire to Tony Blair
  • TH630 - Comparative Literature and Religion of Biblical Worlds
  • TH634 - Mahåyåna Buddhism: The Foundations
  • TH632 - Comparative Literature and Religion of Biblical Worlds

You have the opportunity to select wild modules in this stage

Stage 3

Possible modules may include:

  • HI6021 - Famine in Pre-Industrial Societies
  • HI6024 - Napoleon and Europe, 1799 - 1815
  • HI5095 - Insurgencies and Counter-Insurgencies: The British and French Experienc
  • HI5099 - The Wars of the Roses
  • HI6012 - From Crisis to Revolution: France 1774-1799
  • HI6014 - Riders on the Storm
  • HI6016 - The English Reformation and the Invention of the Middle Ages
  • HI5093 - Armies at War 1914-1918
  • HI5024 - The American Civil War Era 1848-1877
  • HI5068 - War and Modern Medicine 1850-1950
  • HI5072 - The American Revolution
  • HI747 - The Cold War, 1941 - 1991
  • HI6044 - British Politics 1625-1642
  • HI6045 - Origins of the Second World War
  • HI6046 - Wolves, Walruses and the Wild
  • HI6037 - Science Satirised
  • HI6039 - The Rights Revolution: The 20th Century US Supreme Court & Society
  • HI6040 - The Discovery of the World c.1450 - 1800
  • HI6041 - The Crusades in the Thirteenth Century
  • HI6035 - Anglo-French Relations 1904 - 1945
  • HI6029 - The Great War: British Memory, History and Culture
  • HI6030 - Empires of Religion
  • HI796 - Inviting Doomsday: US Environmental
  • HI770 - From Blitzkrieg to Baghdad: Armoured Warfare in Theory, Practise and Im
  • HI6049 - The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the Atlantic World, c. 1500 - 1900
  • HI605 - Independent Documentary Study in History
  • TH633 - Comparative Literature and Religion of Biblical Worlds
  • TH635 - Mahåyåna Buddhism: The Foundations
  • TH631 - Comparative Literature and Religion of Biblical Worlds
  • TH629 - Gods and Government from the Roman Empire to Tony Blair
  • TH627 - Gods and Government from the Roman Empire to Tony Blair
  • TH625 - Indian Philosophy of Religion
  • TH621 - Anthropology of Religion
  • TH619 - Religious Studies and Philosophy in the Classroom
  • TH612 - The Sacred in Contemporary Society
  • TH617 - Continental Philosophy of Religion
  • TH607 - William James: Philosopher, Psychologist and Scholar of Religion
  • TH574 - H:Religion and Film
  • TH575 - H:Death of God ? :Christianity and the Modern World
  • TH577 - Christianity and Ethics
  • TH515 - Theology and Religious Studies Dissertation
  • TH553 - Issues in Religious Studies
  • TH555 - Hindu Religious Thought
  • TH558 - Sociology of Religion

English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 6 CAE score : 75(Grade B) TOEFL paper-based test score : 580 TOEFL iBT® test : 85

To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

take an IELTS test.

Requirements

Home/EU students

The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications, typical requirements are listed below, students offering alternative qualifications should contact the Admissions Office for further advice. It is not possible to offer places to all students who meet this typical offer/minimum requirement.

Qualification / Typical offer/minimum requirement

A level

  • ABB including History grade B excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking
Access to HE Diploma
  • The University of Kent will not necessarily make conditional offers to all access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis. If an offer is made candidates will be required to obtain/pass the overall Access to Higher Education Diploma and may also be required to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits and/or credits in particular subjects at merit grade or above.
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC National Diploma)
  • The university will consider applicants holding BTEC National Diploma and Extended National Diploma Qualifications (QCF; NQF;OCR) on a case by case basis please contact us via the enquiries tab for further advice on your individual circumstances.
International Baccalaureate
  • 34 points overall or 16 points at HL including History 5 at HL or 6 at SL
International students

The University receives applications from over 140 different nationalities and consequently will consider applications from prospective students offering a wide range of international qualifications. Our International Development Office will be happy to advise prospective students on entry requirements. See our International Student website for further information about our country-specific requirements.

Please note that if you need to increase your level of qualification ready for undergraduate study, we offer a number of International Foundation Programmes through Kent International Pathways.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Related Scholarships*

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    "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

  • Access Bursary

    Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

  • Alumni Bursary

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* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Kent.

Funding

Funding

Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies. Our 2015 financial support package includes a £6,000 cash bursary spread over the duration of your course. For Ts&Cs and to find out more, visit our Scholarships site.

General scholarships

Scholarships are available for excellence in academic performance, sport and music and are awarded on merit. For further information on the range of awards available and to make an application see our scholarships website.

The Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence

At Kent we recognise, encourage and reward excellence. We have created the Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence, which will be awarded to any applicant who achieves a minimum of AAA over three A levels, or the equivalent qualifications as specified on our funding pages. Please note that details of the scholarship for 2015 entry have not yet been finalised and are subject to change.

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