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The study of history is a dynamic and ever-changing pursuit, shaped as much by the questions of the present as the events of the past. Our degree focuses on the experiences of individuals, nations and empires and the ideas and events that shaped their place in history. It not only investigates what happened in the past, but why it happened and what this can tell us about society, culture, power, identity and the human condition. Our programme focuses on British and European/International history from 1500 to the present day.
Throughout the degree students learn to research primary and secondary sources, evaluate evidence, analyse arguments, devise and debate their ideas, and express their own thoughts and theories effectively. Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, workshops and one-to-one discussion and feedback sessions. Class sizes are small in comparison to many other universities enabling students to form a supportive and cohesive community, and staff to offer considerable personal attention and support.
A degree in History opens the door to many careers. Graduates go on to careers in teaching and academia, archive and library services, the museum and heritage industries, the civil service, local and national government, media and advertising, publishing and journalism, human resources and management and many more.
Detailed Course FactsApplication deadline UK or any other EU country - 15 January ; International - 30 June Tuition fee
- EUR 9550 Year (EEA)
- EUR 12530 Year (Non-EEA)
UK/EU Fees Students starting at UCS from September 2012 will be charged £8000 for a full-time Bachelors degree or £7500 for a full-time Foundation degree. Tuition fees for full-time International Study: Classroom-based 10,500 GBP (£) Laboratory-based 12,600 GBP (£)Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
Content and Modules
First year modules include: History Skills; British Society and Culture 1530-1780; British Society and Culture 1780-1918; Early Modern Europe 1500-1789; Modern Europe 1789-1918; and The Decline of the West? 1905-2001.
Second year modules include: Gender in British Society since 1500; Europe in the Age of Total War 1914-1939; British Rural Society 1780-1914; The Cold War;
The British Empire: Sunrise to Sunset; Maritime Nation: Britain and the Sea since 1500; Debating History; Research Methods; and Group History Project (oral history).
Third year modules include: Dissertation; The Home Front: 1914-1918 and 1939-1945; Gender, War and Empire in British Society 1760-1930; The Unquiet Countryside; The Witch-Hunt in East Anglia and Beyond; Suffolk and the Sea; A History of Genocide; and Career Planning (work placement).
English Language Requirements
IELTS band : 6 CAE score : 75(Grade B) TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test : 79
To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you totake an IELTS test. More About IELTS
English language requirements
All students need to be able to understand and express themselves in both written and spoken English. Students whose first language is not English will need to take a recognised English Language test in advance of commencing a course at UCS and before the Confirmation of Acceptance (CAS) letter is issued for visa purposes.
UCS accepts a range of English qualifications, with the following standards required:
IELTS (academic version): 6.0 for all degrees, apart from Diagnostic Radiography,Radiotherapy and Oncology, ODP and all Pre-Registration Nursing and Midwifery courses that require 7.0. Postgraduate courses generally require between 6.5 and 7.0.
TOEFL: 550 on paper-based test; 213 on computer-based test; or 79-80 on the internet-based test for all degrees
Pearson Test of English Academic - Minimum score of 50 is required
Cambridge Proficiency Certificate: Grade C; Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English: Grade B
GCE O-level or GCSE English Language/Use of English: Grade C
Test in English for Educational Purposes (TEEP) International Baccalaureate English Grade B (standard level).
Hong Kong Certificate of English Education
No work experience is required.
- Academic Excellence Scholarship
"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
Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students
* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University Campus Suffolk.
National Scholarship Programme
As part of the new student finance system, students with households incomes under £25,000 per year will benefit from a new National Scholarship Programme. This new scheme is targeted towards students who most need financial help.
The National Scholarship is funded jointly by the Government and Universities. UCS has been awarded a number of National Scholarships which students can apply for Suffolk Access Champion Scheme
The Suffolk Access Champion Scheme will be open to eligible students currently studying at a Suffolk State Sixth form, College or Academy, and applying to study at UCS on a full-time undergraduate degree programme in 2012-13.
The Suffolk Access Champion will work over two years mentoring Year 10 and 11 students to encourage progression on to higher education.
Scholarships for international students
UCS offers a generous scholarship scheme for all undergraduate students paying international fees.
All international students that are offered and have firmly accepted a place on a full-time undergraduate Foundation or Honours degree course at UCS by the 30 September for the year of entry, will be eligible for a scholarship of £1,000 per year for the duration of their course. This scholarship will be awarded each year once annual fees have been paid in full.
Please note that any international students accepted on a course that requires a practice placement with a Primary Care Trust, for example Nursing, Midwifery or Radiography, will incur an additional £3000 fee per each year of study (this excludes all British Islands students except the Falkland Islands).