Studying history at UCL gives you opportunities to explore the subject which are probably unrivaled anywhere else in the UK or Europe. This flexible degree programme offers an exceptional range of courses, enabling you to study ancient, medieval and modern history, from the third millennium BC to the contemporary world.
Our History BA degree gives you an extraordinarily flexible range of modules to choose from, from the ancient near east to modern China and pretty much everything in between. You can specialize or range as widely and freely as you want to. You could become a specialist in modern American or British history, medieval or early modern history. We’ll show you a range of different approaches to the past you never knew: imperial, cultural, social, gender, intellectual, legal, religious, administrative, political, material history. You’ll study with world-class historians teaching courses that are right on the cutting edge, doing your own research with them from the day you arrive to the day you leave. And throughout you’ll do all that in small classes and with one-to-one tutorials.
- UCAS code
- Full-time: 3 years
- Application deadline
- 15 January 2018
- London, Bloomsbury
- Applications per place
- 5 (2016 entry)*
- Total intake
- 200 (2018 entry)*
First year students must take:
- HIST1006: Writing History
- HIST1007: Making History
- HIST1008: Concept, Categories and the Practice of History
- One Survey module
Students may then also take:
- Another Survey course
- An approved module from another department
Second Year students must take:
- HIST2008: Evolving History
- HIST2900: Second Year Research Seminar
- A Thematic module (either at UCL, or an Intercollegiate module)
- A Survey module
Students may then also take:
- Entry Requirements
- History required.
- English Language and Mathematics at grade C. For UK-based students, a grade C or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is required. UCL provides opportunities to meet the foreign language requirement following enrolment, further details at: www.ucl.ac.uk/ug-reqs
- A score of 18-19 points in three higher level subjects including grade 6 in History, with no score lower than 5.
- Degree Benefits
- Drawing upon UCL History, related UCL departments, including the Institute of the Americas and the School of Slavonic & East European Studies, and relevant University of London colleges, the programme offers a wide variety of courses spanning extraordinary chronological and geographical range.
- Specialisms of the department include the history of the ancient Near East, the history of the Americas, the cultural and intellectual history of Europe, and transnational history.
- The flexible programme structure allows you to pursue your own intellectual passions. You are encouraged to study languages and can take courses in related subjects such as archaeology or anthropology.
- Exceptional resources, including the British Museum and the British Library, are within walking distance, and other London-based museums and organisations provide unrivalled opportunities for accessing primary source material.
- Fees and Funding
The fees indicated are for undergraduate entry in the 2016/17 academic year.
- UK/EU students
- £9,000 (2016/17)
- Overseas students
- £16,130 (2016/17)
Fees for students entering in September 2017 (i.e. for the 2017/2018 academic year) will be set in the summer of 2016 and published on the UCL Current Students website. Fees advertised by UCL are for the first year of the programme. UK/EU undergraduate fees are capped, but fees for other students may be subject to increase in future years of study by between 3 and 5%.
Various funding options are available, including student loans, scholarships and bursaries. UK students whose household income falls below a certain level may also be eligible for a non-repayable bursary or for certain scholarships. Please see the Fees and funding pages for more details.
- Application and Next Steps
How to apply
Application for admission should be made through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). Applicants currently at school or college will be provided with advice on the process; however, applicants who have left school or who are based outside the United Kingdom may obtain information directly from UCAS.
Application deadline: 15 January 2017
Promising applicants will be asked to supply further information to help us in determining whether to offer a place.
We are keen to attract students from a wide range of backgrounds, finding this helps to maintain an intellectually and socially stimulating community. Applicants should have studied History; English or a language taken to a higher level is also an advantage
Mr Ben Karniely
Undergraduate Programmes and Admissions Assistant
+44 (0)20 3108 4231