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Bournemouth University

UCAS Code: H4F6 | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements

GCSE/National 4/National 5

There are no GCSE requirements. The Foundation Year will cover these skills in preparation for degree study.

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Course option

4years

Full-time including foundation year | 2025

Other options

5 years | Sandwich including foundation year | 2025

**As the only history degree in the UK sat within a Faculty of Media & Communication, with a focus on Modern History, Media History, and Public History, you’ll develop practical and professional skills ensuring you graduate equipped for a range of careers.**

**Why study BA (Hons) History at BU?**
- As well as studying history in the traditional sense, you will be using newspapers, on-line sites, sound recordings, television and film as a way of exploring a broad range of topics

- In addition to traditional essays and exams, you'll be assessed through exhibitions, posters, websites, podcasts, blogs and even a mock peace conference

- Engage with public history working with a range of outside agencies including museums, archives and heritage organisations

- Develop a proposal for a public history event, working with organisations such as Bournemouth Blind Society, BCP council, National Motor Museum and the Museum of East Dorset

- Gain valuable experience during a four week or optional 30-week placement. Work with organisations such as Dorset History Centre, Huntley Film Archives, Highcliffe Castle, RNLI and ABA Antiques

- Bournemouth University is ranked in the top 10 universities for History in the Guardian University Guide 2023

This course includes a foundation year option for students who do not meet the entry requirements for the degree course.. This additional year of study will give you a grounding in the media & communication skills required for this course, building your confidence, knowledge and skills for further study. After successful completion of the foundation year, you will progress to the full degree.

Modules

Foundation Year: Academic & Professional Practice | Collaborative Communication Project | Understanding Contemporary Britain | Law & Government

Year 1: Historical Skills | Historical Evidence | The Making of Modern Britain 1750 - 1945 | Media Histories | History in the Public World | European Histories 1800 - 2000

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