Course Overview

Attendance
UK/EU Fees £1,540 *
International Fees £2,125 *
Duration 5 years

* Price per 20-credit module

Course summary

History remains among the most fascinating and best loved of the arts and social science disciplines, and this is an exceptional degree which makes the most of our unique West End location. The course is modern, with a focus on British and European history, but there are many opportunities to study American, imperial and global history as well. A distinctive element of the degree is its focus on the extraordinary history of London.

You’ll learn inside and outside the classroom, on stimulating modules in political, diplomatic, social, cultural and military history, many of which are unique to Westminster.

You’ll explore the streets of the capital, learn how to conduct your own research in London’s unique archives, and graduate as a well- trained and experienced historian, ready to launch yourself into the world of work – in careers such as the media, education, the Civil Service and the Law – or prepared for research or further study.

You will also gain the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development.

Research underpins much of our teaching, and we encourage you into a community of scholars, through teaching which will enthuse and inspire you. A wide range of assessments includes essays and exams, document and artefact analysis, presentations, book reviews, portfolio preparation and mini-projects. Through these you will learn essential skills that will enhance your employability.

You can study an elective module from across the university in each year, and also take a credit-bearing internship in an archive, library or museum. Previous interns have had placements in the Imperial War Museum, the House of Lords Record Office and many other London institutions.

Course structure

The following subjects are indicative of what you will study on this course. The programme below is for a three-year course. If you study part time you will study the same content, spread over four years. Please note, each Level corresponds to one Year in the full-time version of the course (Level 4 is equivalent to Year 1, Level 5 is equivalent to Year 2, and Level 6 is equivalent to Year 3).

Subjects of study include:

  • Blood and Iron. The Making of the Modern World Part One: 1750-1914
  • Conflict and Commemoration: War and Memory in Twentieth-century Europe
  • Swinging London: Revolution and Legacy
  • Imperial Capital, World City: London 1750-1914. Skills and Sources
  • Metropolis: London and Modernity, 1830-1939
  • The Blitz: Image, Impact, Legacy 1940-1951

Credit Level 4

Subjects of study include:

  • Civil War to Civil Rights: Race, Society and Politics in the USA 1850-1970
  • Democracy and Dictatorship. The Making of the Modern World Part Two: 1914-1990
  • Fenians to Free State: the Making of Modern Ireland 1868-1923
  • History Internship
  • Jack the Ripper: Myth, Reality, Culture and Popular History
  • New Liberals to New Labour: British Politics 1906-2010
  • Writing History: Approaches and Methods for History Dissertation
  • The Past in the Present: History in London's Museums
  • In Bed with the Empire: Sex, Race and the Making of Modern Britain, 1800-1912

Credit Level 5

Subjects of study include:

  • Divided Society: a Social History of Britain in the Twentieth Century
  • "Don't Mention the War!" Britain and Germany since 1945
  • History Dissertation
  • New World Order: International Organisations in an Age of Global Conflict and Change
  • The Cinema as a Source for Historians
  • The End of History? Crisis and Conflict since the Cold War
  • The Troubles: Britain and Northern Ireland 1968-1998
  • The Weary Titan: Suez and British Decolonisation
  • Vichy: War, Occupation and the Holocaust in France 1940-1944
  • Transatlantic Feminisms: the Women's Movement in Twentieth-century Britain and Canada
  • Unruly Colossus: Churchill, Politician and Writer 1874-1965

Credit Level 6

Westminster Plus Electives

 
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As part of your course you may be able to take elective modules. Electives are an exciting opportunity to widen your experience at university and to gain skills and knowledge that will help make you more employable.

Find out about Westminster Plus Electives.

Entry Requirements

Typical Offer

One of the following (or an equivalent qualification):

  • A levels – BBC 
  • International Baccalaureate – 28 points
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma – DDM or National Diploma DD with A Level Grade B in a humanities-related subject
  • National Diploma – DM plus at least a Grade B in a humanities-related subject in one A Level
  • Access to HE Diploma – Pass with 45 credits at Level 3 with a minimum of 33 Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction

In addition to one of the above, you should have:

  • GCSEs – minimum grade 4 in Maths and English (Grade C in grading system prior to 2017)

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Typical Offer

  • International Baccalaureate – 28 points

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International Foundation course

We work in partnership with Kaplan International College London to provide Foundation Certificate courses for international students who don’t meet our Bachelor’s degree entry requirements.

Find out how to apply for the Foundation Certificate course.

Careers

Our Career Development Centre has just been shortlisted for the Best University Careers Service in the National Undergraduate Employability Awards for 2017.

With a growing network of over 3,000 employers around the world and a team of experienced careers consultants, we are here to help you succeed.

In 2015–16, we helped over 1,500 students find work placements across a range of sectors, with 250 employers attending 14 on-campus skills and careers fairs.

As a Westminster student, you’ll have access to our services throughout your studies and after you graduate.

We can help you:

  • find work placements related to your course
  • find part-time/vacation, placement and graduate jobs, including voluntary experience
  • find international opportunities to enhance your employability
  • market yourself effectively to employers
  • write better CVs and application forms
  • develop your interview and enterprise skills
  • plan your career with our careers consultants
  • meet employers and explore your career options at our employer fairs, careers presentations and networking events throughout the year

Find out more about the Career Development Centre.

Fees and Funding

UK and EU tuition fee: £1,540 (Price per 20-credit module)

The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Find out how we set our tuition fees.

Funding

As well as tuition fee loans, there is a range of funding available to help you fund your studies.

Find out about undergraduate student funding options.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

Find out if you qualify for one of our scholarships.

Additional costs information

See what you may need to pay for separately and what your tuition fees cover.

International tuition fee: £2,125 (Price per 20-credit module)

The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Find out how we set our tuition fees.

International student funding

Find out about funding for international students.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

Find out if you qualify for one of our scholarships.

Additional costs information

See what you may need to pay for separately and what your tuition fees cover.

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Studying History at Westminster

The Regent Campus experience

What our students say

Felix Diury

Felix Diury

Dynamic, enjoyable and diverse best describes my three years studying for a BA in History at the University of Westminster. The History department boasts an array of passionate and wonderful lecturers who seek to provide students with a range of skills in order to maximise their potential during, and after, their undergraduate degree.

Chelsey Mordue

I started my History BA degree at the University of Westminster in 2010 and graduated in 2013. I could not have asked for a better experience. The degree structure allowed me to study the topics I was most interested in whilst also providing a secure foundation in the subject. The lectures and seminars always felt relevant and were fun, interactive and interesting.

Michael Trull

Michael Trull

Studying History at the University of Westminster has profoundly changed what I thought I could achieve and what I now think is possible for me in the future. The modules provided and the lecturers who run them cover everything you can think of from 1750 onwards, including major wars, political revolutions, social change and even individual personalities like George Orwell.

Course Location

Our Regent Campus is composed of three sites all situated on and around one of the most famous and vibrant streets in London. The Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities is based at 309 Regent Street and includes recently refurbished social spaces and gym facilities. Students in the faculty are also taught at our Wells Street site. Westminster Law School resides at Little Titchfield Street. Alongside a full mock courtroom, hi-tech learning spaces and a pro-bono clinic, it also houses our state-of-the-art, 382-seat lecture theatre. For more details, visit our locations page.

 

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