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Bachelor of History and Philosophy (Hons)
Bachelor of History and Philosophy (Hons)

Bachelor of History and Philosophy (Hons)

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  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

English requirements

  • GCSE: Grade 4/C in English and 4/D Mathematics.
  • IGCSE English at grade C or above.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) 58 (with no less than 42 in any band).
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 79 with band scores of reading 18, writing 17, listening 17, speaking 20.

Course Information

Our BA History and Philosophy gives you the opportunity to study two subjects that will help you to make sense of the world around you.

Through our diverse and inclusive History curriculum you will learn about an array of cultures and identities.  What links our work is our focus on people’s history and everyday lives. This is represented strongly in our first year programme, which will give you an insight into the making of the modern world through exploration of beliefs, magic and medicine, campaigns for freedom and equality, Africa and the world, and America from Hamilton to Trump.

In your philosophy modules, you will be introduced to a variety of philosophical issues ranging from the nature of reality, knowledge and mind, to questions about how we should live, what we should value, and what would be the best way of organizing society.

Throughout your degree, the common link between the two disciplines will be the development of analytical skills. As historians you will learn to analyse historical documents and debates among historians, while in Philosophy you’ll assess the arguments of others, arriving at your own conclusions on deep, important issues. 

These analytical skills, honed over the course of your studies, will benefit you in the final year, if you choose to write a dissertation. This extended piece of work, available either in History or in Philosophy, will grow out of a topic that interests you. Previous students have been inspired by their year of study abroad. Others have worked on the history of jiu jitsu, women code breakers at Bletchley Park, the Notting Hill riots, and vice and sexuality in 17th-century London.  And Philosophy students have worked on the ethical issues of playing video games, the nature of the imagination, and environmental philosophy and the obligations of the state.

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Level 4

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Reason and Persuasion, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Belief and Disbelief: Faith, Magic and Medicine, 1500 - 1800, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Social and Political Philosophy, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Mind, Knowledge and Reality, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Ethics, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • The Fight for Rights: Freedom and Oppression, 1790s-1990s, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Historians' Toolkit, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Africa and the World, 1450-1850, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Philosophy of Film and Literature, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Cashing In: Traders and Consumers, 1600 - 2001, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Introduction to Public History, 15 Credits, Optional
  • The Heritage Industry in Britain, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Leisure and Lifestyle: 20th Century American Music, Sport and Entertainment, 15 Credits, Optional
  • The Meaning of Life, 15 Credits, Optional

Level 5

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Graduate Skills, 0 Credits, Compulsory
  • Themes in Plato's Republic, 15 Credits, Optional
  • The Right and The Good, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Philosophy of Mind, 15 Credits, Optional
  • USA 1861 to 1969: From Civil War to Civil Rights A, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Knowledge and Discovery, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Philosophy of Art, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Metaphysics, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Philosophies of Religion, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Virtues, Vices and Ethics, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Hearth & Heart: Family Life in the Long Eighteenth-Century, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Propaganda in Twentieth-Century War and Politics, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Nation & Identity: Newly Independent States in Interwar Europe, 1918-1939, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Making a Historical Documentary, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Making Histories: Public History Work Experience, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Postcards from the Empire: Experiences of British Imperialism, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Maladies and Medicine in Early Modern Europe, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Crime and Society in England, 1550-1750, 15 Credits, Optional
  • The Age of the Cold War, 1945-1991, 15 Credits, Optional
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Employability is central to everything we do.  History offers you the possibility of a placement in a local museum, archive or heritage site, enabling you to gain valuable transferable skills. As well as working in the huge heritage industry, past students have gone on to careers in teaching, the law, civil service, librarianship, retail management, marketing, the voluntary sector, publishing and the media.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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