We cover past societies, from the late Roman through to the modern period, addressing political, social and cultural themes in history. You'll learn to exercise independent judgement, to be critical of accepted opinion and to present your arguments effectively.

Choice and flexibility are at the heart of our teaching, so you can pursue and develop your own interests. At every level, there is a wide variety of modules to choose from, taught by our world-leading experts.

Our coherent programme is designed to equip you with the analytical and practical skills and methods needed for historical research and a successful future. We keep our seminar groups small, to ensure everyone can get involved.

Research is central to the student experience here in Sheffield. All our teaching is informed by the latest findings, and all our history students have the chance to carry out their own research project as part of their degree.

We help all our students to excel. Everyone is assigned a personal tutor for guidance and support.

BA Award
Full-time Study Mode
3 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

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Standard offer

Access Sheffield offer

The A Level entry requirements for this course are:

AAB

typically including an A in History or Classical Civilisation

The A Level entry requirements for this course are:

ABB

typically including an A in History or Classical Civilisation

A Levels + additional qualifications

| ABB, typically including an A in History or Classical Civilisation + B in a relevant EPQ

ABB, typically including an A in History or Classical Civilisation + B in a relevant EPQ

International Baccalaureate

| 34, typically with 6 in Higher Level History

33, typically with 6 in Higher Level History

BTEC

| DD in a relevant subject + A at A Level typically in History or Classical Civilisation

DD in a relevant subject + A at A Level typically in History or Classical Civilisation

Scottish Highers + 1 Advanced Higher

| AAABB + A typically in History

AABBB + A typically in History

Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels

| B + AA, typically including History or Classical Civilisation

B + AB, typically including an A in History or Classical Civilisation

Access to HE Diploma

| 60 credits overall in a relevant subject, with 45 credits at Level 3, including 36 credits at Distinction (to include History units) and 9 credits at Merit

60 credits overall in a relevant subject, with 45 credits at Level 3, including 30 credits at Distinction (to include History units) and 15 credits at Merit

Mature students - explore other routes for mature students

English language requirements | You must demonstrate that your English is good enough for you to successfully complete your course. For this course we require: GCSE English Language at grade 4/C; IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component; or an alternative acceptable English language qualification

Equivalent English language qualifications

Visa and immigration requirements

Other requirements

We also accept a range of other UK qualifications and other EU/international qualifications.

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.

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