History and Modern Languages & Cultures BA

This degree will develop your language skills and historical awareness. You'll deepen your understanding of cultures and societies in Europe and beyond.

We have a wide choice of optional modules. This means you can design your degree, choosing what interests you most.

In history we investigate past societies, from the ancient world through to the modern period, addressing political, social and cultural themes. The course will give you the analytical and practical skills you need for historical research and a successful future. You'll learn to exercise independent judgement, to be critical of accepted opinion and to present your arguments effectively.

The flexibility of the modern languages part of the degree means you have the option to study history with either one or two of these languages: Catalan, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. You can study Italian on this degree but only alongside a second language as well as history. Luxembourg Studies is available as an option from year two onwards, either on its own or with a second language and history.

You can take any language from beginner's level, and you can take French, German, Russian or Spanish post-A Level (or equivalent).

You'll develop your communication skills in your chosen language or languages to a high level. Optional modules include linguistics, literature, society and politics, history, philosophy and film studies.

We have recommended pathways through the languages and modules to enable you to create combinations that work well together. However, our flexible approach means you are not constrained by those pathways and we'll help you make the choices that are best for you.

You'll spend the third year of your course abroad. We have a wide range of destinations on offer, both within Europe and beyond. You can choose to study at a leading university, carry out an approved work placement, or in some cases take part in exciting volunteering opportunities.

This degree opens up a wide range of career opportunities, close to home and further afield. You'll get extensive training in analytical writing and techniques, as well as other transferable skills. You'll develop highly valuable language skills and you'll gain a sophisticated understanding of the countries where your chosen language or languages are spoken.

Studying in another country will greatly enhance your transferable as well as language skills, making you even more attractive to employers.

Dual and combined honours degrees

BA Award
Full-time Study Mode
4 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:

ABB

typically including History or Classical Civilisation and a modern foreign language

The A Level entry requirements for this course are:

BBB

typically including History or Classical Civilisation and a modern foreign language

A Levels + additional qualifications

| BBB, typically including History or Classical Civilisation and a modern foreign language + B in the EPQ

International Baccalaureate

| 33, typically with 5 in both Higher Level History and a modern foreign language

32, typically with 5 in both Higher Level History and a modern foreign language

BTEC

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

Scottish Highers + 2 Advanced Highers

| AABBB + AB typically in History or Classical Civilisation and a modern foreign language

ABBBB + AB typically in History or Classical Civilisation and a modern foreign language

Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels

| B + AB typically in History or Classical Civilisation and modern foreign language

B + BB typically in History or Classical Civilisation and modern foreign language

Access to HE Diploma

| 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

60 credits overall in a relevant subject, with 45 credits at Level 3, including 24 credits at Distinction (to include History units) and 21 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

If you are not studying a modern foreign language, the department will consider other evidence of aptitude for language learning (such as a languages GCSE at grade 4/C or, for non-native speakers of English, an English language qualification)

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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