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Nottingham Trent University
United Kingdom, Nottingham
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Studying History at NTU is not a passive armchair activity but demands:

an open mind
intellectual curiosity
a willingness to engage in independent learning.
You will be introduced to new concepts and perspectives and develop your own research interests alongside set modules.

This course offers a broad and diverse curriculum, covering periods from AD 700 to the present day, and subject areas as diverse as:

international and urban studies
A wide range of options places the emphasis on student choice, enabling you to study in-depth specialist areas. The academic team at NTU teach specialist modules informed by their own research on:

The Crusades
Nazi Germany
Aztec and Inca civilisations
American and British History
Museum and Heritage Management.
Why choose this course?
Degree-level study in History develops a greater understanding of historical context and evidence, a greater awareness of the historical processes unfolding in our own time, and a deeper understanding of the varied traditions current today.
You will develop a high level of historical knowledge and understanding and research skills.
You will have the opportunity to undertake a work placement in a relevant industry as part of your degree.
Students have the option to study abroad at one our international exchange partner universities.
You will refine a wide range of transferable skills for a broad range of careers in an ever-changing job market.
You will work with leading academics and expert teaching staff who have strong links to the modern heritage industry and historical research groups.
Learn from the experts
This course is taught by a team of eminent researchers. In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF, 2014) 70% of NTU History research was assessed as world leading or internationally excellent. For you this means that the course is informed by the latest thinking and you’ll learn from people with a real passion for their subject. We look forward to expanding your interests and helping you to realise your ambitions.

Programme structure

How will I learn?
You will be taught through a variety of teaching and learning experiences which will include:

lectures and briefings
live projects
personal development planning
You will also be involved in self-directed project work where you will have the support of NOW, our virtual learning environment.

How will I be assessed?
All modules make extensive use of coursework:

portfolios of practical work
notebooks and commentaries.
Some are entirely assessed in this way whilst others include a seen or unseen examination. All examinations are assessed anonymously as is the majority of coursework.

What our students say
“It’s my ambition to continue onto postgraduate study to become an academic historian and the course is undoubtedly preparing me well for this.”

Matt Hefferan
BA (Hons) History

Career opportunities

Your career development
Knowledge and understanding of the past is of incalculable value both to the individual and to society, and as one of our History graduates you will possess a wide range of academic and transferable skills to achieve this.

Academically, the study of History instills an appreciation of the importance of historical context, the challenges posed by imperfect evidence, and a greater awareness of the historical forces unfolding in our own time. Proficiency in close textual analysis, developing rational enquiry, and constructing and articulating argument will provide not only valuable life skills but significant benefits to your employment activities.

History graduates are effective communicators, both in speech and in writing, and possess a range of major transferable skills that include:

critical reasoning and independence of thought
excellence in research methodology
advanced problem-solving.
These skills are valued in a wide range of occupations and settings, which is why the immediate and longer term destinations of History graduates are so diverse.

Some graduates choose to progress to further study, either to continue their research within History, or to gain more direct vocational qualifications such as museum and heritage management, teaching, or tourism.

This course also has established links with its former students, through which we receive employment opportunities for graduating students.

History graduates have gone on to forge successful careers both within large, well known organisations (such as Marks & Spencer, BBC etc.) and the small to medium sized companies that constitute much of the UK economy.

Recent graduate roles have included:

local government research
retail and finance.
Recent History graduates have gone on to work in graduate level positions with:

Barclays International – Analyst
Frank Haslam Milan (FHM) – PR and Marketing Coordinator
Move With Us – Account Manager
Charity fundraiser.
What our students say
“The main strength of this course is that it is an all round degree that trains you in a variety of areas. This means that a wide range of occupations are available to you after you have graduated.”

Megan Bestwick
BA (Hons) History

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States