Undergraduate study

Undergraduate

History

Politics, History and International Relations

Award Course length Course code Typical offer Start date End date
BA (Hons) DIntS / DPS 4 years full-time sandwich V101 ABB 1 October 2018 22 June 2022
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time V100 ABB 1 October 2018 16 June 2021

96%

overall satisfaction in History

NSS 2016

97%

of graduates in work or further study

DLHE 2015

Top 10

in the UK for overall student satisfaction for politics

History course overview

Our distinctive and innovative course is the newest single honours History degree in the country, admitting its first students in 2014.

The course has been designed in light of a unique consultation process involving current, recent and prospective students. The course spans the period from 1600 to the present, focusing mostly on the modern era. Its subject matter includes Britain and Continental Europe, but extends further afield to North America, the British Empire and China.

You can also choose to study a foreign language as part of this course.

International semester or year abroad

Students are given the opportunity to begin new languages or continue your studies in languages including French, German, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.

In the second semester of the second year, students who do not read a foreign language have the opportunity to apply to spend a semester abroad at a partner institution in the Czech Republic, Taiwan, Sweden, Finland, Denmark or the Netherlands. Teaching and assessment at these institutions are in English.

Students who study a foreign language to a sufficient level as part of their course can opt to take a four-year degree course and spend the whole of their third year abroad.

Students whose native tongue is English and who have received their education in the UK can apply for assistantships, securing paid work teaching English to school children. Other students study at a European University.

Modules


Year 1

This year provides you with a strong grounding in historical topics and approaches. Course modules include surveys of Modern European and World History as well as training in skills and methods. Accompanying every lecture module are small-group seminars where you can discuss your ideas and present findings. Assessment is carried out using standard essays and exams, as well as video presentations, group projects, seminar diaries and short papers. An overseas fieldtrip to Berlin will provide the opportunity to study history ‘on location’.


Year 2

This year enables you to choose five areas of modern history in which to specialise. You can acquire detailed knowledge and understanding of Britain, France, Germany, China, South Asia, the Russia, Cold War Europe and North America. Each of these modules develops your skills in primary source analysis and scholarly research. During this year you will be coached for your final year of study by taking a dissertation preparation module.


Optional placement year

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study.


Final year

This year is all about in-depth research. All students write a 12,000-word dissertation on a topic of their choosing. You will also choose options that are based on the current research projects of the history staff. These include the Beatles, the Rise of Nazism, Jim Crow America, the British Empire, and the visual culture of the Soviet Union.

Please note: optional modules are subject to availability and timetable permitting.

For indicative information on modular weight, content and assessment type please see module specifications.

For an indicative overview of the aims, learning outcomes and structure of this course please see the programme specification.


The information above reflects the currently intended course structure and module details. Updates may be made on an annual basis and revised details will be published through Programme Specifications ahead of each academic year. Please see Terms and Conditions of Study for more information

V101 History - BA (Hons) DIntS / DPS

A-Level
ABB (General Studies accepted)
IB
34 (6,5,5 HL)
BTEC
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM

V100 History - BA (Hons)

A-Level
ABB (General Studies accepted)
IB
34 (6,5,5 HL)
BTEC
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM

Selection

Applicants are usually selected solely on the basis of their UCAS application.  If applicants are made an offer of a place, they will be invited to visit the department giving them the opportunity to meet staff and students, see facilities and get an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough.

Course fees 2017/18

UK/EU fee: £9,250   |   International fee: £16,000

Placement year fees for 2020/21 are still to be confirmed. As an indication, for 2017/18 the current placement fees are set at 20% of the yearly full-time fee for UK/EU students and £3,000 for international students.

Additional costs for course

There may be additional costs related to completion of your research project (dissertation). Depending on the topic you choose to research and the nature of the project there may be travel costs, field expenses and postage costs that you will need to meet. 

Graduate destinations

As this is a new course we do not yet have employment statistics. However, our students in our existing history courses have developed careers in a large number of fields including marketing, finance, politics, public relations, publishing, journalism, the charitable sector, human resources and teaching.

Work placements

We encourage and support students who wish to undertake a year-long work placement during their time at Loughborough. Placements can be arranged with the help of the Careers and Employability Centre and are usually taken after the second year. If a placement is eligible for a Diploma in Professional Studies, the degree will be converted to a four year 'sandwich' course. In previous years, PHIR students have undertaken placements for the CBI in Brussels, IBM and Google.

Our students

Alexander

Course

International Relations

Department

Politics, History and International Relations

Qualifications

BA (Hons)

Year of Study

Final

Bernice

Course

International Relations

Department

Politics, History and International Relations

Qualifications

BA (Hons)

Year of Study

Final

Gifty

Course

History and English

Department

Politics, History and International Relations

Qualifications

BA (Hons)

Year of Study

Final

Kailey

Course

Politics with a Minor

Department

Politics, History and International Relations

Qualifications

BA (Hons)

Year of Study

Final

Department / School Key Information Sets

BA (Hons) DIntS / DPS 4 years full-time sandwich

UCAS code: V101

BA (Hons) 3 years full-time

UCAS code: V100