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History BA

UCAS code: V100

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Required A-level:
Duration:
3 Years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2021
Application deadline:
15 January 2021
Apply via UCAS

The History BA at King's covers an extraordinary breadth of periods and places- from Romans and Barbarians to modern China. You will explore topics you've covered at school as well as many that you haven't, such as the history of Contemporary Africa or sexuality and gender in Modern Britain. Our range of modules ensures that you can choose a programme of study to match your interests whilst studying in the heart of London.

Key benefits

  • One of the best history departments in the world, currently ranked in the top 5 in Europe by The QS World University Rankings by Subject (2020).
  • A wider range of periods and places than most history degrees, from medieval Europe to the modern world.
  • King's graduates enjoy one of the best employment rates and starting salaries in the UK. Ranked 4th in the UK for graduate employability (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018). Graduates get top jobs in a wide range of sectors, including law, business, government, heritage, finance and teaching.
  • You'll have the option to study abroad at one of our partner institutions for the second semester of the second year. Current options include University of Sydney, Hong Kong University, University of Auckland, Peking University and the University of Oslo.
  • Most teaching takes place in small seminar groups providing the opportunity for you to hone their discussion and presentation skills.
  • Studying in a central London location, you will have easy access to world-class museums, collections and libraries.
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I chose King's College London because I wanted to study at a top university. It offers a world-class education as you are taught by renowned teachers.

Rodolphe, War Studies & History

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Course Aims

  • History BA at King’s has a world-class reputation, offering graduates excellent career prospects.
  • Our modules are designed by the academics within the department and reflect their expertise. In the final year, you’ll have the opportunity to undertake a research dissertation on a topic that is linked to one of the many specialist subjects we offer, with one-to-one support from academic staff with comparable interests. We are part of the University of London and as second and final-year students, you’ll have the option to study History modules at other institutions (such as UCL and Royal Holloway), creating an even greater choice of modules.
  • There are opportunities to study abroad as part of your History degree at King’s. Recent popular destinations have included The University of North Carolina Chapel, The University of Auckland and The University of Hong Kong.
  • All students are offered the opportunity to study abroad as part of their History degree at King's and recent popular destinations include The University of North Carolina Chapel, The University of Auckland and The University of Hong Kong.
  • In your first year, you will explore a wide variety of introductory level modules, building an understanding of the background of historical events over an extensive period.
  • In your second year, you choose a more focused pathway, exploring themes across a narrower time range while encouraging a more comparative approach to history.
  • Your third year of study will challenge you to think more deeply and broadly about historical developments. You will develop comparative and theoretical perspectives, and select from one of the many specialist topics on offer, studying its primary source materials and writing your research dissertation on it.

Base campus

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Strand Campus

Located on the north bank of the River Thames, the Strand Campus houses King's College London's arts and sciences faculties.

Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the modules you study.

Special features

Optional study abroad

On this programme, you will have the opportunity to apply for either a single semester or a full year abroad supported by the Study Abroad Tutor in your department and King’s Global Mobility Office. Together with partner organisations around the world, you will be supported in navigating your international, educational journey, developing new skills and competences and learning to apply different perspectives to your chosen discipline.

Find out more about Study Abroad
Optional internships

Students will be supported through innovative digital education tools to discover meaningful work experience for themselves, including internships, insight programmes, which you can undertake alongside your studies.

Find out more about internships

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Subject requirements

Required subjects:
None
Preferred subjects:
History A-Level (or equivalent) is generally expected, however applications without can be considered where the application clearly demonstrates interest in and engagement with History as an academic subject.

A-Levels

Required grades:
AAA

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels.

International Baccalaureate

35 points

Including 6,6,6 at Higher Level. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

You will also need:

GCSEs: There is no GCSE requirement for this programme.

 

 

Alternative accepted qualifications

International applicants

Equivalent International qualifications

Course specific subject requirements are indicated in subject requirements above

English language requirements

To study at King's, it is essential that you can communicate in English effectively in an academic environment. You are usually required to provide certification of your competence in English before starting your studies.

Selection process

Application deadline: January 15th 2021.

Help for international applicants

International Foundation Year

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, we can help with our Foundation year courses.

Pre-sessional courses

If you have an offer from King's, but English isn't your first language, we have courses to help you.

Teaching methods - what to expect

History BA at King’s is a three-year course where you will take modules totalling 120 credits for each year

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.

Our modules are designed by the academics within the department and reflect their expertise. In the final year, you’ll have the opportunity to undertake a research dissertation on a topic that is linked to one of the many specialist subjects we offer, with one-to-one support from academic staff with comparable interests.

We are part of the University of London and as second and final-year students, you’ll have the option to study History modules at other institutions (such as UCL and Royal Holloway), creating an even greater choice of modules

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

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Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Written Examinations
  • Individual or group presentations

History BA at King’s is a three-year course where you will take modules totalling 120 credits for each year and will be assessed through a combination of essays, examinations, presentations, group work and dissertations. 

Coursework contributes approximately 60% and examinations approximately 40% to your final mark.

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. Each year you will normally take modules totalling 120 credits.

This is a three-year degree course in which you will take a combination of required and optional modules to total 360 credits.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

Career prospects for King’s History graduates are excellent. Former King’s History students have found employment with national newspapers, law firms, the civil service, state and private schools, in the heritage, banking and business sectors as well as in many different universities across the globe.

Prominent King’s History graduates include Ronan Bennett (novelist and screenwriter), Janice Hadlow (Controller of BBC Two) and Georgina Henry (Executive comment editor of the Guardian newspaper).

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • Recent graduates have found employment as: Academic Historian Dealers' Assistant, Bonhams Research Analyst

Tuition Fees

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Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is £20,790 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • If you study abroad as part of your course, you will not be charged tuition fees by the host university (although some partners do charge a small administration fee for applying). Please see the Study Abroad webpages for details of the relevant partner universities.
  • King’s will continue to invoice for a proportion of King's tuition fees At present these are as follows:
  • Home students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for £6,167 for King’s tuition fees for the year.
  • Overseas students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for two thirds of the King's tuition fees for the year.
  • Home students studying or working for a full academic year abroad will receive an invoice for £1,350 for King’s tuition fees for the year.
  • Overseas students studying or working for a full academic year abroad will receive an invoice for one third of the King's tuition fees for the year.  
  • You should also budget to pay for the associated subsistence costs, such as travel, visas, accommodation and food as well as any vaccination/immunisations required by the country to which you are travelling.
  • In addition to the costs above, you can also expect to pay for:
  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions
  • Library fees and fines
  • Personal photocopies
  • Society membership fees
  • Printing course handouts
  • Stationery
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses
  • Printing and binding two hard copies of the dissertation
  • Graduation costs
  • For further information, please visit our fees and funding pages.

Funding

To find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans, and other financial help available at King's please visit the Fees and Funding section.

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Course Aims

  • History BA at King’s has a world-class reputation, offering graduates excellent career prospects.
  • Our modules are designed by the academics within the department and reflect their expertise. In the final year, you’ll have the opportunity to undertake a research dissertation on a topic that is linked to one of the many specialist subjects we offer, with one-to-one support from academic staff with comparable interests. We are part of the University of London and as second and final-year students, you’ll have the option to study History modules at other institutions (such as UCL and Royal Holloway), creating an even greater choice of modules.
  • There are opportunities to study abroad as part of your History degree at King’s. Recent popular destinations have included The University of North Carolina Chapel, The University of Auckland and The University of Hong Kong.
  • All students are offered the opportunity to study abroad as part of their History degree at King's and recent popular destinations include The University of North Carolina Chapel, The University of Auckland and The University of Hong Kong.
  • In your first year, you will explore a wide variety of introductory level modules, building an understanding of the background of historical events over an extensive period.
  • In your second year, you choose a more focused pathway, exploring themes across a narrower time range while encouraging a more comparative approach to history.
  • Your third year of study will challenge you to think more deeply and broadly about historical developments. You will develop comparative and theoretical perspectives, and select from one of the many specialist topics on offer, studying its primary source materials and writing your research dissertation on it.

Base campus

strand-quad
Strand Campus

Located on the north bank of the River Thames, the Strand Campus houses King's College London's arts and sciences faculties.

Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the modules you study.

Special features

Optional study abroad

On this programme, you will have the opportunity to apply for either a single semester or a full year abroad supported by the Study Abroad Tutor in your department and King’s Global Mobility Office. Together with partner organisations around the world, you will be supported in navigating your international, educational journey, developing new skills and competences and learning to apply different perspectives to your chosen discipline.

Find out more about Study Abroad
Optional internships

Students will be supported through innovative digital education tools to discover meaningful work experience for themselves, including internships, insight programmes, which you can undertake alongside your studies.

Find out more about internships

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Subject requirements

Required subjects:
None
Preferred subjects:
History A-Level (or equivalent) is generally expected, however applications without can be considered where the application clearly demonstrates interest in and engagement with History as an academic subject.

A-Levels

Required grades:
AAA

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels.

International Baccalaureate

35 points

Including 6,6,6 at Higher Level. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

You will also need:

GCSEs: There is no GCSE requirement for this programme.

 

 

Alternative accepted qualifications

International applicants

Equivalent International qualifications

Course specific subject requirements are indicated in subject requirements above

English language requirements

To study at King's, it is essential that you can communicate in English effectively in an academic environment. You are usually required to provide certification of your competence in English before starting your studies.

Selection process

Application deadline: January 15th 2021.

Help for international applicants

International Foundation Year

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, we can help with our Foundation year courses.

Pre-sessional courses

If you have an offer from King's, but English isn't your first language, we have courses to help you.

Teaching methods - what to expect

History BA at King’s is a three-year course where you will take modules totalling 120 credits for each year

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.

Our modules are designed by the academics within the department and reflect their expertise. In the final year, you’ll have the opportunity to undertake a research dissertation on a topic that is linked to one of the many specialist subjects we offer, with one-to-one support from academic staff with comparable interests.

We are part of the University of London and as second and final-year students, you’ll have the option to study History modules at other institutions (such as UCL and Royal Holloway), creating an even greater choice of modules

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

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Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Written Examinations
  • Individual or group presentations

History BA at King’s is a three-year course where you will take modules totalling 120 credits for each year and will be assessed through a combination of essays, examinations, presentations, group work and dissertations. 

Coursework contributes approximately 60% and examinations approximately 40% to your final mark.

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. Each year you will normally take modules totalling 120 credits.

This is a three-year degree course in which you will take a combination of required and optional modules to total 360 credits.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

Career prospects for King’s History graduates are excellent. Former King’s History students have found employment with national newspapers, law firms, the civil service, state and private schools, in the heritage, banking and business sectors as well as in many different universities across the globe.

Prominent King’s History graduates include Ronan Bennett (novelist and screenwriter), Janice Hadlow (Controller of BBC Two) and Georgina Henry (Executive comment editor of the Guardian newspaper).

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • Recent graduates have found employment as: Academic Historian Dealers' Assistant, Bonhams Research Analyst

Tuition Fees

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Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is £20,790 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • If you study abroad as part of your course, you will not be charged tuition fees by the host university (although some partners do charge a small administration fee for applying). Please see the Study Abroad webpages for details of the relevant partner universities.
  • King’s will continue to invoice for a proportion of King's tuition fees At present these are as follows:
  • Home students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for £6,167 for King’s tuition fees for the year.
  • Overseas students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for two thirds of the King's tuition fees for the year.
  • Home students studying or working for a full academic year abroad will receive an invoice for £1,350 for King’s tuition fees for the year.
  • Overseas students studying or working for a full academic year abroad will receive an invoice for one third of the King's tuition fees for the year.  
  • You should also budget to pay for the associated subsistence costs, such as travel, visas, accommodation and food as well as any vaccination/immunisations required by the country to which you are travelling.
  • In addition to the costs above, you can also expect to pay for:
  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions
  • Library fees and fines
  • Personal photocopies
  • Society membership fees
  • Printing course handouts
  • Stationery
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses
  • Printing and binding two hard copies of the dissertation
  • Graduation costs
  • For further information, please visit our fees and funding pages.

Funding

To find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans, and other financial help available at King's please visit the Fees and Funding section.

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Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Required A-level:
Duration:
3 Years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2021
Application deadline:
15 January 2021
Apply via UCAS

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