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History BA

UCAS code: V100

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Three years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2023
Application deadline:
25 January 2023
Apply via UCAS

The History BA at King's covers an extraordinary breadth of periods and places- from Romans and Barbarians to modern China. Studying in London surrounded by world-class lecturers, outstanding museums and resources, 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. Students also have the option to study abroad at one of our partner institutions for the second semester of the second year. 

Key benefits

  • One of the best history departments in the world, and ranked 4th in Europe by The QS World University Rankings by Subject (2021).
  • 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 (Global University Employability Ranking 2020, published in Times Higher Education). Graduates get top jobs in a wide range of sectors, including law, business, government, heritage, finance and teaching.
  • Students have the option to study abroad at one of our partner institutions for the second semester of the second year. Current options include universities in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Singapore, Spain and the USA..
  • 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.
Henna

What I enjoy most about my course is the worldly breadth of information and exposure we receive as King's students. Not only does our education span across any thinkable geographical region, but we are gifted with an immersive international staff and student body- all concentrated in the heart of London.

Henna, History BA

Employability

Career prospects for King’s History graduates are excellent. Former King’s History students have found employment with national newspapers, law firms, civil service, state and private schools, 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), Georgina Henry (Executive comment editor of the Guardian newspaper) and Dina Asher-Smith (British athlete).

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

Employability

Career prospects for King’s History graduates are excellent. Former King’s History students have found employment with national newspapers, law firms, civil service, state and private schools, 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), Georgina Henry (Executive comment editor of the Guardian newspaper) and Dina Asher-Smith (British athlete).

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

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Three years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2023
Application deadline:
25 January 2023
Apply via UCAS

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