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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 9k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 12k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 15 1월 2016

    Description

    On our BA History, you have a lot of choice in what you study with a wide range of historical themes and questions from 1500 to the present day offered. Your compulsory first-year modules are Society, Culture and Politics in Europe, 1500-1750 and History Workshop: Researching and Writing History at Degree Level. In your second year, Making Histories: Concepts, Themes and Sources is a compulsory module and in your final year you will take a Special Subject and write an Independent Research Project, which is your own piece of historical research, produced with the guidance and advice of your supervisor.

    Why study BA History at Essex?

    Our Department of History has developed a strong research and teaching profile; we came joint second in the UK in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE, December 2008) and have a 97 per cent satisfaction rating in the 2012 National Student Survey. Our staff are amongst world leaders in their fields and the topics on which they teach and supervise are closely linked to their research interests; being taught by us means that you will also be at the cutting-edge of history. Our teaching and research concentrates on the period from c.1450 to the present and covers a wide geographical area that includes British and European history, as well as Latin America, the USA, China, Russia, Africa, and the Indian Ocean.

    Why study this subject?

    Apart from being extremely enjoyable and enabling you to learn about the past and come to a better understanding of the present, a course in history provides you with important skills that will be of value after leaving university. In learning to absorb, analyse and assess a wide variety of information and viewpoints, in learning to express your arguments in oral and written form, and in learning to think and work both independently and in co-operation with others, history students acquire skills which employers in all fields value.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline January 15 Tuition fee
    • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
    • GBP 11950 Year (Non-EEA)
    Start date October 2015 Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    The special characteristics of our courses are choice and flexibility.
    We operate a credit framework for our awards, which is based on principles widely used across the UK university sector. Each module has a credit rating attached and our standard three-year course consists of 360 credits (120 credits in each year). Each year you take a number of compulsory core credits which give you the necessary training in the discipline; around this core you are free to choose the modules you want to do. Each year there is a wide range of optional modules to choose from.
    You can do as much History as you want, but we also encourage you in your first year to choose at least one module in another subject (an A-level subject you really enjoy, or a completely new subject you would like to try out!)This means that if you successfully complete your first year, then you may be qualified to enter the second year of a different course if you wanted to do so: for example, politics, philosophy or sociology, or a joint honours degree, combining History with another subject (providing places are available). It is also possible for you to continue your interest in a subject other than History in your second year, where you have the option of doing a 30-credit module in a different department.
    Please note that module information on our course finder provides a guide to course content and may be subject to review on an annual basis.

    Year 1

    • Society, Culture and Politics in Europe 1500-1750
    • History Workshop
    • And choose 75 credits from a range of History options or outside options.

    Year 2

    • Making Histories: Concepts, Themes and Sources
    • Choose from a range of History options and one optional outside option.

    Year 3

    • Special Subject
    • Independent Research Project;
    • Plus a range of optional History options

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


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    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS

    Requirements

    • A-levels: ABB-BBB
    • GCSE English: C
    • IB: 32-30 points (we consider IB certificates at the Higher Level on a case-by-case basis)
    • Achievement of the Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 6 level three credits at distinction and the remainder at merit (or above).
    • We welcome applications from students whose A-levels do not include History.

    English language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English: IELTS 6.0 overall with minimum 5.5 in each component (or equivalent). Different requirements apply for second year entry.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Essex.

    Funding

    For up-to-date information on funding opportunities at Essex, please visit: www.essex.ac.uk/studentfinance.

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