Taught by our team of world-class historians, this degree programme covers a vast range of periods, from the Viking conquests, through Tudor England to the collapse of Communism, and Brexit. Also available with a Foundation YearApply Now
BA (Hons) History
3 years :
4 years :
Full-time - with Foundation Year entry
Ranked in the top 10 in the UK, BA History at Roehampton gives you the chance to study over 3,000 years of our past; and the option of a paid one-year work placement.
Taught by our team of world-class historians, you will cover a vast range of periods, from the Viking conquests, through Tudor England to the collapse of Communism, and the events that laid the path to Brexit.
Geographically, the curriculum is equally expansive, taking in the Americas, the British World, Europe, Africa and Asia. Interested in Islam and Women? The Vikings? Or early modern magic? This degree lets you focus on the areas of history that inspire you most.
You’ll get real-world experience, and work placement and internship opportunities, and build the skills needed to open the door to many rewarding careers. Working alongside world-class scholars, you will also develop your own identity as a historian and your own research interests. If you’re looking to understand the issues the world faces today by learning from the past, and are ready to develop the skills that employers seek, this degree is for you.
How you will learn
Our history degree is designed to build on your education by developing you as an individual and supporting your aspirations. You will learn to understand history in different ways, giving you a new perspective and challenging your views.
Develop key critical and analytical skills, and gain the confidence to present your arguments and debate ideas. Studying history in the 21st century requires digital literacies as well as traditional research skills, and at Roehampton you will learn the latest methods for uncovering the past.
We foster a supportive environment built on strong student-staff relationships and an environment that helps you to thrive, whatever your background. You will learn through engaging lectures and seminars and also have one-on-one tutorials, personal guidance meetings, and extracurricular activities to allow you to develop your experience outside the classroom.
The books and documentaries produced by our historians are reflected in your lessons and your contributions often become part of the dialogue that informs staff research. Take up opportunities to study abroad, undertake a work placement, meet visiting scholars from around the world, and join fellow students on field trips at home and overseas. You can also join the student-led Roehampton Historical Society and contribute your own ideas.
Foundation Year Option:
This course is offered as a degree with foundation year – a four-year programme which provides an additional foundation year at the beginning of the degree, that will give you academic and practical experience, as well as the skills you need to ensure you are equipped to successfully complete your chosen degree.
You may incur additional costs during your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.
You will graduate equipped to succeed in a wide range of careers, including publishing, broadcasting, law, the charity sector, accountancy and teaching.
History graduates have vital skills that make them attractive to employers, including confidence, adaptability and the capacity to work with people from all walks of life. It's no wonder that history graduates become prime ministers, top lawyers, documentary film makers, museum curators, cultural heritage managers, teachers, economists, and business leaders.
Our careers team is available to support you from the start of your studies until after you graduate. They will help you build your CV, prepare for interview, and meet and learn from successful graduates working at the top of their careers. You’ll have lots of opportunity to work with our partners across London and beyond, and also to attend a Roehampton jobs fair where you can find out about graduate opportunities and meet employers.