Are you passionate about history but...

you want an alternative to full-time study?

or, you're not ready to enter directly onto the BA History degree?


We are committed to making our degrees accessible and have a range of alternative routes available to you: 

BA History, Part-time

If you would like more flexibility from your studies, our BA History degree is also available part-time. You will study alongside our full-time students but spread your module choices out over 6 years.

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History with a foundation year

An integrated programme for students with non-standard entry qualifications and for mature learners who have been out of formal education for an extended period of time. You study on a foundation year with our colleagues in the Department of Lifelong Learning and, upon completion with the required results for progression, you will continue your BA level studies in the Department of History, and dual department where appropriate.

The following degrees are available with a foundation year:

  • BA History
  • BA Archaeology and History
  • BA English and History
  • BA History and Modern Languages and Cultures
  • BA History and Philosophy
  • BA History and Politics

Foundation programmes

BA History following an International Foundation Year

The International College offers pathways into University of Sheffield BA programmes, including BA History, through their International Foundation Year. Students interested in progressing to BA History can choose one of several pathways including the Society and Environment Pathway, the Social Sciences Pathway and the Law and Society Pathway. 

International Foundation Year



*Please note that the course details set out here may change before you start, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the course start date. The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.