Our BA courses

Our BA degrees offer an outstanding experience for students who want to pursue an interest in History at degree level. We have a variety of options, from a BA in History to dual degrees with a wide range of subjects. Within these you can work with world-leading academics to study history from the ancient period to the modern day, with options encompassing the history of Britain and Europe to America and the wider-world.

Entry requirements Applying 

Single honours degrees

Single honours degrees involve the study of one main subject. Our BA History degree is available full-time or part-time. In conjunction with the Department for Lifelong Learning, we also offer alternative routes into studying history including History with Foundation Year and Certificate in Higher Education Humanities with History.

BA History
BA History Part-time

Dual degrees

Dual honours degrees allow you to combine your study of history with another complementary subject. You will normally spend an equal amount of time and credits in each subject.

Major/Minor option - on many of our dual degrees, you can also choose to specialise more in one subject by dividing your degree so that one third (40 credits) is the minor subject and two thirds (80 credits) are the major subject. You do not need to decide before arriving in Sheffield and have the option to change the major/minor balance - or switch back to a 50:50 split - when choosing your modules for each year of the degree. Please note that this option is not available on dual degrees with Politics, Japanese and Chinese.

Dual Honours and Major/Minors

Archaeology and History              
BA Archaeology and History
Chinese and History              
BA Chinese Studies and History
English and History              
BA English and History
Japanese Studies and History              
BA Japanese Studies and History
History and Russian                           
BA History and Modern Languages and Cultures
History and Music                           
BA History and Music
History and Philosophy              
BA History and Philosophy
History and Politics              
BA History and Politics
History and Sociology              
BA History and Sociology


Entry requirements

Our entry requirements vary from ABB to AAB depending on your chosen programme. All degrees typically require an A Level in History or Classical Civilisation (or equivalent) and dual degrees may also require an A Level in a relevant subject (or equivalent). 

English language requirements are IELTS 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in each component (or equivalent).

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How to apply

Applications to all full-time degrees, including History with a Foundation Year, are made through UCAS.

Applications to the part-time BA History degree, part-time History with Foundation Year, and CertHE Humanities with History are made directly to the University. 

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*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.