Transferring

Information for students wishing to transfer into or out of the Department of History

Transferring into History (from inside the University) | Transferring into History (from outside the University) | Transferring out of History | Further information

1. Transferring into History (from inside the University)

Please note History, and our dual departments, have limits on the number of students we can admit to both our single honours and dual honours degrees each year. Students do not have the right to transfer into the Department and admission is at the discretion of the Senior Admissions Tutor in History, and our dual departments where applicable.

When

Level of study Current degree Requested degree Entry requirements

Application deadline

Process

If the transfer is approved when will it take effect?

Weeks 1-3
Semester One
Level One History dual degree BA/History You should normally meet the standard entry requirements of the degree you wish to transfer to. Closed to applications Contact Beky Hasnip, the Admissions Manager This transfer would take place immediately.
Non-history degree BA/History
History dual degree
Week 3 onwards Level One History dual degree BA/History

You should normally meet the standard entry requirements for BA/History.

You will need to achieve a minimum of 60 in all History modules (HST120 plus at least one further level one module) and passes in any non-History modules.

12pm, Wednesday 14 March 2018 (week 6)* Follow procedure A below This transfer would take place at the end of level one, following the semester two examination results.
Combined honours BA/History

You should normally meet the standard entry requirements for BA/History or your chosen dual degree.

You will need to achieve a minimum of 60 in all History modules (HST120 plus at least one further level one module) and passes in any non-History modules. The relevant dual subject department may also require minimum levels of attainment for their modules.

History dual degree
Non-history degree BA/History You should normally meet the standard entry requirements of the degree you wish to transfer to. 12pm, Wednesday 14 March 2018 (week 6)* Follow procedure B below This change would normally require you to begin your degree again from level one at the start of the next academic year.
History dual degree
Level One (year two, part-time) CertHE Humanities with History BA/History or BA/History, Part-time You will need to achieve a minimum of 60 in all History modules (HST120 plus at least one further level one module) and passes in any non-History modules. 12pm, Wednesday 14 March 2018 (week 6)* Follow procedure A below This transfer would take place at the end of level one, following the semester two examination results.

 * Applications received after this date will be considered on an ad hoc basis if availability allows

Please click on the headers below for transfer process information.

 

Transfer procedure A

For students wishing to transfer from a history dual degree to single honours history; from Combined Honours to single honours history a history dual degree or from CertHE Humanities with History to BA/History at the end of level one.

The Department may take personal or academic circumstances into account when making its decision: please include any relevant information in the application form.

a) Please complete the level two transfer application form, making sure that you complete all required information, by the above deadline.

All applications received by the deadline will be assessed equally but we cannot guarantee being able to consider late applications.

b) You will be emailed regarding the result of your application within two weeks. Please note that acceptance is provisional at this stage, depending on your exam results.

Dual students - you will also be given detailed instructions about module choice at this stage but, in the meantime, we would recommend that you make modules choices in your dual department as usual to avoid having a reduce choice if your transfer application is not successful.

c) Once the second semester exam results have been released we will email you again with a final decision on your application.

Transfer procedure B

For students wishing to transfer into a single or dual history degree from a non-history degree. Please note this will require you to begin again at level one and you should consider the financial implications of this before applying. The Student Advice Centre can provide more information about how this may affect your funding.

The Department may take personal or academic circumstances into account when making its decision: please include any relevant information in the application form.

a) Please complete the level one transfer application form, making sure that you complete all required information, by the above deadline. Level one transfer applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis and acceptance will depend not only on the quality of your application but on availability of space.

b) You will be emailed regarding the result of your application within two weeks. Students transferring and starting again from level one are not required to complete level one of their current degree. We would recommend that you discuss whether you will finish level one or take leave of absence with your current department.

 

2. Transferring into History (from outside the University)

Transferring into a single or dual history degree from another university

High demand for places on all of our History degrees means that we are unable to offer places to applicants seeking to transfer into the second year from outside the University of Sheffield.

Applicants from other universities are able to apply to begin any of our degrees from level one and should apply through UCAS in the usual way. Applicants are advised to discuss their experiences in higher education elsewhere in their personal statement and to provide brief insight into their reasons for wanting to restart their studies at Sheffield. If possible, it is also a good idea to secure a reference from your current university.

 

3. Transferring out of History

Transferring from a single or dual history degree to a degree in another department and transferring from single honours history to a dual degree with history

Firstly, you need to discuss your reasons for wishing to transfer with your personal tutor. You should also contact the department that you wish to transfer into to discuss whether this change is possible as they will need to consider your qualifications and whether they have enough space available.

If it is possible for you to transfer, and following your conversation with your personal tutor you would still like to, you should complete a change of status form (available from the History reception and on the SSiD website) and have this signed by your personal tutor and the Undergraduate Support Manager, Rebecca Phipps, as well as your new department.

 

4. Further information

If you have any questions that are not addressed here, please contact the Admissions Manager.

If you have any queries about the outcome of your transfer application, you are invited to contact the Senior Admissions Tutor, who will be able to discuss this with you and explain the Department's decision.

If you have any questions about transferring out of the Department of History please contact the Undergraduate Support Manager.