Transferring

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

Current Sheffield students

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.

This information is for students who are currently studying a history dual degree, BA Combined Honours or a non-history degree wishing to transfer to BA History or a History dual degree. 

If you are a BA History student wishing to transfer to a dual degree or to a non-history degree please see the information on transferring out of history below. 

Entry requirements

You should normally meet the minimum qualifications accepted this academic year for the degree you wish to transfer to. This usually means we can accept one grade below the standard entry requirements. Please refer the information for your chosen degree hereOther requirements may apply, please read the full information below. 

Transferring during year one

Semester one - weeks 1-3

If you would like to enquire about transferring during this period, please email Beky Hasnip, the Admissions Manager. If your request is approved, the transfer will take place immediately. 

Semester one - week 3 onwards

Deadline for applications: 5pm Friday 4 January 2019

Students wishing to transfer to BA History for semester two of the first year, should complete the level one dual student transfer application form by the above deadline.

If you are interested in transferring to a dual degree (from BA Combined Honours or a non-history degree) at this stage, please email Beky Hasnip, the Admissions Manager before applying to check availability. 

Please read the application form carefully and make sure to provide all of the relevant information. The Department may take personal or academic circumstances into account when making its decision: please include any relevant information in the application form.

Application form

Entry requirements

In addition to the A Level entry requirements listed above, you should normally achieve a minimum of 50 in the coursework elements of semester one History modules. You should be taking a minimum of one history module in semester one. 

You will be notified of the outcome of your application during the semester one exam period. If your request is approved, the transfer will take place in time for the beginning of semester two. You will be able to make changes to your modules by dropping non-history modules and replacing them with history modules. You may be able to swap non-history modules for unrestricted modules subject to availability.

Applications received after this deadline will be considered on an ad hoc basis up until the end of week three of semester two. 

Semester two - weeks 1-3

Please see semester one - week 3 onwards above. 

Transferring for the start of year two

Year one - semester two (deadline: 13 March 2019)

Deadline for applications: 5pm Wednesday 13 March 2019 (week 6)

Students wishing to transfer to BA History or a History dual degree for the second year, should complete the level two transfer application form by the above deadline. Please read the application form carefully and make sure to provide all of the relevant information. 

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

Application form

Entry requirements

In addition to the A Level entry requirements listed above, you should normally achieve a minimum of 50 in each history module that you are taking as well as a pass in any non-history modules. You must be taking two level one History modules. If you are applying to transfer to a dual degree, then you must also meet the dual departments requirements - you can email Beky Hasnip, the Admissions Manager to discuss this.

A final decision will only be taken on your application after the semester two exam results are released. 

You will be notified of the provisional outcome of your application within two weeks of the deadline. At this stage, approved transfer requests will be subject to the final results of your semester two modules. You will be contacted again with a final decision once the results are released in July. 

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

Applications received after this deadline will be considered on an ad hoc basis after the deadline up until the end of week three of year two. 

Year two - weeks 1-3

Please see year one - semester two above.


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.


Non-Sheffield students

Transferring into a single or dual history degree from another university

We are unable to consider transfer requests during the course of year one but are able to consider applications through UCAS to begin BA History and a number of our dual degrees in year two*.

Entry requirements

You should normally meet the minimum qualifications accepted this academic year for the degree you wish to transfer to. This usually means we can accept one grade below the standard entry requirements. Please refer the information for your chosen degree here

You should be undertaking the first year of a suitable BA History degree or dual degree. Offers will be based on students achieving 60 or above in relevant first year modules (at least 40 credits of History modules, and dual subject modules where applicable) and a pass in any remaining modules. 

If you would like to discuss a potential application, please email Beky Hasnip, the Admissions Manager

*This option is not available for BA History and Politics or BA Archaeology and History.

 


*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.