Alternative entry routes

Are you passionate about history, but you want an alternative to full-time study? Are you not yet ready to enter directly onto the BA History degree? We're committed to making our degrees accessible, with a range of alternative entry routes available for you.


Watch: David McNeil, 30, talks about his experience of studying as a mature student at the University of Sheffield.

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. View course information on the prospectus link below.

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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 - 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

Apply for 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.

Apply for an international foundation year

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