Undergraduate courses

Our degrees offer an outstanding experience for students who want to pursue their interest in History, with options varying from a BA in History to dual degrees with a wide range of subjects.


Teaching and learning changes for 2020-21

Due to the coronavirus pandemic we have made some changes to teaching and learning for some courses in the 2020-21 academic year.

Find out about teaching and learning changes

These pages will be updated regularly, so please check back for the latest information about your course. Please note that we are now closed to new applications for 2020 entry.


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.

Single honours degrees

  • BA History
  • BA History part-time

Dual degrees

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

Applying, entry requirements and alternative routes

Single honours degrees

This course is also available for part-time study

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.

2021 entry

Single honours degrees

Dual degrees

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).

See individual courses for more details.

How to apply

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

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.

See Alternative Entry Routes for more information

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Advance Register for Clearing

We have places on our undergraduate courses this autumn. If you've already got your results you can apply now, or if you're still waiting for results get your name on the list by advance registering.