Course details

A Levels AAB Other entry requirements
UCAS code VL13
Duration 3 years
Fee Look up fee
Related subjects Sociology History

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Undergraduate Admissions Manager
Department of History
Telephone +44 (0)114 222 2552
Email history@sheffield.ac.uk
Website sheffield.ac.uk/history/study/ba

Department of History

Top 10 in the UK for History
The Times Good University Guide 2018

3rd best History department in the UK for world-leading research
Research Excellence Framework 2014

Course description

History graduates are highly skilled and readily employable. Through our degrees, you will develop and refine a wide range of skills, both history-specific and more widely transferable.

Our graduates become history teachers, accountants and consultants, civil servants, lawyers, museum curators, and archivists or journalists. Many also continue to masters or doctorate level.

Companies that have employed our graduates include Accenture, EY, PricewaterhouseCoopers and DLA Piper. You'll find our graduates in organisations ranging from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, to the Imperial War Museum and the National Archives, to BBC online and The Guardian.

Modules: what you study and when

About dual honours and major/minor degrees

Financial help from the University - bursaries

If you're a UK student, you could be entitled to a University bursary. A bursary is the same as a grant - you don't have to pay it back.

How our bursary scheme works

Entry requirements

Qualification Grades
A Levels AAB including History or Classical Civilisation
A Levels + Extended Project Qualification ABB including History + B. The Extended Project should be in a relevant subject
International Baccalaureate 34, 6 in Higher Level History
BTEC DDD in a relevant subject plus B in A Level History
Cambridge Pre-U D3 D3 M2 including History
Scottish Highers + 1 Advanced Higher AAABB + B in History
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels B+AA including History or Classical Civilisation
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
Other requirements
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department

Modules - what you study and when

The modules listed below are examples from the last academic year. There may be some changes before you start your course. For the very latest module information, check with the department direct.

Course information on Department of History website

Course information on Department of Sociological Studies website

First year

Core modules:

History Workshop
Classical Sociological Theory
Exploring Classical Social Thought Seminars
Introduction to Social Research
The Sociological Imagination Seminar
The Sociology of Everyday Life

Optional modules:

Empire: From the Ancient World to the Middle Ages
Paths from Antiquity to Modernity
The Disenchantment of the European World
The Making of the Twentieth Century
The Transformation of Britain, 1800 to the Present
Gender, Sexuality and Society
Globalisation and World Cultures
Introducing Criminology
Understanding Inequality
Welfare Politics and the State

Second year

Core modules:

Historians and History
Sociological Theory and Analysis

Optional modules:

A Protestant Nation? Religion, Politics and Culture in England 1560-1640
Becoming America, 1690-1763
Coercion and Consent in the Third Reich
Crime, Justice and Social Policy
Culture in Early Modern Europe
Digital Media and Social Change
Dynamics of Social Change and Policy
European Fascism
Gender and Sexuality on Modern Britain, 1850 to the Present
Gender, Culture and Society: Britain 1689 - 1837
Global Lives: South Asian Travel and Migration in the Age of Empire
Imperial Germany, 1871-1918
Match of the Day: The Nika Riot of 532
Murder in the cathedral: the Becket Affair
Power and Protest in Late Medieval England, 1348-1509
Race, Immigration & Multiculturalism
Religion in an Age of Terror: Ancient Texts and the Making of Modern Israel.
Social Problems: Policy and Practice
Sociology of the Family
Sociology of the Media
Tenochtitlan, City of Blood and Flowers: Aztec society in the early sixteenth century
The Ancient Greek Economy
The Archaeology of Anglo-Saxon England
The Battle for China's Future, 1839-1949
The Celtic West: from the fall of Rome to the Viking Age
The Family in Late Antiquity: Romans, Barbarians and Christians
The History of American Foreign Relations
The Making of Modern India, 1780-1965
The Myth of Venice
The Northern Ireland 'Troubles' and Peace Process
The Rise of Rome and its Empire (c.500-90 BCE)
The Sociology of Crime and Deviance
The Ten Commandments
The Welfare State in Britain, 1900-2015.
Tolerance and Dissent in Europe (12th - 16th Centuries)
Writing History

Third year

Optional modules:

Dissertation
A Comparative History of Revolution
Anarchy in the UK? Radicals, Democrats & Revolutionaries, 1830-86
Anarchy in the UK? Radicals, Democrats & Revolutionaries, 1830-86
Breaking up (in) the Carolingian Empire
Breaking up (in) the Carolingian Empire
Cannibals and Christians: Mexico and Spain, c.1492-1600
Cannibals and Christians: Mexico and Spain, c.1492-1600
Children and Youth within Developing Societies
Cities
Cultural Encounters
Emotions and identity in twentieth-century Britain: from stiff upper lip to Facebook
Emotions and identity in twentieth-century Britain: from stiff upper lip to Facebook
Ending the Cold War
Ending the Cold War
Extended Essay in Sociology
Extended Essay in Sociology
Fascism and Anti-Fascism in Britain, 1923-1945 I
Fascism and Anti-Fascism in Britain, 1923-1945 II
Forced into Being: How Involuntary Migration Created Ancient Israel
Forced into Being: How Involuntary Migration Created Ancient Israel
From Julius Caesar to Augustus: Rome's Revolution (89 BC-14 AD)
From Julius Caesar to Augustus: Rome's Revolution (89 BC-14 AD)
Half Slave and Half Free: The Origins of the U.S. Civil War
Half Slave and Half Free: The Origins of the U.S. Civil War
How the World Gets Made
How to lie with statistics
Humour and Laughter in Eighteenth-Century Britain
Humour and Laughter in Eighteenth-Century Britain
Intimacy and Personal Relationships
Merchants, Mariners and Migrants: The English Overseas, 1570-1624
Merchants, Mariners and Migrants: The English Overseas, 1570-1624
Protest, Movements and Social Change
Resistance & Liberation in South Africa: Gandhi to Mandela
Resistance & Liberation in South Africa: Gandhi to Mandela
Short Dissertation
Social Media, Data and Society
Sociology of Evil
Sociology of Health, Illness and Medicine
Solidarity, Sabotage, Students: Protest in Europe from 1968 to 1989
Solidarity, Sabotage, Students: Protest in Europe from 1968 to 1989
Stalinism and De-Stalinisation, 1929-1961 I
Stalinism and De-Stalinisation, 1929-1961 II
The American War in Vietnam, 1945-1975
The American War in Vietnam, 1945-1975
The Holocaust: The Destruction of European Jewry I
The Holocaust: The Destruction of European Jewry II
The Paris Commune I
The Paris Commune II
The Road to Civil War: England 1621-1642 I
The Road to Civil War: England 1621-1642 II
The Sociology of Organised Crime
The Sociology of Surveillance
The Spanish Civil War I
The Spanish Civil War II
The United States and the Cold War, 1945-1975
The United States and the Cold War, 1945-1975
The Uses of History
The Value of Sociology
The Wars of the Roses: Empire in Crisis, c.1440-1509
The Wars of the Roses: Empire in Crisis, c.1440-1509
Tools of Empire? Medicine, Science and Colonialism, 1800-1950
Tools of Empire? Medicine, Science and Colonialism, 1800-1950
What it means to be human
Whiteness, Power and Privilege

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.

Department of History

Study with us and you'll get a taste of hands-on history, with practical experience and opportunities for work placements and volunteering.

Our courses are about opening your eyes to the world and all its possibilities. Whatever your chosen career, we can help you to develop the intellectual skills you'll need to succeed.

There's a maximum of 12 people in your seminars during the first year- so you'll get to share ideas in a close and supportive environment. When it comes to doing your dissertation, you'll have individual support from one of your tutors. You'll build a close working relationship with your personal tutor who will help you to settle in and reach your full potential.

Department of History website

Department of Sociological Studies

You'll learn about key concepts like community, identity and welfare. Our degrees explore important sociological issues including crime, migration, religion and poverty.

Our world-leading interdisciplinary research shapes our teaching, so you're always challenged and up to date. Our staff are experts in their field and work with organisations in the UK and worldwide, bringing fresh perspectives to your studies. They'll give you the advice and support you need to excel in your subject. There are around 130 places available on our courses.

Department staff also play key roles in the Faculty of Social Science's Digital Society Network (DSN), an active group of researchers working on all aspects of digital-society relations. The DSN hosts events and activities to stimulate and support research in this area.

Department of Sociological Studies website


What our graduates do

History graduates are highly skilled and readily employable. Our students become history teachers, accountants and consultants, civil servants, lawyers, museum curators, archivists and journalists. Many also continue to masters or doctorate level.

Companies that have employed our graduates include Accenture, Ernst and Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers and DLA Piper. You'll also find our graduates in organisations ranging from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, to the Imperial War Museum and the National Archives, to BBC online and The Guardian.

Student profile


"I came on an Open Day and fell in love with this University and Sheffield. This department is always quite good in the league tables so it's a great place to do history."

Sarah Bramham
History

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