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

94% student satisfaction
National Student Survey 2016

Top 3 in the Russell Group for small group teaching
National Student Survey 2016

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

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. An additional History qualification may be required
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:

The History of Terrorism
1066 and all that - the Norman Conquest of England
A Protestant Nation? Religion, Politics and Culture in England 1560-1640
Appeasement, the Munich Crisis and the British People
Becoming America, 1690-1763
Building Borders, Creating Conflicts: Asia after 1945
Coercion and Consent in the Third Reich
Course Assignment
Crime, Justice and Social Policy
Decolonisation
Dynamics of Social Change and Policy
Empires and revolutions in continental Europe, 1905-1923
European Fascism
France 1814-1889 Nation Building and Social Transformation
Gender and Sexuality on Modern Britain, 1850 to the Present
Gender, Culture and Society in Britain 1650-1850
Global South Asians: Travel, Migration and Diaspora, 1850-1950
Holy Russia, Soviet Empire: Nation, Religion, and Identity in the 20th Century
Media Studies
Media and Popular Culture in Twentieth-Century Britain
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.
Shell-Shock to Prozac: Mental Health in Britain
Social Problems: Policy and Practice
Sociology of the Family
The Age of the Vikings
The Ancient Greek Economy
The Battle for China's Future, 1839-1949
The Celtic West: from the fall of Rome to the Viking Age
The Digital Lives of London Criminals, 1750-1850
The Export of England: Seventeenth Century Trade and Empire
The Fall of the Roman Empire in the West
The History of American Foreign Relations
The Internet and Society
The Making of Modern India, 1780-1965
The Medieval Inquisition
The Myth of Venice
The Northern Ireland 'Troubles' and Peace Process
The Roman Republic and the making of Roman Italy (c.500-90 BCE)
The Salem Witchcraft Trials
The Ten Commandments
The Welfare State in Britain, 1900-2015.
Tolerance and Dissent in Europe (12th - 16th Centuries)
Trumpism: An American Biography
Two Germanys, `One People'? Central Europe, 1945-1990
Understanding the Aztecs: Life and Death in Early Sixteenth-Century Mexico
Warriors, Saints and Heroes in Early Medieval Britain

Third year

Optional modules:

Dissertation
A Comparative History of Revolution
Art, Power and History: Ideals and Reality in Renaissance Florence I
Art, Power and History: Ideals and Reality in Renaissance Florence II
Assembling consent: ritual and making the medieval world, 1050-1250
Assembling consent: ritual and making the medieval world, 1050-1250
Berlin in the Twentieth Century
Berlin in the Twentieth Century
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
Children, Families and Welfare States
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
Extended Essay in Sociology
Extended Essay in Sociology
Fugitive culture: Artists, scholars, and political activists in exile, 1917-1945
Fugitive culture: Artists, scholars, and political activists in exile, 1917-1945
How the World Gets Made
How to lie with statistics
Humanitarianism, Internationalism and the British Empire, 1900-2000.
Humanitarianism, Internationalism and the British Empire, 1900-2000.
Intimacy and Personal Relationships
Mao and the Making of Twentieth-Century China
Mao and the Making of Twentieth-Century China
Men, Masculinities and Gender Relations
Money, Power and Society
Permissive Britain? Social and Cultural Change 1956-74 I
Permissive Britain? Social and Cultural Change 1956-74 II
Protest and Democracy in Postwar Europe
Protest and Democracy in Postwar Europe
Radical Kingdom? Radicalism in the UK, 1832-1886
Radical Kingdom? Radicalism in the UK, 1832-1886
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
The American War in Vietnam, 1945-1975
The American War in Vietnam, 1945-1975
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 Culture and Identity
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 Wars of the Roses: Empire in Crisis, c.1440-1509
The Wars of the Roses: Empire in Crisis, c.1440-1509
The Weimar Republic - Laboratory of Modernity I
The Weimar Republic - Laboratory of Modernity II
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

We are the 3rd best History department in the UK for world-leading research according to the Research Excellence Framework 2014. Our research is world-class, wide-ranging and innovative. But what really sets Sheffield apart is our passion for public engagement. Finding new ways for people to access historical research is vitally important to us.

You'll work with award-winning academics on projects outside the lecture room to bring history to life. From an online history blog, New Histories - run entirely by students - to WikiAmerica, the history of America all in one place. Our students are passionate about what they do and it shows. You can also learn the craft of the historian on our History Workshop module. You'll work closely with one of our academics on real-life research, giving you an insight into what historians actually do..

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 international reputation for world-leading interdisciplinary research develops 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. 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.

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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