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3 years
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Bachelor's degree
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Bangor
English
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Program description

History

History is an inspiring, dynamic and relevant subject. It is always expanding and adapting to absorb new ideas and ask new questions of the past. Studying history will also help you develop practical skills valued by employers, such as the ability to collect and analyse data and to construct a clear argument.

When making your decision about what you might want to study at Bangor, you should bear in mind that you could choose to read for a degree not only in History but also in Welsh History; History with Archaeology; Heritage, Archaeology and History; History with Journalism; History with Film Studies; and joint degrees including History such as History and English.

Admission requirements

For 2020 entry:

Typical offer is based on a minimum of 112 tariff points for BA and a minimum 120 tariff points for MArts from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.:

  • A Levels (no specific subjects required but History preferred)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DMM
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical/ Extended Diploma: considered on a case by case basis
  • Access: Pass
  • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted.

International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements)

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

You will have around 12 hours of lectures, seminars and tutorials each week. You will spend about twice this amount of time reading and completing coursework. In addition to this will be field trips and practical sessions linked to archaeology and heritage modules. Some history modules, especially special subject courses, have involved trips both locally and further afield. You may take a work placement module or participate in an exchange scheme in the second year.

Assessment involves a mixture of examinations, essays, written work, presentations and portfolios.

For more information about specific modules, please visit the university website

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

For more information please visit our website

Qualification

Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn a BA (Hons).

Career opportunities

You will gain both sound historical knowledge and a range of transferable analytical and presentational skills. With these you will be able to tackle a variety of career options centring on administration and public leadership, for example, in personnel departments in the private sector, the civil service andlocal government as well as in a range of directly transferable vocations. Bangor History graduates have in recent years gained careers in the heritage industry, commerce, law, teaching and the armed forces.

By studying for a degree in History you will acquire a wide range of transferable skills, be they academic or personal. History graduates are desirable employees due to the variety of skills they develop during the course of their degree. These transferable skills include:

  • An ability to review critically the literature and formulate logical and structured arguments
  • An ability to make effective oral presentations
  • The development of writing and editorial skills
  • An appreciation of the complexity and diversity of situations, events and past mentalities
  • Experience gained from carrying out and completing a major research project in the third year – the dissertation
  • Good IT skills
  • Time management skills

These transferable skills are fundamental to other employment sectors, such as the public sector, teaching, tourism, law, accountancy and management.

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About this institute

Bangor University

Want something different? Well you have come to the right place. Bangor University is a historic University located between the mountains of the Snowdonia National Park, the wonderful Irish Sea coastline, and the awe-inspiring Isle of Anglesey. What makes Bangor...


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Why study at Bangor University

Gold rated teaching

Bangor University has achieved a Gold Award, the highest rating possible, in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The TEF assessment took into account teaching quality, learning environment and student outcomes and learning gain. We were judged to deliver consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students and our teaching is of the highest quality found in the UK.

A top 10 university

The National Student Survey (NSS) results place Bangor amongst the UK’s top 10 universities for student satisfaction (excluding specialist institutions). This reflects the University’s focus on overall student experience.

Wide range of courses

We offer hundreds of courses across the arts and the sciences. We pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching and our courses and lecturers have been rated in the top 10 in the country.

World class teaching & research

Study at a world-class university, which is recognised for the quality of teaching and research. Bangor University is in the top 40 in the UK for research according to the Research Excellence Framework 2014.

Work experience and placements

We offer a variety of options to gain valuable employability skills, which includes supporting you in work placements and internships that you may wish to undertake.

Guaranteed accommodation

We guarantee accommodation for first year students who apply by the deadline and select us as their Firm Choice. Our accommodation was rated as the best in the UK at the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2018.

Free membership of all clubs and societies

Take advantage of the Bangor Student Experience with free membership of student clubs and societies. There are over 150 different ones to choose from, so you can try something new, get involved with sports, meet new friends and get out and explore the local area.

UNRIVALlED location

Choose to study in one of the best places in the UK to be a student. Bangor’s location – close to the mountains and the sea – has been described as ‘the best university setting in the UK’.

Contact info

Bangor University

Bangor University
LL57 2DG Bangor Gwynedd
United Kingdom

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www.bangor.ac.uk

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