History (Joint Honours) BA (Hons)

De Montfort University
36 months
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Bachelor's degree
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History (Joint Honours) BA (Hons)

About this program

History (Joint Honours) BA (Hons)

Explore, debate and evaluate some of the key events and ideas that have shaped our world throughout time, while expanding this global knowledge and insight through combining your studies with International Relations or Politics.

Our History programme is diverse, international in focus and innovative. Exploring primarily modern and contemporary history, this course will teach you the skills for effective research and analysis, helping to hone your ability to absorb, understand and communicate complex information. 

We cover British, South Asian, European and African and North and South American history alongside the more niche topics of photographic history, the history of sport and leisure, war and conflict, migration, ethnicity and racism, and employability. 

We use a mixture of year-long and half-year modules to allow you to study a wide range of different subject and experience a variety of diverse teaching methods and types of assessment. As you progress through the course, we’ll challenge you with more in-depth explorations, and the subject matter will become increasingly complex.  You’ll be supported by a passionate teaching team who provide an interactive and dynamic learning environment.

At DMU, you can study History and Politics or History and International Relations as a joint honours course, broadening your understanding of events that shape our world. You will choose 50 per cent of your options from our History modules and 50 per cent from Politics or International Relations modules.

Admission requirements

Typical entry requirements

History and Politics BA (Hons)

History and International Relations BA (Hons)

  • 112 points from at least 2 A ‘levels and including grade C in History or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma DMM and including grade C in A level History or
  • International Baccalaureate: 26+ Points

Plus five GCSEs grades 9-4 including English Language or Literature at grade 4 or above.

  • Pass Access with 30 level 3 credits at Merit in History and GCSE English (Language or Literature) at grade 4 or above.

We will normally require students to have had a break from education from full-time education before undertaking the Access course.

  • We also accept the BTEC First Diploma plus two GCSEs including English Language or Literature at grade 4 or above

International students

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each band, or equivalent when you start the course is essential. English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning, is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.

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

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Program content

First year

  • Presenting and Representing the Past
  • The Making of the Modern World

Second year

Students choose two year-long History modules, or the equivalent made up of a mixture of the full and half-year options listed below.

  • British India 1857–1947
  • Germany in World War Two (half-year option)
  • History and the Workplace
  • Histories of the Global South
  • Mass Observing Britain in War and Peace, 1936-1951 (half-year option)
  • Sport in 20th Century Britain (half-year option)
  • The Cold War
  • The Historian’s Craft: Sources and Methods in History (Compulsory for joint honours students wishing to do a History dissertation in third year).
  • Visualising the Modern World 1860-1950 (half-year option)

Third year

Students choose two year-long History modules, or the equivalent made up of a mixture of the full and half-year options listed below.

  • Borders and Boundaries: Legacies of Colonial Rule: India and Pakistan since 1947
  • Dissertation
  • Environment and Society in the Americas (half-year option)
  • Jews in Twentieth Century Britain (half-year option)
  • Photography and Conflict (half-year option)
  • Textual Studies Using Computers
  • The Olympics (half-year option)
  • US Presidency
  • Yugoslavia and Beyond

Scholarships & funding

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

Program delivery

This course is also available in part-time study options.


2021/22 tuition fees

  • UK students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £14,250 per year
  • EU students: Check the website for more information

Continuing studies

Graduates also have the opportunity to undertake further studies with courses such as our History MA  or Sports History and Culture MA.

Career paths

Our graduates have gone on to pursue successful careers in various professions including teaching, law, public relations, marketing, journalism, civil service and the heritage and museum sectors.

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De Montfort University

De Montfort University (DMU) in England welcome hundreds of European students every year for one of our 300 courses at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level. We have approx. 25,000 students studying in our 4 faculties; Business & Law; Health &...

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Why study at De Montfort University

  • Ranked 20th for Graduate Prospects (The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020)
  • In the top 10% of institutions overall recognised by the Times Higher Education’s Impact Rankings 2020
  • TEF Gold Award in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework – the only government-endorsed measure of teaching quality in higher education.
  • Campus of the Future - DMU has invested £136m in transforming its campus, creating new green space in Leicester and using renewable energy technology. Four of the largest campus buildings generate renewable energy via more than 1,110 solar panels, and a wood biomass boiler cuts out the need to burn fossil fuels.
  • 2030 Climate Action - More than 100 students and staff have taken part in carbon literacy training to understand how choices like transport, clothes, overseas travel and food impact the planet. DMU and the University of Leicester have teamed up with Leicester City Council to deliver the training in city schools. DMU has halved its carbon dioxide emissions since 2005.

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Phone no: +44(0)116 2 50 60 70

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