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BA (Hons) History

Some people say History is written by the victors – and, as part of one of our most popular degrees, we will fuel your passion for history as we explore diverse aspects of past cultures and gain a rich perspective on major current issues.

We will provide you with an exciting, challenging, and stimulating experience, looking into exciting events from around the globe - including wars, revolutions, as well as social, religious, and gender issues that have shaped our very identities.

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Course Length:

3 Years Full Time

Entry requirements 2018

Typical Offer (individual offers may vary):

A levels: ABB - CCC

International Baccalaureate: 28 points

Access to HE Diploma: Pass with 15 level 3 credits worth of units at Merit

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Postgraduate Pathways

Alumni receive a 15% discount on postgraduate courses at Chichester.

Postgraduate study options available at Chichester include: 

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Student view

Heather-Ann Dunlop
Graduate, BA (Hons) History
My readings enabled me to form better opinions, develop new ideas and add new dimensions to these ideas. Being able to research in this environment, with the support that was offered to me was an exceptional experience that will be difficult to replicate.

Course content

As a History student at Chichester, you will study a dynamic and challenging subject, explore diverse aspects of past cultures and gain a rich perspective on current issues. Over the course of your degree, you will develop your knowledge of British, European and international history.

In addition, you will study key periods that build on your current studies, including, Medieval and Tudor England, Modern British and European history, as well as African and American history.

Importantly the degree is made to further your next step to employment by offering key modules in teacher education, museum and gallery practice, writing history for public audiences (journalism), and an introduction to documentary film practice. Whatever aspect of Historical life you wish to continue we are here to help you gain the confidence to reach the next destination. You will also gain key career opportunities including work with prestigious international museums, newsprint and television filmmakers, as well as experts in education and 'history' for careers in schools and colleges. Few other degrees can boast this level of engagement with the real world.  


  • Medieval Europe
  • Medieval England
  • Crusades
  • Witchcaft
  • The Hundred Year War
  • Early Modern Europe
  • The Tudors
  • The Enlightenment
  • Stuart England
  • Social History of Seventeenth Century England
  • Court Life
  • Louis XIV's France
  • Versailles
  • French Revolution
  • Victorian Britain
  • Fascism
  • World War I
  • World War II
  • Cold War
  • Modern Britain
  • Modern Europe
  • Research Methodology
  • Post War Britain (Cool Britannia)
  • Modern America
  • New York City
  • Urban History
  • Legacies of War and Holocaust
  • African History
  • African Diaspora
  • Civil Rights
  • Decolonization and Independence Movements
  • Military history
  • Women's history
  • Modern Social History
  • Russian history
  • Middle East (Area Studies)

Our facilities

Bishop Otter campus – where you will be based

Over the past few years, we’ve redeveloped both of our campuses so that you have the best facilities available for your degree. We pride ourselves on the quality of the learning environment we can offer our students. We offer a substantial collection of books, journals and other materials to help you further your research. A range of study areas for group and quiet study including Wi-Fi areas for laptop use are available, or you can use our open access PC and Mac areas.

Our Learning Resource Centre is the hub of the learning environment. It has two upper floors of library resources, one for silent study and one for quiet study, both of which have recently been refurbished. On the ground floor, you’ll find the Support and Information Zone, Media Centre, Otter Gallery, Costa Coffee and a variety of IT resources.

Working with our partners you will also have access to a network of leading museums and archives that link you directly to the world of work. Partners include: Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, Tangmere Aviation Museum, and West Sussex Record Office.

Third year students will also have the option to be taught by independent professional journalists and filmmakers, as well as leading educationalists who contribute to our PGCE programme. 


Where this can take you

A History degree is a great point of entry into the world of work. Many of our students turn their passion for the past into careers as history teachers. Some students choose to develop their interests by working in museums, galleries or other heritage venues. Others apply the skills learned on the degree to the world of journalism and public service. 

Courses on ‘History and the National Curriculum’ and ‘History and Heritage’ will help you prepare thoroughly for your next step in life. History at Chichester is therefore a great place to start a new career path. It is also a place where you will feel part of a scholarly community in which ideas, cultures, peoples and places come to life through enquiry, discussion and debate.

Work placements

On the BA (Hons) History you will have the option in year two to work with a sector-leading museums, galleries or heritage sites.

Our prestigious partners include: 

In addition we employ a number of internationally recognized journalists and filmmakers who provide lectures on this sector of employment. 


Teaching and assessment

At our University, you will find a friendly atmosphere and an encouraging team of staff which will work hard to support you throughout your learning. Our record in Student Satisfaction polls is second to none and we are delighted that our students find the degree a supportive and positive learning environment.

Each module includes an original and exciting historical assessment, including a mix of: shorter and longer essays, reviews of source material, research project planning documents, and some selected more traditional exams. For preparation for employment in teaching, museums, galleries, journalism, archives, we also include work placement diaries, writing articles and web pages for public readers and as an option short documentary films.


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