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BA (Hons) History


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Course Length:

3 Years Full Time

Entry Requirements and Fees

2020/21 UK fee: £9,250

2020/21 International fee: £13,500

For further details about fees, please see our Tuition Fee page


Typical Offer (individual offers may vary):

  • UCAS Tariff points: 104 - 120 (A levels or combination with AS / EPQ / BTEC / Cambridge Technical)
  • A levels: BBB - BCC 
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass 
  • International Baccalaureate: 28 points 
  • IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5

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 museum and gallery practice and helping you turn your skills into employment. Whatever aspect of Historical life you wish to continue we are here to help you gain the confidence to reach the next destination. 


  • 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, 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.


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. 

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.

Postgraduate Pathways

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

Postgraduate study options available at Chichester include: 

  • MA Cultural History
  • PGCE
  • Postgraduate Research (PhD)

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-recognised journalists and filmmakers who provide lectures on this sector of employment. 


Indicative modules

Year One

• Renaissance & Reformation Europe, 1469-1609

• Torture to Terror: European Order & Repression, 1492-1794

• Studies in Gender and History

• Hollywood/Paris and the Makings of National Imaginations in the Twentieth Century

• Modern & Contemporary British History

• Faith and Doubt: Religion, Culture and Society in Victorian Britain

• Africa and the African Diaspora in the Making of the Modern World

• Imagined Communities: Regionalism in Modern European History

• Thatcherism and After

• The Tudors, 1485-1603

• The United States: From the Revolution of Reason to the Great Society, 1763-1970

• The Black Death, 1348-1500

• The Slave Trade, 1444-1834

Year Two

• Medieval Heresy, 1150-1500: From the Cathars to Erasmus

• Slavery, ‘Race’ and Empire and the British Imagination, 1780-1918

• Culture & Civilisation in Late Medieval England, 1200-1547

• From the ‘Angry Young’ Men to ‘Cool Britannia’: A Historical Analysis of British Cultural Activity after 1945

• Fascist Ideology in Western Europe 1870-1945

• Enlightenment Europe, 1688-1789

• Stuart England: Rebellion, Restoration, Revolution, 1603-88

• Colonialism & Anti-Colonialism in Africa

• The African Diaspora in Modern Britain

• Vichy France: The Society, Culture and Politics of Collaboration and Resistance

• The 100 Years War, 1337-1453

• Witchcraft & Magic in Early Modern Europe

• Crime & Punishment in Early Modern Europe

• Medieval & Early Modern Women: Sex, Gossip & Politics

• Work Placement

Year Three

• Louis XIV’s France, 1643-1715

• War, Memory and Political Culture in Western Europe since 1945

• Kingship, Queenship & Power in Late Medieval Europet

• Dictatorship, Conformity and Resistance in Hitler’s Germany, Mussolini’s Italy and Stalin’s Russia

• The Cultural History of Death

• Pan-Africanism

• Spectacle and Society: The city in the twentieth century

• Global Cold War

• The Crusades, 1095-1291

• Henry VIII’s Court: Faction, Faith & Fornication, 1509-47

• The French Revolution: Origins & Outcomes, 1744-94

• Making Humanities work for you: Careers module

International English Studies

Include International English Studies: 

International English Studies

Teaching and assessment

At our University, you will find a friendly atmosphere and an encouraging team of staff who 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 University 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.

Additional Costs

Include Additional Costs: 

Additional Costs

As a University of Chichester student you will be provided with many things to support you but there may be additional costs which you may encounter whilst studying. The information below will help you understand our provision and what else you need to budget for.

What you can expect from us

All of your teaching and assessments are included in your tuition fees, including, lectures/guest lectures and tutorials, seminars, laboratory sessions and specialist teaching facilities. You will also have access to a wide range of support and services:

• Materials for laboratory and field-based teaching activity;

• A range of student services – advisors, help desks, counsellors, placement support and careers service;

• The general Library services are free for students and our e-resources are available wherever you are. However, you may become liable for fines if you don't return items on time;

• Open access IT spaces, wi-fi across the campuses and in the halls of residence, AV equipment to borrow;

• Access to support from our Careers Service;

• Disability and additional learning support;

• The Language Centre to help you develop/improve foreign or English language skills;

• 24 hours a day security team.

Costs of living and other expenses you may need to consider:

• Accommodation and living costs;

• Text books (but do remember that our library is stocked with a large range of text books for all courses, as well as online resources such as industry journals, free of charge);

• General stationery and other supplies such as presentation materials;

• Photocopying and printing (note: a hard copy of each assessment to be submitted is required);

• The library is charged for the Inter Library Loans service - we pass this cost on directly to our customers;

• Travel to, from and between campuses (note that the U7 and Number 50 bus services offer a subsided travel rate); 

• Gym membership: check out our student membership packages, sports events, varsity teams, information about our new facilities and more on the Sport webpages;

• Dance / Theatre passes – these provide discounted entry to a range of performances;

• Field Trips / Educational Visits – these are optional and do not have to be undertaken to complete the programme. Students make a contribution towards the cost (e.g. travel, sometimes accommodation);

• If you require a Diagnostic Assessment for a Specific Learning Difficulty such as Dyslexia, the University may be able to assist you arrange this. You will be required to pay for this assessment, although some financial assistance may be possible from the University Hardship Fund. Further information is available from the Disability and Dyslexia Service. For more information, please click here

• Graduation: It is free for the student to attend the ceremony itself. Graduands must wear academic dress. Academic dress, guest tickets and photography are additional costs payable by the student.

Financial help available from the University

We offer a number of scholarships and bursaries to students who are beginning their studies at Chichester. Our Finance pages provides details on living costs, budgeting and paying your tuition fees.

Study Abroad

The Department of Humanities provides students with an outstanding range of degrees where you are encouraged to study abroad for one or two semesters.

We have partnered up with some of the best universities in the world including our friends in Italy, the oldest University, University of Bologna-Ravenna. The full list of partners today are:

  • University of Aix-Marseille (France)
  • Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium)
  • University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany)
  • University of Wuerzburg (Germany)
  • University of Bologna (Italy)
  • Cadiz University (Spain)
  • University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu and Kuopio (Finland)
  • Karadeniz University (Turkey)
  • St Norberts College (Wisconsin, USA)
  • Mercer University (Georgia, USA)
  • Columbus State University (Georgia, USA)
  • University of Northern Iowa (Iowa, USA)
  • Queens College (New York, USA)
  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges (New York, USA)
  • Louisiana State University (Louisiana, USA)
  • Thompson Rivers University (Canada)
  • Rikkyo University (Japan)

While our students work and study with our partners we welcome their students to our classes as well as supporting academic exchanges for global researchers to connect to our home students.