|| Home | About | Undergraduate | Postgraduate | Staff | Research | News & Events | Contact Us ||
Room: Bowland B122
Our typical conditional offer is AAA for single honours History, and either AAA or AAB for all our other History-related schemes. See entry requirements for all History schemes.
Yes. We offer programmes in History andMedieval and Renaissance Studies. You can also combine History with other subjects: English Literature, Politics, Philosophy, International Relations, Religious Studies, Music, French, German or Spanish. See all our History schemes.
Even if you prefer to do a single honours History degree, the flexibility of the degree scheme means that you can do up to two of the eight units which make up Part II study in other subjects. This is a great way of maintaining an interest in a subject you've studied before, or just trying something new. It's worth remembering that there are many courses with a historical flavour in other departments, such as Politics, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Geography and the Department of European Languages and Cultures who run European Studies, French, German, and Spanish courses.
There is a core course which all of our History students take in their first year. This is designed to extend and deepen your knowledge of the past and to introduce you to some of the major historical topics and themes from the fall of the Roman Empire to the present day. You will also study up to two other subjects as minors in your first year, choosing from a long list of options.
You get a wide choice of courses at Part II (your second and third years), allowing you to specialise in particular areas that interest you the most (for example, medieval history, modern British history, the history of conflict and warfare), or to choose a mix of courses ranging across many continents and periods.
Yes. When you study History with a language, you will spend your third year abroad. If you are not studying a language, you can still study abroad, and in this case, spending a year abroad does not mean that you add an extra year to your degree programme – a year abroad at one of our partner institutions is considered equivalent to a year at Lancaster.
Yes, if you have started at another university but decide that you want to move to Lancaster, you can apply to enter direct at Part II, though you will still need to meet our standard entry requirements, and you will need to complete your first year to a satisfactory standard before you can join us. And please note that you have to complete both years of Part II at Lancaster: you cannot just join us for your final year. If you are interested, please apply in the normal way via UCAS.
If you are a UK student, you may qualify for a bursary or scholarship to help you with the cost of your studies. The University also provides other forms of financial assistance, some of which are available to non-UK students. For more information visit the University Bursaries, Scholarships and Funding pages.
Most teaching in our department is in small group tutorials or seminars, backed up by lectures, most of them held weekly. Lectures introduce key historical questions, discuss historians’ different approaches to these questions, and the ways in which they have used evidence to support their arguments. These lectures are the best way to gain an overall grasp of a course.
Most units are assessed by a combination of examination and coursework in a 60:40 ratio; a small number are assessed by coursework only. The main form of coursework is the essay, but there are alternatives such as group projects, presentations, or critical reviews of the literature on particular topics. In your third year you will undertake an extended research dissertation for one of your units.
We encourage mature applicants and students who do not have the same qualifications as the school leaver to apply. While relevant work experience can be taken into account, we normally expect to see some evidence of recent academic study, for example, an Access course. The Access course is particularly useful as it gives you experience of the 'classroom environment' which is a crucial element of studying for a degree, provides a good re-introduction to academic study, and completing the course gives us a reliable measure of your academic ability. Another option is studying with the Open University.
For further information, please see this helpful Guide for Mature Students.
If you require further information, please contact the Director of Admissions through our Admissions Administrator, prior to submitting your form.
Yes. The entry requirements are the same as for full-time degrees, though please note that you should apply direct to the university rather than via UCAS. There are no special classes or evening classes for part-time students: they study in the same classes as full-time students, and take the same number of courses in total, only they take fewer courses each year. This means that it may not always be possible to concentrate your contact hours each week into the most convenient times for you, and you can expect to have classes on at least two days a week.
Clearly independent reading is central to your studies, so you will get to know how to make best use of the University Library's extensive collection of books, journals and primary sources.
While you are an undergraduate you will have exclusive access to an expanding wide range of specialised digital resources to which the university subscribes. These have revolutionised both the teaching and researching of the subject. Not only are study rooms on campus networked but you can access these resources from anywhere in the world, with your own unique username and password.
Our resources include:
• Online access to academic journals articles and bibliographies through facilities such as JSTOR (Journal Storage), Historical Abstracts and America History and Life and International Medieval Bibliography Online.
What our students say
|| Home | About | Undergraduate | Postgraduate | Staff |
| Research | News and Events | Contact Us |
|Department of History, Bowland College, Lancaster University,
LA1 4YT, UK | Tel: +44 (0) 1524 593155 Fax: +44 (0) 1524 846102 E-mail: email@example.com
Privacy and Cookies Notice