History syllabus University of London

First degrees

History degrees

The following are brief descriptions of the first degree programmes in history, or including history, available in the various colleges and schools of the University of London. For fuller details, see the prospectuses of those institutions and the material produced by their history departments.

Birkbeck College

BA in History

All students are required to take twelve units. Full details of the syllabus are available on the website: www.bbk.ac.uk/hca.

Goldsmiths College

BA in History

Students take twelve units at the rate of four each year. The full syllabus is given on the website: www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/departments/historical-cultural-studies/index.html.

King's College London

BA in History

Students registered after 2008 must complete 360 credits over 3 years. Assessment occurs at the end of each year.

Full details of the syllabus are available on the website: www.kcl.ac.uk/schools/humanities/depts/history.

BA Ancient History

Students take twelve units at the rate of four each year. The full syllabus is given on the website: www.kcl.ac.uk/classics.

London School of Economics

BA in History

The complete syllabus for this degree is available on the website: www.lse.ac.uk/Depts/History/underg.htm.

Queen Mary University of London

BA in History
BA in Medieval History
BA in Modern and Contemporary History

Students take up to twenty-four course units over three years, normally eight each year. (A course taught over one semester is one unit, a course taught over two semesters is two units.) Examinations take place at the end of each year. Further details of individual programme structures and the range of course units available are given on our website: www.history.qmul.ac.uk.

Royal Holloway

BA in History

Students will take twelve units at the rate of four units per year. Full details of the syllabus are available on the website: www.rhul.ac.uk/History.

School of Oriental and African Studies

BA in History

Students are required to opt for History with special reference to one of the following pathways: Africa; the Near and Middle East; the Islamic World; South Asia; the Asia-Pacific region; East Asia; the modern Third World. They take twelve units which normally include three general or introductory courses. Five of the remaining nine units would normally be outline, thematic and Special Subject courses on the chosen region, the balance being made up by units on other regions or relevant units in another discipline, subject to departmental approval.

The complete syllabus is available on the website: www.soas.ac.uk/departments/departmentinfo.cfm?navid=13.

School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London

BA in History

Students must complete four course-units each year, making a total of twelve course-units over three years.

BA in History with a Year Abroad

Students must complete four course-units each year, making a total of sixteen course-units over four years. The course requirements are similar to those for the BA History. In addition, students spend their third year at a placement abroad.

The complete syllabus for both programmes and full course outlines are available on the website: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ssees/current-students/undergraduate 

University College London

BA in Ancient History
BA in History

Students take twelve units, at the rate of four per year, including History Core courses, full and half year courses, and a Special Subject. The detailed syllabus is listed on the website: www.ucl.ac.uk/history.

BA in History with a European Language
BA in History with a Year Abroad

Students must take sixteen units in this four-year degree. The course requirements are similar to those for the BA History. In addition students spend their third year at a University abroad.

The detailed syllabus is listed on the website: www.ucl.ac.uk/history.

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