BA History

History as an academic subject covers the whole of human existence in the past. At Roehampton, the BA History programme provides the opportunity for students to learn about and work on a wide range of historical periods from ancient history and digital humanities.

Course details

Taught by our team of world-class historians, this degree programme covers a vast range of periods, from the Viking conquests, through Tudor England to the collapse of Communism, and Brexit.
  • Mode of study: 2 -3 days campus
  • Intake: September , January
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9,250 per year
  • Location: London

University of Roehampton

Course overview

Our degree challenges students to think globally and comparatively to engage with cultural, social, economic, political, and intellectual history. At the same time, a practical focus on transferable employability skills is embedded into the curriculum throughout the degree to prepare BA History students for a variety of careers from education, heritage and the civil service to social justice and the third-sector.

The BA History programme is taught in a combination of lectures, seminar work and group work. This teaching format provides students with feedback by academic staff as well as peer-feedback from fellow students to enhance their learning experience.


Entry requirements

Year 1 entry: 112 UCAS points (or equivalent)

Foundation Year entry: 48 UCAS points (or equivalent)


You will graduate equipped to succeed in a wide range of careers, including publishing, broadcasting, law, the charity sector, accountancy and teaching.

History graduates have vital skills that make them attractive to employers, including confidence, adaptability and the capacity to work with people from all walks of life. It’s no wonder that history graduates become prime ministers, top lawyers, documentary film makers, museum curators, cultural heritage managers, teachers, economists, and business leaders.

Our careers team is available to support you from the start of your studies until after you graduate. They will help you build your CV, prepare for interview, and meet and learn from successful graduates working at the top of their careers. You’ll have lots of opportunity to work with our partners across London and beyond, and also to attend a Roehampton jobs fair where you can find out about graduate opportunities and meet employers.


All modules are core and are worth 15 credits unless specified.

Compulsory modules

  • Dictatorships and Democracies: Ancient and Modern
  • Making History

Optional modules

  • Diversity in Europe and its Neighbours c. 1000-1700
  • American History from Columbus to Cold War
  • Cities and Empires
  • Modern Revolutions in a Global Context

Compulsory modules

  • Applied Humanities: Professional Practice and Placement
  • Historical Controversies

Optional modules

  • Islam and the West
  • Gender and Sexuality in Europe, 1850-1920
  • Childhood: Histories, Lives and Stories
  • Global Genocides
  • Diasporas and Identities in the Viking and Norman Worlds
  • Decolonising the Past in Museums and Galleries
  • Power and Myths: The Roman Principate

Compulsory module

  • Independent Project

Optional modules

  • Radicalism in the English Revolution, 1640- 1653
  • Representations of the Holocaust
  • Student Activism and Making Change in America
  • Nation-building and Peace-making in the Early Middle Ages
  • The Body in Art History
  • Society and Politics in the Age of Cicero