History BA (Hons)

Reflecting the globalised world we live in, the curriculum covers a wide range of European and non-European histories and examines topics such as colonialism, decolonisation, immigration, ethnic minorities and gender.

This course will hone your ability to absorb, communicate and critically analyse complex information. As you progress through the course, we’ll challenge you with more in-depth explorations and you can deepen your own historical interests. You’ll be supported by a passionate teaching team who are leading experts in their fields and provide a dynamic learning environment with a variety teaching and assessment methods.

Course details

Exploring primarily modern and contemporary history, our course is diverse, international in focus and innovative.

  • Mode of study: 3-4 days  a week
  • Intake: Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Location: Leicester campus

De Mortfort University

Course overview

You will learn about British, South Asian, European, African and North and South American history and also discover unique specialist topics such as history of photography and history of sport and leisure. You can also select a route through this degree in English Literature or Education. Develop a wide range of transferable skills by learning how to research and communicate complex information effectively.

Our graduates use these skills to forge successful careers across various professions including teaching, the law, marketing and the heritage and museum sector.


Entry requirements

112 points from at least 2 A levels or
BTEC Extended Diploma DMM or
International Baccalaureate: 26+ Points or
T Levels Merit
Plus five GCSEs grades 9-4 including English Language or Literature at grade 4 or above.

Pass Access with 30 level 3 credits at Merit and GCSE English (Language or Literature) at grade 4 or above.

We also accept the BTEC First Diploma plus two GCSEs including English Language or Literature at grade 4 or above


Employability skills are embedded in the curriculum to prepare you for a range of careers both related to History and in wider industries. Our graduates have gone on to forge successful careers in various professions, such as in teaching, law, public relations, marketing, journalism, civil service and the heritage and museum sectors, including roles such as:

Deputy Manager at the National Waterways Museum
Communication and Marketing Executive at Cambridge University Press
Associate at multinational law firm Eversheds Sutherland
Head of History at a high school


Note: All modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review. Exact modules may, therefore, vary for your intake in order to keep content current. If there are changes to your course we will, where reasonable, take steps to inform you as appropriate.

  • Block 1: Modern Britain Since 1800
  • Block 2: Empire, nation and revolution in the 19th century
  • Block 3: Global Cities OR can select to study one route from the list below:
    Education Route – Childhood, Social Justice and Education
    English Literature Route – Introduction to Drama: Shakespeare
  • Block 4: Ideology, War and Society in the 20th century
  • Block 1: Global Cold War
  • Block 2: Multicultural Societies in History
  • Block 3: Humans and the Natural World OR continue with the route selected in the first year:
    Education Route – Preparing for Professional Practice
    English Literature Route – Text Technologies
  • Block 4: Investigating the Past
  • Block 1: Culture, Society and Conflict
  • Block 2: Independence Movements
  • Block 3: The World on Display OR continue with the route selected in the first year:
    Education Route: Reflection on Practice: Teaching and Learning
    English Literature Route: World Englishes: On the Page and Beyond
  • Year long: Dissertation