School of History

History BA, Hons.

The History BA programme offered at Kent has proved to be one of the most enduring, popular and flexible programmes that Kent has to offer.

Any study of history engages a natural human curiosity about the past. History is an exciting and diverse subject, which is reflected in the flexibility and breadth of the BA in History offered at Kent.

All of our modules are rooted in the research interests of our academics, so the modules offered to students are equally wide ranging. More than 70 undergraduate history modules invite you to study subjects as diverse as the crusades to the Cold War; from the impact of science on 19th century culture to the totalitarian regimes of Stalin's Russia and Hitler's Third Reich; from Anglo-Saxon England to the French revolution.

Our programmes are carefully crafted to allow undergraduates to tailor their degree to their own interests. As such, we only have one first-year core module: Making History, which aims to ease the progression from further education by providing an essential grounding in the disciplines and skills required for historical study.

The first year also provides an ideal opportunity for students to experiment with different areas of academic study. Students are encouraged to investigate areas of history they have not studied before, in order to enable them to make informed decisions regarding second and third-year study options, leading in to their dissertation.

Course content

Stage Two and Three

Dissertation & Special Subjects




BA History

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Location: Canterbury

Attendance: Three years full-time, six years part-time

Entry requirements:

A-Levels - ABB (with a minimum of a B in History, if taken)

IB - 33 points overall or 16/17 points at Higher Level. With 5 in Higher Level History or 6 in Standard Level History


"Kent is an excellent choice because History is an excellent School. The choice of modules is phenomenal."

Haig Smith
BA History graduate



School of History, Rutherford College, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NX

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Last Updated: 08/07/2015