BA (Hons) History

UCAS Code V100 Part-time study available Fast-track your degree

Unlock the past and plan for your future with a History degree from the University of Stirling. Create a course combination that matches your career ambitions.

Key facts

  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Start date September or January
  • Duration 48 months or 36 months
  • Mode of study Part-time, Full-time, Campus based
  • Download course leaflet
  • Study abroad opportunities

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If you really want to understand the modern world, it’s essential to unlock the patterns of the past. History courses can help you do exactly that – and here at the University of Stirling, we take an innovative approach to guiding you through the major events and periods that have shaped us all.

Our History degree will equip you with a wide range of intellectual and personal skills. You’ll gain an awareness of how different societies across the world have changed over time, by exploring areas such as Scottish, British, European, American and African history. You’ll also engage with different types of history, including political, social, cultural, gender, computer and environmental.

History lecturers and staff at Stirling are leaders in their field. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework assessment, 98% of our research in history was classed as world-leading or internationally excellent. That expertise and passion feeds into every aspect of your course to ensure you reach your final year of study functioning as a fully-fledged historian in your own right. Along the way, you’ll enjoy the freedom to not only focus in on specialty areas of history that interest you most, but also to combine your studies with one of 16 other subjects that broaden your professional possibilities – from journalism to teaching, politics and sociology.

Events

The department hosts events twice a week at 4 pm on Wednesdays and Fridays. These give you a flavour of what we teach, our approach, and why we're so passionate about history at Stirling.

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