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BA History

BA History / Overview

Year of entry: 2017

Degree awarded
3 years
Typical A-level offer
Grades AAA-AAB, including Grade A History.
Typical International Baccalaureate offer

37 points overall (core points accepted), including 6 or 7 in three Higher Level subjects, one of which must be History.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
120 / 750
How to apply
Apply through UCAS
Apply through UCAS
UCAS course code
UCAS institution code

Course description

This programme offers enormous choice as well as the highest quality. You choose courses from a wide range, including Ancient, Medieval, Modern and Economic and Social History, as well as in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine. You can either specialise in particular areas or follow a range of interests. The final year offers a choice of specialised study of topics including British, European, American, African and Asian history at different periods, and a 12000-word thesis.

'History at Manchester provided me with constant support. Alongside the huge range of topics to study and the extra-curricular activities the department offers, history at Manchester offers a real sense of community between undergraduates, postgraduates, and lecturers, and has provided me with constant support and guidance through my studies and life in Manchester.' Zoe Strzelecki, History alumna and former editor of 'Manchester Historian', the newspaper established and run by Manchester's History students. 

Flexible Honours may allow you to study an additional arts, languages or cultures subject. Find out more here .


Fees for entry in 2017 have not yet been set. For entry in 2016 the tuition fees were £9,000 per annum for home/EU students, and are expected to increase slightly for 2017 entry.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Contact name
Mrs Gail Dickinson
+44 (0)161 306 1251
+44 (0)161 275 3098
Academic department overview

See: About us

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