BA History and American Studies / Application and selection
Year of entry: 2020
How to apply
Advice to applicants
We require you to have studied History to A-level standard, Grade A. It would also be an advantage to have studied American history, literature or politics before.
We like to see evidence of transferable skills, for example: time management, team work, independent work, critical and analytical abilities.
We also prefer evidence of extra-curricular involvement with subject; reasons for wishing to study; particular areas of interest and enthusiasm in the field; evidence of skills in communication, organisation, independent research, critical analysis and teamwork.
How your application is considered
We don't normally interview for this degree, except in the case of mature applicants. In considering your application, all the information on the UCAS form is taken into account, particular attention being paid to academic qualifications and predictions, to your referee's confidential report, and to your personal statement.
Returning to education
We welcome applications from mature candidates. Where appropriate, mature applicants are called for interview and/or invited to submit written work. Your qualifications to date will be considered, along with the length of time since you were last studying for a qualification - applicants need to have been in education within the last five years. If it is any longer than five years since you were last in education we may require you to take an Access Qualification and invite you along for interview.
If you are on an Access course, you will be considered individually and we will ask to see some of your recent written work.
If you have other qualifications (eg Vocational A levels, Open University) you will be considered on an individual basis and you are recommended to contact our Admissions Administrator.
All Deferred applications are assessed on the same basis as applications for the current year of entry.
We do ask applicants to let us know as early as possible if they are intending to defer. This helps us to adjust the number of offers we make, in order to achieve the required number of students in a given year.
Policy for applicants who resit their qualifications
The University will consider applicants who have re-sat their final examinations but we may require further information in order to make an informed academic judgment on your application.