The new BA in History and Modern Languages will accommodate many different interests and approaches, including language, culture, film, and political thought, alongside modern British, European, American and world history. Students will spend the third year abroad, studying or working in a foreign country, and the course is likely to prove a springboard into a huge variety of careers, from journalism and broadcasting to law, business and finance.
Our four-year degree encompasses intensive study in language, culture, film, the history of political thought and a wide variety of modern British, European, American and world history. Like other language students, you spend the third year abroad – studying or working in a foreign country, and immersing yourself in the language, culture and history.
Typical offers require
- A Level: A*AA
- IB: 40-42 points, with 776 at Higher Level
For other qualifications, see the main entrance requirements pages on the University website.
Applicants for History with French, German or Spanish will need an A-level/IB Higher Level (or equivalent) in the language concerned.
Applicants for History with ab initio Russian will be more competitive if they can offer evidence of linguistic ability. Some prior formal study of History is highly desirable, but not absolutely essential.
- Applicants for History and ML are required to take written assessments both pre-interview (History assessment) and at interview (Language assessment), if interviewed.
- Further details about the written assessments can be found on the University website here.
Applicants are required to submit one or two school/college essays as examples of written work prior to interview.