University of chester history

University of chester history


BA (Hons)

Uncover the secrets of our past as you explore the causes and effects of social, political, cultural and economic change.

Course overview

By studying the human past, it can help you gain a better understanding why the world is as it is and a greater appreciation of your place in it. Studying History will help you to acquire the skills that employers value, such as critical thinking, teamwork, communication skills, information handling and original thinking.

Why Study History with us?

Chester is an exciting place to study History – a Roman and medieval town with a key role in the Civil War that remains the capital of Cheshire.

At Chester, the study of history ranges from the fall of Rome to Cold War America. You can explore turning points in history, the Vikings, the Crusades, the Consumer Revolution, the English Civil War, the Holocaust, and minorities and migration in the 19th and 20th centuries.

The Department currently works with the Grosvenor Museum in Chester, and currently has use of the Cheshire Record Office and the Cheshire Military Museum archives.

University of chester history

Entry Requirements

Typical Entry 120 UCAS points
GCE A Level 120 UCAS points from GCE A Levels or equivalent. Typical offer – BBC/BBB. The department requires one of the following subjects:
Ancient History, Classical Civilisation, History, Politics, Sociology
BTEC BTEC Extended Diploma/Diploma: merit profile plus one of the GCE A Level subjects listed above
Irish/Scottish Highers BBBB including History
International Baccalaureate 28 points, including 5 in HL History
Access Access to HE Diploma, to include 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at Merit (including 15 in History).
OCR OCR National Extended/Diploma: Merit profile plus one of the GCE A level subjects listed above
Extra Information Please note that we accept a maximum of 8 UCAS points from GCE AS Levels and that the Welsh Baccalaureate (core) and A Level General Studies will be recognised in our offer. We will consider a combination of A levels and BTECs/OCRs.

If you have any questions, or are unsure if your qualifications meet these requirements, please contact us using the details below.