History - BA

This is an American degree, four years in length (see the 'structure' tab for more information).

In the History major you will study different periods of time and different geographical and political areas.

You will learn how critically to evaluate historical evidence, to reach your own interpretation of it and to present your conclusions.

Students who study History at Regent’s University London have London as their classroom. The city itself has two millennia of history behind it. This history may be discovered in the documents of London’s archives and in its historic buildings and landscape.

You will need three credit hours in a non-native language (this requirement is waived for students who are studying in English as their second language).

Why should I choose this programme?

Historians have always been valued by employers for their ability to master data and for other transferrable skills.

In the contemporary environment where people may change jobs many times in their working lives, and where jobs are being created which did not now exist in the last decade, this transferability and flexibility will be even more important.

Key skills, aims and objectives

  • Familiarity with the outline history of the modern world
  • In-depth knowledge of the history of one geographical area or historical epoch
  • The ability to make historical arguments using concrete illustrations and examples
  • Competency in research methods
  • Critical-thinking skills
  • Awareness of the roots of cultures

Future opportunities

Historians have always been valued by employers for their ability to gather, evaluate, interpret and present evidence.

This has traditionally led them into careers in politics, public administration and the law. Career opportunities also exist in communication, including teaching.

Careers directly related to history may be found in archaeology, museum work or librarianship; further qualifications will usually be necessary.

Additional information

This is an American degree, four years in length, which allows you to focus on a main interest while at same time offering a breadth and depth to your studies.

The degree is built upon four components: general education, major, minor and electives. Students must complete a minimum of 128 credit hours across the degree components.

Major
Your major is your primary area of academic specialisation, in this case History. It is possible to complete a double major. The flexibility of our course structure allows you to adjust your studies up to the end of your second year.

General Education
You must successfully complete the appropriate general education programme, which is designed to give breadth to your degree.

Electives
You have a choice of elective modules to complete the required 128 credit hours of your BA.

Minor (Optional)
You may elect to complete an approved minor in an area of study different from your major. A minor is a lesser concentration in a given subject area. You may declare a minor at any time during your degree. You have the option of selecting up to two minors.
A minimum of 18 credit hours must be completed in a single discipline in order to receive a minor. We offer the following minors:

  • Art History & Criticism
  • Business
  • Computer Applications
  • Drama Studies
  • English
  • European Studies
  • Film Studies
  • History
  • International Human Rights
  • International Relations
  • Journalism
  • Management
  • Media Communications
  • Photography
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Relations
  • Religious Studies
  • Theatre.

From 2015 all new students will follow the Global Citizenship Programme (GCP), which is being phased in to replace the previous General Education Programme.

The GCP amounts to 30 credit hours of your degree total.

You will take a common First Year Seminar and a Keystone Seminar.

In addition, you will choose a minimum of eight courses (modules) to cover the following knowledge and skills areas:

Knowledge areas: 

  • Roots of Cultures
  • Social Systems and Human Behaviour
  • Physical and Natural World
  • Global Understanding
  • Arts Appreciation
  • Quantitative Literacy

Skills areas:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Ethical Reasoning
  • Intercultural Competence
  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication

Modules

Required courses
INTL 1500 The World System since 1500
HIST 2600 The Craft of History
HIST 4600  History Seminar

  • One course in American History
  • One course in European History, e.g. History of England
  • One course in non-Western History, e.g. Asia, Latin America
  • Two courses in Political Science/International Relations, e.g POLT 2250, Politics in the Industrialized World: the UK; INTL 2030, International Law
  • One additional History course, e.g. HIST 2000, Social History: The Making of London
  • Two departmental electives (Courses in HIST, POLT or INTL)
  • Three credit hours in a non-native language are required; this is waived for who are studying in English as their second language.

Four courses must be taken at upper-level.

See module descriptions

Future start dates

19 May 2014

August/September 2014
January 2015

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Fees

Fees Spring 2014
Annual tuition fee: £14,475 *
Tuition fee per term: £7,100 *
Summer session classes per credit hour: £478
Registration fee: £400 (non-refundable)
Non-EU Advance deposit: £700 (non-refundable)
Alumni fee: £350

Fees Autumn 2014
Annual tuition fee: £14,750 *
Tuition fee per term: £7,375 *
Summer session classes per credit hour: £496
Registration fee: £420 (non-refundable)
Non-EU Advance deposit: £730 (non-refundable)
Alumni Fee: £360

Fees Spring 2015
Annual tuition fee: £15,045 *
Tuition fee per term: £7,522.50 *
Summer session classes per credit hour: £496
Registration fee: £420 (non-refundable)
Non-EU Advance deposit: £730 (non-refundable)
Alumni Fee: £360

* This fee is based on a standard credit load of 12-18 credits. Additional credits taken will be charged at the Summer credit rate.

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Academic

Applicants must provide evidence of successful completion of 12 years of schooling, with a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 in the American High School grading system or equivalent. This is calculated on a scale of 0-4, with a 2.5 roughly equivalent to a C+/B-.

Acceptable qualifications include:

  • Argentina: Bachillerato
  • Australia: Secondary School Certificate
  • Bangladesh: Higher Secondary School Certificate
  • Canada: High School Diploma
  • Cyprus: Apolyterion Bitirme Diplomas
  • Egypt: Shehada
  • Greece: Apolyterion
  • India: Senior School Certificate
  • Indonesia: Ijazah Sekolah Menegah Atas
  • Japan: Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho
  • Jordan: Tawjihi
  • Malaysia: Sijil Matrikulasi
  • Pakistan: Higher Secondary Certificate
  • Philippines: NCEE
  • South Africa: Senior Certificate
  • Spain: Bachillerato
  • Saudi Arabia: Tawjihiyah
  • Turkey: Lise Diplomasi
  • UK: GCSEs (at least 5 at grades A-C)
  • USA: High School Diploma
  • UAE: Tawjihiyya

English requirements

PLEASE NOTE: UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) has suspended the consideration of applications for temporary and indefinite leave to remain which rely on tests administered by ETS to prove their English language ability, including TOEFL. This refers to applications from people who are already in the UK only; for individuals who are both applying for a visa and testing outside the UK there is no change.

Regent’s University London will accept ETS TOEFL, but with the exception of those that have taken or plan to take their tests in the UK or plan to submit their visa application in the UK.

UK Visas & Immigration have set up a helpline to assist people with a pending visa application who are relying on a test certificate or who were about to apply with such a certificate. Please call +44 (0) 114 207 3463 if you have any further questions relating to this issue. We will continue to monitor the situation and official guidance issued by UKVI.

If you are entering the UK on a Tier 4 student visa please ensure that your language test meets the requirements of both Regent’s University London and also those of UKVI.

– FEB 2014

 

For those applicants whose mother tongue is not English, we require a recent pass in any of the following qualifications:

  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, grade C
  • GCSE/IGCSE English, grade C (for non-EU IGCSE students, please provide along with the IGCSE certificate, the Supplementary Certifying Statement with the breakdown of component grades)
  • IB Diploma English A grade 4 or above HL or SL.  English B grade 5 at HL
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall score of 6.0 (for non-EU students: a minimum score of 5.5 in each component)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 80 on the internet-based test (for non-EU students you must score a minimum of the following in each component: 17 in Listening: 18 in Reading: 20 in Speaking: 17 in Writing)
  • Pearson Test (PTE Academic) score of 53 (for non-EU Students: a minimum score of 51 in each component)

Please note that the above list is not exhaustive; for more information about other accepted English language qualifications, please contact us.

Please also note that you may be exempt from taking an English language test if the last three years of your full-time education have been taught completely in English.

Please note that the above list is not exhaustive; for more information about other accepted English language qualifications, please contact us.

Students who require an international student visa to study in the UK and whose native language is not English, are also be required to meet specific grade requirements and conditions of study as stipulated by the UK Border Agency (UKBA). Please check their website for current information: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

On-campus diagnostic test

If you live in London, or are able to visit us, we can offer you a free English diagnostic test. 

This test is offered through Regent's Institute of Languages & Culture and should be arranged in advance. Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only. For more information, or to arrange a test, please contact us: exrel@regents.ac.uk

How to apply

Applying to study at RUL is a quick and easy process. We accept direct applications, have no formal application deadlines and there is no application fee.

Step 1 Apply

Please complete an application form. You can apply in the following ways:

Once you have completed the application form, you should send us the following supporting documents; these can be sent to us via email/post/fax:

  • Copies of academic transcripts and certificates from all previous studies (i.e. secondary school and/or university)
  • Two letters of reference, one of which must be academic; the second can be academic, personal (cannot be from a family member or a peer) or professional
  • A 300-500 word personal statement outlining the reasons for applying to your chosen course at RUL and how you feel you will benefit from the course of study
  • A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page
  • One recent passport-sized, colour photograph, jpeg format (this must be emailed to us to: admit@regents.ac.uk)
  • If not a native English speaker, proof of your English proficiency

Step 2 Making an offer

We will assess whether you meet our minimum entry requirements and will make you an offer by both email and post, or notify you that you have been unsuccessful.

If you have completed your education and have met all the entry requirements, you will be sent an unconditional offer. If you still have to finish your exams, or have yet to submit supporting documentation, you will be issued a conditional offer.

You can expect to receive a decision on your application within 10 working days of receipt of your completed application and supporting documents.

Step 3 Accepting the offer

If you wish to accept the offer you must:

  • Confirm your acceptance via email/post/telephone/in person
  • Pay the non-refundable registration fee
  • Pay the non-EU advance tuition fee deposit (if applicable)

Please note, while there is no formal deadline to pay your registration fee or non-EU advance deposit, if you need to apply for an international student visa to study in the UK, then we recommend that you pay these as soon as possible.

Please see here for information on how to pay.

Step 4 Full acceptance and visa

On receipt of your acceptance we will issue the final set of documentation and, where needed, the relevant visa support documentation. To find out if you need a student visa please consult the section titled ‘Studying in the United Kingdom’ on the UK Border Agency website: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk (please note it is your own responsibility to arrange the appropriate visa).

Transfer of credits

Transfer applicants must complete their applications by submitting all the supporting documentation required from freshman applicants.

If you have completed fewer than 30 credit hours or equivalent at your current institution we will need your official high school transcript in addition to your current undergraduate transcript.

If you have completed 30 or more credit hours, or equivalent, we only require your official undergraduate transcripts.

Once we have received your complete application, and if you have been accepted for admission, we will advise you on the number of credits you will be able to transfer towards your degree.

Scholarships available

Merit-Based Award

A scholarship of up to 50% of your tuition fees, awarded to students with strong academic achievements and potential. Available for specific programmes; please refer to the list below.

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Bursaries

As part of its public benefit commitment, the University wants to ensure that no student is deterred from applying to Regent’s University London because of financial difficulties. As such, each year the University offers a number of means-tested bursaries for full-time study on undergraduate programmes.

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US Financial Aid

Financial aid for US-passport holders following our US-accredited programmes.

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Study methods

You will be taught by highly qualified historians who are actively involved in research and with a record of publication.

Courses include field trips to museums, both national and of international range, and to historical sites in London and beyond.

You will explore major primary written sources and encouraged to learn by your own experience of the material around you.

Students with disabilities

Some of our courses encourage trips outside of the campus. If you have a condition that affects your mobility you are advised to contact the Disability Officer.

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Regent’s University London has no connection with Regent University of Virginia USA

 

 

Last updated: 16 April 2014

 

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Key information

Name
History
Qualification
BA
Level
Undergraduate
Accreditation
US
UCAS Code
School
Regent's American College London
Mode
Full time
Length
4 years
Fees
£14,475 *
Scholarships
Yes
Start date
19 May 2014
Study abroad
Yes
Validation
This degree is awarded by Webster University, St. Louis, USA

* See the admissions tab for further details on fees, scholarships and future start dates

US accredited degree

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