Liberal Studies (History) - BA (Hons) with Integrated Foundation

Our new range of liberal studies degrees provides a true US-style liberal arts education, a first in the UK. In your foundation year you undertake a general education programme which provides a comprehensive foundation for your degree studies. From the first year of your degree, you choose a ‘major’ subject area whilst taking a range of ‘electives’ to tailor your degree to match your passions and interests. Every module in our liberal studies programme has been specifically designed for the degree, delivering you a broad-based education which engages you in critical and interdisciplinary thinking. Liberal arts graduates are well-prepared to make the most of opportunities in a fast-moving global economy.

History is the study of the human past: people, society, events and ideas. Learning about the past is important in itself; it also helps to explain where we are today – the ‘end point’ of thousands of years of those lives and events that we study. Learning about the past might even help us plan the future.

In this major you will study different periods of time and different geographical and political areas. Regent’s has particular strengths in Classical history, British and European history, and Chinese and Asian history. Regent’s historians have diverse research interests including religion, ideology, war and architecture. There are also close links between our History programme and our programmes in Art History and International Relations.

You will learn how to evaluate historical evidence, to reach your own interpretation of it and to present your conclusions. This is a discipline that encourages understanding of different societies and cultures, and you will therefore also study another language to intermediate level.

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Why should I choose this programme?

Studying history at Regent's means that the whole of London is your classroom. London itself is nearly 2000 years old, but it’s also a place to explore world history: in addition to London’s historic buildings and landscape there are international archives and museums. London is also where great historians have gathered, researched and written: William Caxton edited and published a history of the world here over 500 years ago; three centuries later Karl Marx researched his economic world history in the British Library.

Key skills, aims and objectives

  • A broad understanding of the history of the modern world since 1350

  • In-depth knowledge of the history of one geographical area or historical epoch

  • Competence in research methods

  • The ability to analyse and interpret data

  • Effective oral and written communications 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 to careers in areas such as politics, public administration and the law.

Careers directly related to history may be found in academia, archaeology, archive or museum work and librarianship. You could also consider opportunities in the media, publishing and teaching.

Majors / pathways

This is an American-style Liberal Studies programme that incorporates an area of specialisation (a major), a general education programme which all students take in their first year providing a broad foundation for your degree, plus electives chosen from a wide range of subject areas to be taken alongside your major.

There is a major project in the final year of study which enables you to open out the specialist area of your major to the breadth of your learning on the whole programme.

It is also possible to undertake a dual major or one or two minor subject areas alongside your major from other subjects offered within the overall programme. Majors, minors and elective classes are offered in the following subject areas:

  • Art History
  • Business and Management
  • English
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Journalism
  • Media and Communications
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Relations

There are also elective classes in Music Appreciation, Philosophy, and Theatre.

Study abroad
In addition to studying in London, you will have the opportunity to participate in an exciting term spent studying abroad. This provides you with a unique opportunity to explore a diverse range of topics offered by other institutions and gain international experience. This term takes place in Year 2 and replaces the second term of your Regent's degree. For more information see the study abroad section.

Additional information

Please note that an optional study period abroad always take place during degree level studies and is not included in your foundation year.

Modules

Foundation Modules

  • Foundation Seminars 1 and 2
  • Humanities
  • International Relations
  • Media Studies
  • Psychology
  • Political Science
  • Quantitative Literacy
  • Scientific Understanding

Degree Level Modules

  • History of London
  • Introduction to Western History
  • Study of History
  • The Formation of Modern Europe
  • The World’s Religions
  • 20th Century Britain
  • 20th Century Europe
  • American History
  • Medieval and Early Modern England
  • Topics in International History
  • Advanced Topics in History
  • Philosophy of History
  • The History of Modern China: Imperialism and Recovery
  • Major Capstone (dissertation)

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Future start dates

23 January 2017

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18 September 2017 

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Fees

Fees January 2017

Annual tuition fee: £16,175 
Registration fee: £250 (non-refundable)
Non-EU advance deposit: £2000 (non-refundable)

Fees September 2017

Annual tuition fee: £16,400 
Home/EU advance deposit: £500 (non-refundable)
Non-EU advance deposit: £4,000 (non-refundable)

 

Tuition fees are set for the University’s financial year which runs from 1 August to 31 July. Annual fees for students commencing studies in spring will span financial years. Spring and autumn fees will be invoiced at the rate applicable for that term.

 

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Academic requirements

For entry to the programme, we require five passes at GCSE/IGCSE level at grade C or above, including English.

All applicants must have successfully completed GCSE Mathematics or equivalent.

Other international qualifications, as recommended by the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) will be accepted, including:

  • US High School Diploma with a 2.5 GPA
  • HAVO
  • Six WAECs with grades A-C (1-6)
  • Realschulabschluß
  • Apolytirion of Gymnasio
  • Attestat
  • Bachillerato (from Central and South America)

If you have already successfully completed A Levels, or a recognised Level 3 or Access Programme; the full International, European or Welsh Baccalaureate; or, an equivalent qualification, you may be eligible for direct entry onto your chosen degree programme.  

English requirements

PLEASE NOTE: Latest update regarding ETS & TOEFL testing – The Home Office has suspended all ETS tests, including TOEFL exams, as evidence of English language ability from new visa applicants.

Please see the Home Office website for further information: https://www.gov.uk/government/world-location-news/changes-to-english-language-certification-for-visa-applications--3

Therefore, if you are relying on an ETS / TOEFL certificate for Visa purposes please be aware that you will now need to take an alternative English proficiency test.

We will continue to accept the following English language proficiency tests:

  • IELTS
  • PTE Academic
  • Cambridge Advanced
  • Regent’s University London on campus diagnostic test

If you have taken and submitted the TOEFL test as part of your admissions application, or have any questions in relation to the above, please do not hesitate to make contact with our Admissions team to seek further advice and support.

– 18/07/2014

 

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 (TOEFL results not accepted post 17 April 2014 for non EU/UK students)
  • 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 Visas and Immigration (UKVI). Please check their website for current information: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration

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

For advice and guidance on study-related visas and immigration, please view our visas and immigration webpage.

Applying to study at Regent's 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)
  • One letter of academic reference
  • 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 registration fee (non-refundable)
  • Pay the non-EU advance tuition fee deposit, if applicable (non-refundable)

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 UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) website: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration (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, funding and bursaries

Bursaries

As part of our public benefit commitment, we aim to ensure that students are not deterred from applying to Regent’s University London because of financial difficulties. Each year we offer a number of means-tested University bursaries for full-time study on undergraduate programmes.

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US Financial Aid

Direct subsidised and unsubsidised loans for US citizens, as well as Direct PLUS loans for eligible US citizens and Green Card holders administered by the US Department of Education (USED) for all eligible degree programmes offered at Regent’s University London.

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Future Finance loans

Alternative loan funding for students studying at Regent's University London

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Student Finance England

Funding for UK, and EU nationals, as well as students with the status of Migrant Worker.

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Undergraduate loans - Student Finance England 2016-17

Funding for UK, and EU nationals, as well as students with the status of Migrant Worker.

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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 are structured around lectures and seminars, and also 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 be 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: 04 January 2017

 

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Key information

Name
Liberal Studies (History)
Qualification
BA (Hons) with Integrated Foundation
Level
Undergraduate
UCAS Code
LS04
Study mode
Full time
Duration
4 years
Tuition fees
£16,175 *
Scholarships
No *
Next start date
23 January 2017
Future start date
Study abroad
Optional
Validation
Regent's University London

* See the admissions tab for further details on fees and scholarships

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