History and Philosophy BA Hons - 2017 Entry

UCAS Code
VVC5

Entry Year
2017

A Level Requirements
AAA-AAB see all requirements see all requirements

Duration
Full time 3 Year(s)

Course Overview

The History and Philosophy degree at Lancaster will develop your critical abilities within two vibrant departments of like-minded students, tutors and expert scholars.

You’ll gain a strong understanding of how History and Philosophy intersect and influence one another and you’ll be able to follow your interests, choosing from a wealth of optional modules that encourage you to conduct your own inquiries.

You will be based in the Department of History, a thriving centre of historical teaching and research. The Department scored 97% overall satisfaction in the 2015 National Student Survey and our research environment was ranked 100% world leading or internationally excellent in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014). The work of our Regional Heritage Centre puts us at the heart of the local historical community and enables us to offer a pioneering range of placements, with partners such as The National Trust and The Greater Manchester Museums Group.

 Studying philosophy at Lancaster is not simply a matter of learning about philosophy. We encourage you to develop your own critical perspective on philosophical problems and questions, and to develop a range of methods for analysing, critically engaging with, and discussing such problems.

 

  

  • Course Overview

    Course Overview

    The History and Philosophy degree at Lancaster will develop your critical abilities within two vibrant departments of like-minded students, tutors and expert scholars.

    You’ll gain a strong understanding of how History and Philosophy intersect and influence one another and you’ll be able to follow your interests, choosing from a wealth of optional modules that encourage you to conduct your own inquiries.

    You will be based in the Department of History, a thriving centre of historical teaching and research. The Department scored 97% overall satisfaction in the 2015 National Student Survey and our research environment was ranked 100% world leading or internationally excellent in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014). The work of our Regional Heritage Centre puts us at the heart of the local historical community and enables us to offer a pioneering range of placements, with partners such as The National Trust and The Greater Manchester Museums Group.

     Studying philosophy at Lancaster is not simply a matter of learning about philosophy. We encourage you to develop your own critical perspective on philosophical problems and questions, and to develop a range of methods for analysing, critically engaging with, and discussing such problems.

     

      

  • Entry Requirements

    Entry Requirements

    Grade Requirements

    A Level AAA-AAB

    International Baccalaureate 36-35 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects

    BTEC Distinction, Distinction, Distinction

    Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject including Distinctions in the majority of units

    Other Qualifications We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international qualifications webpage or contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office directly.

    Essential Subjects

    IELTS 6.5 (with at least 5.5 in each component)

    Further Information

    General Studies Offers normally include General Studies if it is taken as a fourth A level

    Combination of Qualifications  Applications from students with a combination of qualifications are welcomed, for further advice please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office directly.

    Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomed

    Contact Undergraduate Admissions Office + 44 1524 592028 or via ugadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk

  • Course Structure

    Course Structure

    Many of Lancaster's degree programmes are flexible, offering students the opportunity to cover a wide selection of subject areas to complement their main specialism. You will be able to study a range of modules, some examples of which are listed below.

    Year 1

      Core

      Optional

    Year 2

      Core

      Optional

    Year 3

      Optional

    Lancaster University offers a range of programmes, some of which follow a structured study programme, and others which offer the chance for you to devise a more flexible programme. We divide academic study into two sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). For most programmes Part 1 requires you to study 120 credits spread over at least three modules which, depending upon your programme, will be drawn from one, two or three different academic subjects. A higher degree of specialisation then develops in subsequent years. For more information about our teaching methods at Lancaster visit our Teaching and Learning section.

    Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.

  • Careers

    Careers

    Our graduates have a number of career paths open to them, including journalism and publishing, marketing, PR and retail management. Core skills including independent research, critical analysis and effective presentation have enabled recent graduates to gain roles with major employers including Marks & Spencer, Santander, BskyB and Sainsbury’s.

    The interdisciplinary research methodologies, critical analysis, organisational and writing skills developed over the course of our degrees can lead to career destinations including business, marketing, the media, publishing, the Civil Service and the public sector.

    Many of our graduates decide to progress to postgraduate studies with us or other institutions, often entering into research and teaching positions. 

    Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, but that you also graduate with relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability/career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.

  • Fees and Funding

    Fees and Funding

    Fees

    We set our fees on an annual basis and the 2017/18 entry fees have not yet been set.

    As a guide, our fees in 2016 were:

    UK/EU Overseas
    £9,000 £14,500

    Funding

    Lancaster University's priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education and we have committed £3.7m in scholarships and bursaries. 400 students each year will be entitled to bursaries or scholarships to help them with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. Our financial support depends on your circumstances and how well you do in your A levels (or equivalent academic qualifications) before starting study with us.

    Scholarships recognising academic talent:

    • An Academic Scholarship of £2,000 for the first year of study to any student from the UK entering with A*, A*, A or equivalent academic qualifications 
    • An Access Scholarship of £1,000 per year for all UK students from households with an income of less than £42,600 who achieve grades of A*, A, A, or the equivalent academic qualifications.  In addition, students from household incomes of less than £42,600 who achieve higher entry grades of A*, A*, A (or equivalent academic qualifications), will also be awarded our £2,000 Academic Scholarship in their first year of study.
    • An Excellence Scholarship which forms part of the Unconditional Offer Scheme for full time UK applicants with outstanding academic profiles within a number of academic departments.

    Bursaries for life, living and learning

    • Lancaster Bursary of £1,000 per annum for all students from England with a household income of more than £25,000 but less than £42,600 

    Any financial support that you receive from Lancaster University will be in addition to government support that might be available to you (eg fee loans) and will not affect your entitlement to these.

    For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page

    Optional field trips may be offered on this course for which students will be required to pay their travel costs

    Students also need to consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation it may be necessary to take out subscriptions to professional bodies and to buy business attire for job interviews. 

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