BA (Hons) History and the Medieval World

History and the Medieval World at Winchester focuses on Britain, Europe and their neighbours from Classical Greece and Rome. It explores, finds meaning and addresses the outcomes of profound events such as the Norman Conquest, the Black Death and the Wars of the Roses.
**subject to revalidation

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BA (Hons) History and the Medieval World at University of Winchester

UCAS code: V190

Entry Requirements*

Typical offer:

2016 Entry: 260-300 points

2017 Entry: 104-120 points 

*UCAS has changed the way they calculate the tariff for courses starting in September 2017. Find out more about the new tariff.

An A level A* - C pass is required in one of the following: History, Archaeology, Classical Civilisation, History of Art, Economics, Politics, or English

Degree duration:

3 years full-time; 6 years part-time

International Baccalaureate:

26 points including 5 points at Higher Level

If English is not your first language:

Year 1/Level 4: IELTS 6.0 (including 6.0 in writing) or equivalent

Course Tuition Fees and Additional Costs

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man

2016 Entry (Full-time) | £9,000 p/a
Part-Time £1,125 per 15 credit module. The number of credits available per module may vary. Students can take up to a maximum 90 credits per year, so the maximum fee in a given year will not exceed the government permitted rate of £6,750.
Total Cost £27,000 (3 years) 

2017 Entry

2017 Entry Full-time £9,250** p/a
Part-Time fees are calculated on a pro rata basis of the full-time fee for a 120 credit course. The fee for a single credit is £77 and a 15 credit module is £1,156. Part-time students can take up to a maximum 90 credits per year, so the maximum fee in a given year will be the government permitted maximum fee of £6,939.
Total Cost: £27,750** (3 years)

International Students

2016 Entry (Full-time) | £11,300 p/a
Total Cost £33,900 

2017 Entry

2017 Entry Full-time £11,600** p/a
Total Cost: £34,800** (3 years)

For further details click here

Additional Costs:

Optional week-long History Fieldtrip in Year 2 - costs vary depending on location, based on previous trips the costs have been between £300-700.

Optional History Volunteering Placement in Year 2 incurs travel costs and placements normally consist of 12 visits. The travel costs will vary depending on the choice of placement location.

To find out what general costs are included or excluded in the course fees, such as textbooks and travel expenses, please click here

Other Information

Study abroad (optional):

America; Europe (Bulgaria) via Erasmus; Asia (Japan)

Work placement/field trips:

Previous students have secured placements at The Mary Rose and the British Museum. Students also have the opportunity to take part in trips to France, Spain or Poland to visit sites of former concentration camps in Krakow and Oswiecim.

Fact:

There is a student-led History society which organises trips to sites of historical interest and talks by a variety of academic speakers.

Student satisfaction:

100% of students are satisfied with the quality of the course (https://unistats.direct.gov.uk)

Pre-approved for a Masters:

University of Winchester students studying Bachelor Honours degrees are pre-approved to start a Masters degree at Winchester. To be eligible students must apply by the end of March in their final year and meet the entry requirements of their chosen Masters degree.

**Subject to revalidation

'Revalidation'  is the process by which the University  refreshes its existing provision. Revalidation assesses the quality and standards of the programme to ensure it continues to provide a distinct, high-quality academic experience for students, enabling them to acquire the necessary academic knowledge, understanding, general and subject-specific skills required to pursue a graduate level career.

Terms and Conditions 

For more information about the University of Winchester's terms and conditions click here.

**Indicative Fees for 2017/18 Home and EU students are £9,250 per year. Whilst the inflationary fee increases in tuition fees and student support loans have been announced by the Minister, they are still subject to formal parliamentary approval and the approval of The University of Winchester Board of Governors. International fees are still subject to approval from the University of Winchester Board of Governors.

In Year 1, students are introduced to history, both chronologically and geographically. They explore a variety of historical periods and cultures from Britain and around the globe, including Asia, Europe and the Americas, from the Classical period to the present day. It explores the nature of history as a discipline, its changing assumptions, methods and definitions and the current concerns of historians.

Study focuses on research skills and knowledge that forms the basis of more specialised study in Years 2 and 3. This includes learning how to use original documents to carry out research. Students choose from a range of optional modules that focus more closely on the Medieval World  in Years 2 and 3, from Theme Studies, Depth Studies, Civilisation Studies and Comparative Studies.

Theme Studies explore continuity and change over a long period of time with reference to a significant historical theme. Civilisation Studies focus on a civilisation's chronological, geographical and cultural context.

An understanding of methodology is developed by Depth Studies, which establish period by evaluating the use of primary and secondary sources and any issues associated with them as evidence. An area of historical concern across more than one country  and culture is examined by Comparative Studies modules.

Year 1

  • Reading and Writing History
  • Historical Landmarks
  • Creating and Consuming History
  • The Shaping of the Past: Contours and Forces in Historical Change

Four Introductory Study modules from
a choice of:

  • Introductory Study: Early Medieval Britain 400-1066
  • Introductory Study: The United Kingdom in the 20th Century
  • Introductory Study: The United States
  • Introductory Study: Early Modern Europe
  • Introductory Study: Europe 1300-1500
  • Introductory Study: English History1272-1500
  • Introductory Study: British History 1660-1832
  • Introductory Study: Twentieth Century Europe
  • Introductory Study: Victorian Britain 1815-1914
  • Introductory Study: East Asia 1900-present
  • Introductory Study: The Classical World 500-31BC
  • Introductory Study: Roman Britain
  • Introductory Study: The Roman Empire
  • Introductory Study: Tudor and Early Stuart England 1500-1660
  • Introductory Study: Rise and Fall of Modern Empires, 1783 - 1997
  • Introductory Study: Classical Worlds II: Barbarians, Byzantines, and Beyond (400-1050CE)
  • Introductory Study: Europe And The Americas (1763-1914)
  • Introductory Study: Uniting The Kingdom? Britain, 1660-1837

Year 2

  • Past Historians and Current Practice
  • Independent Study Module
  • Two medieval Theme Study modules
  • Two medieval Civilisation Study modules
     
  • Optional modules include Political and Religious Themes in the Modern Near and Middle East; Middle English: Texts in Context; Value Studies; Field Trip; The War on Terror and the Axis of Evil and Beyond; Old English 1
  • Students also have the option of undertaking a Volunteer Placement, Work Placement or Group Project

Year 3

  • Dissertation
  • Research Methods
  • Reflecting on History
  • A pair of linked medieval Comparative Study modules
  • A pair of linked medieval Depth Study modules

For further information about modules, please view the course leaflet (see right hand side).

Please note the modules listed are correct at the time of publishing, for full-time students entering the programme in Year 1. Optional modules are listed where applicable. Please note the University cannot guarantee the availability of all modules listed and modules may be subject to change. For further information please refer to the terms and conditions at www.winchester.ac.uk/termsandconditions

The University aims to shape 'confident learners' by enabling students to develop the skills to excel in their studies here and be transferable to further studies or the employment market. Staff and students form a community of learners who, together and independently, seek to generate and exchange knowledge. Over the duration of the course, students develop independent and critical learning, building confidence and expertise progressively through independent and collaborative research, problem solving, and analysis with the support of staff. Students take responsibility for their own learning and are encouraged to make use of the wide range of available learning resources available.

In addition to the formally scheduled contact time (i.e. lectures, seminars etc), students are encouraged to access academic support from staff within the course team, personal tutors  and the wide range of services to students within the University.

Programme Leader

Professor Mark Allen
Interests: nineteenth and twentiethcentury British history; history and computing. As Programme Leader responsible for the day-to-day running of the undergraduate programme Mark Allen is more than happy to answer queries from prospective students.

Teaching team 

Professor Chris Aldous
Interests: twentieth-century Japanese history; medical history; environmental history. As Head of Department, Chris is more than happy to answer queries from prospective students.

Dr Natalya Chernyshova
Interests: Soviet and Russian history; modern Eastern Europe.

Professor Louise Curth
Interests: Sixteenth-Eighteenth Century medical and veterinary history, the history of print culture and advertising.

Neil Curtin
Interests: eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth-century American history; Cold War; European fascism.

Dr Carey Fleiner
Interests: classical Greece and Rome; the Carolingian Renaissance.

Dr Robert Gray
Interests: environmental history, nineteenth century Hungary.

Dr Xavier Guégan
Interests: Cultural Political and Social Colonial and anti-Colonial History; British India and the wider Empire; French Colonial Empire, especially Algeria; global connections and ideas within the colonial and post-colonial world.

Dr Douglas Hamilton
Reader in History. Interests: Caribbean, the Atlantic World, Representations of Slavery, Abolition and Emancipation.

Dr Robert Houghton
Interests: Early Medieval European history, urban history of Medieval Italy.

Dr Graciela Iglesias Rogers
Interests: Britain, Europe and the Americas between the 18th and 20th centuries, the Global Hispanic World and Transnational History.

Dr Ryan Lavelle
Interests: Politics and warfare in AngloSaxon and Norman England; early medieval Europe; the Age of the Vikings.

Dr Eoghan Moloney
Interests: history and culture of the Classical period, 4th century BC and ancient Macedon.

Dr Rebecca Oakes
Interests: Late Medieval population studies; social history of late medieval Britain; history of medieval education.

Dr Emiliano Perra
Interests: History, memory and representation, particularly of the Holocaust and Genocide; television and history; modern European History.

Dr James Ross
Interests: late Medieval England, particularly military, financial and administrative records and late medieval English politics.

Dr Simon Sandall
Interests: the social and cultural history of England in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, the English Civil Wars and Local History.

Professor Trish Skinner
Reader in History. Interests: European History from 300-1200, especially Italy, women and gender, Jewish History and the History of Medieval Health and Medicine.

Dr Kate Weikert
Interests: Early Medieval northwest Europe, gender and authority in England and Normandy c 900-1200.

Dr Ellie Woodacre
Interests: Early Modern European political and cultural history, France, Spain and the Italian Renaissance, Gender and Rulership.

Attendance regulations

If a student attends less than 25% of a module (three out of three classes) and no extenuating circumstances apply, marks will be capped at 40%.

Further information

For more information about our regulations for this course, please see our Academic Regulations, Policies and Procedures library

The University is committed to providing timely and appropriate feedback to students on their academic progress and achievement, enabling them to reflect on their progress and plan their academic and skills development effectively. Students are also encouraged to seek additional feedback from their course tutors and lecturers.

At the University of Winchester validated programmes may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances. The University is committed to ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used in the programme you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day/Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.

Graduates work in museums and heritage sites. Others work within teaching, retailing, the arts, marketing and local, regional and national Government.

For more information about graduate employment visit From Freshers to Future - what will yours be?

At the University of Winchester, we are committed to ensuring all our students gain employability skills to enable you to enter graduate level jobs and pursue the profession of your choice, for more information please read the Employability Statement.

Employability 

The Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) record collects information about what those completing university go on to do six months after graduation. The Careers Service undertakes DLHE on an annual basis through surveys and a data collection process. DLHE is designed and strictly controlled by HESA.

While DLHE provides accurate information about first destinations, this data needs to be viewed with some degree of care. Six months after leaving university is often a time of much uncertainty and change for leavers; many will be unsure of their long-term career plans and may take a temporary job or time out. The destinations of graduates only six months out of university do not necessarily reflect longer term career success and are therefore a crude measure of employability. Therefore, DLHE data should be viewed as merely a 'snapshot' of one particular year's experiences at a specific point in time.

Course Enquiries and Applications

Telephone: +44 (0) 1962 827234
UK and EU Students:Send us a message

International Students

International students seeking additional information about this programme can send an email to International@winchester.ac.uk or call +44 (0)1962 827023

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