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History by Distance Learning

University of Birmingham

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4625 GBP/year
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About

The History by Distance Learning programme from the University of Birmingham offers you the opportunity to explore a number of historical themes, drawing on the Department of History’s broad range of expertise.

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Overview

Are you interested in taking your knowledge of history to a higher level?

Do you want to add to your repertoire of skills? Or maybe you want to continue your professional development? 

You may pursue one of three pathways through the History by Distance Learning programme from the University of Birmingham: Contemporary History, Global History, or Modern British Studies.

Careers

Birmingham’s History graduates develop a broad range of transferable skills that are highly valued by a range of employers. These skills include: familiarity with research methods; the ability to manage large quantities of information from diverse sources; the ability to organise information in a logical and coherent manner; the expertise to write clearly and concisely and to tight deadlines; critical and analytical ability; the capacity for argument, debate and speculation; and the ability to base conclusions on statistical research.

Over the past five years, 93% of History postgraduates were in work and/or further study six months after graduation. Some of our History postgraduates go on to use their studies directly, for example in heritage, museums or the armed forces; others use their transferable skills in a range of occupations from finance to fundraising. 

Employers that graduates have gone on to work for include: Royal Air Force; Ministry of Defence; University of Birmingham; Royal Air Force Museum; and University of Oxford.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mass Society and Modernity 1914-1945 
  • Globalisation since 1945 
  • Global Histories: Comparisons and Connections 
  • The Making of the World: Themes in Global History 
  • Approaches to Medieval Studies
  • Understanding Medieval Documents

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
88 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You will need an Honours degree in a relevant subject, normally of an upper second-class standard.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4625 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4625 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4625 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4625 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

  • Scholarships to cover fees and/or maintenance costs may be available.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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