King's College London

Course Introduction

The King's BA History degree programme is designed to develop your critical thinking and independence of thought about the past. The unrivalled range of modules ensures that you can choose a coherent programme of study to match your interests whilst studying in central London.

Course Modules

Year 1 examples: The making of Britain 400'1400; medieval Europe 400'1500; early modern Britain 1500'1750; power, belief and culture in Europe 1500'1800; the worlds of the British empire, c1730'1960; Year 2 examples: History of political ideas II; history of the Iberian world, 1492'1822; history of the Roman empire; the nobility and gentry of medieval England, 1150'1500; the northern Ireland troubles. Year 3 examples: Britain's Thatcher; British imperial policy and decolonisation, 1938'1964; Caribbean intellectual history since 1800; Carolingian Europe, c.750'900.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level AAA
  • European Baccalaureate 90%
  • International Baccalaureate 35
  • SQA Advanced Higher AA
  • SQA Higher
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Key Course Information

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84% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 83%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 91%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 71%

£19,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

88% Go on to work and/or study

In work 43
Studying 42
Studying and working 3
Unemployed 5
Unknown 7

11% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 33%

Total Coursework: 67%

£5,980 - £6,740
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,800 - £6,400
Typical cost of private accommodation