University of Westminster

Course Introduction

When it comes to learning how the past affects our futures, where better to do so than in the heart of England's history'making capital? As a History student at Westminster you will be able to take advantage of our central London location, with its unrivaled range of library and archive resources, as well as its social diversity. You'll explore the streets of the capital, learn how to conduct your own research in London's unique archives, and graduate as a well'trained and experienced historian. You will learn inside and outside the classroom on stimulating modules in political, diplomatic, military and social history, and our wide range of course options means that you can tailor your course to your particular areas of interest. All of our undergraduates also have the opportunity to undertake a work experience or credit'bearing internship module; previous placements have included the Imperial War Museum, the House of Lords Record Office and many other London institutions.

Course Modules

Year 1: London's liquor trade; London since 1960; nineteenth century America; the French revolution; the London blitz; Victorian London. Years 2 and 3: America and the Vietnam war; Britain and the great war; Britain between the wars; British defence policy; cultural history of world war ii; decolonisation; England since 1945; fascism; history of the EU; Jack the ripper; London and its museums; modern Ireland; origins of world war ii; race and politics in the USA; the American wild west; the cinema as a source for historians; the cold war; the new imperialism; the Russian revolution; the Spanish civil war; the troubles; women's history.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
5 years
Part Time Day
BA (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level BBC
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCE AS-level
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MDD
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) M2

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22% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 25%

Total Coursework: 72%

Total Practical: 3%

£4,700 - £6,700
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,400 - £9,000
Typical cost of private accommodation