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BA in Liberal Studies (History) with Integrated Foundation (Full Time)

Regent's University London

Bachelor Degree , History

Course Description

This programme is modelled on the traditional US liberal arts degree. You will major in one subject area, but will also study a variety of other topics.

The Integrated Foundation is designed for those who do not meet the requirements for direct entry onto the BA (Hons) Liberal Arts (History). During this year, you will take a broader look at some of the key topics on the degree programme including international relations, psychology and media studies. This will provide you with a foundation of core knowledge and skills to confidently progress onto the degree programme.

The BA (Hons) Liberal Studies (History) programme is a study of the human past, societies, events and ideas. The study of history enables us to understand how the past has helped shape the world of today and influence the world of tomorrow.  Focusing on different periods in history, you will learn how to evaluate historical evidence, compare and contrast opposing viewpoints and draw your own conclusions about the world around us. You will explore a variety of topics structured around five core histories:

  • Classical history
  • British history
  • European history
  • Chinese history
  • Asian history

You will also take a selection of elective modules across the Liberal Studies curriculum ranging from art history to international relations, psychology to theatre studies. These modules diversify your education and develop the broad-based skills valuable to any profession.

In your second year, you will also have the option to spend a term abroad at one of our partner universities. This provides the unique opportunity to explore a diverse range of topics from another cultural perspective.

The knowledge and the transferrable skills you will gain from this programme will prepare you for a diverse range of professions.

This programme is modelled on the traditional US liberal arts degree. You will major in one subject area, but will also study a variety of other topics. The Integrated Foundation is designed for those who do not meet the requirements for direct entry onto the BA (Hons) Liberal Arts (History). During this year, you will take a broader look at some of the key topics on the degree...

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Course Content

This is a three-year, full-time programme, in which you will combine your History major with a selection of subjects that reflect your interests.

You will be required to combine your specialist modules with five elective modules in other subjects in Years 1 and 2, and three in Year 3.

Foundation Year

Module Title

Foundation Seminar Part 1 and 2

Quantitative Literacy

Scientific Understanding - Principles of Biology

Introduction to the Humanities

Business and Management

International Relations

Media Studies

Psychology

Political Science

Year 1 (Core Modules)

Module Title

History of London

Introduction to Western History

Study of History

The Formation of Modern Europe

The World’s Religions

Five elective modules

Year 2 (Core Modules)

Module Title

Medieval and Early Modern England

Twentieth-Century Britain

Twentieth-Century Europe

20th Century US International History

Topics in International History

Five elective modules

Year 3 (Core Modules)

Module Title

Advanced Topics in History

Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Philosophy of History

History of Modern China: Imperialism and Recovery

Major Capstone (Dissertation)

Three elective modules

This is a three-year, full-time programme, in which you will combine your History major with a selection of subjects that reflect your interests. You will be required to combine your specialist modules with five elective modules in other subjects in Years 1 and 2, and three in Year 3. Foundation Year Module...

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Entry Requirements

A Regent’s education provides you with a high level of personal attention, and this begins from the moment you apply to study with us. We want to understand who you are and what your skills and interests may be – we are interested in your potential, as well as your prior achievements. We review each application comprehensively and on its individual merit, considering all of your skills, interests and attributes.

Typically, we will make an offer to a student holding at least 5 GCSEs at grades A-C / 9-4 or international equivalent including Mathematics. Regent’s receives applications from over 170 countries and assesses all international qualifications, for example, we would make an offer of minimum 2.5 GPA for the American High School Diploma.

English requirements

We require proof of English Proficiency. For example, we ask for:

  • IELTS: Overall score of 5.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual component
  • GCSE/IGCSE English, grade C / 4 (for IGCSE certificates, please provide the Supplementary Certifying Statement with the breakdown of component grades).

This list is not exhaustive, we will review the English qualifications you have as part of your application and be in contact if we require anything further.

For applicants who wish to improve their English language proficiency, please see our English language courses.

On-Campus diagnostic test

For offer holders in London, we can provide a free on-campus English diagnostic test. This test must be arranged in advance. To book a test, please contact [email protected] Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only.

A Regent’s education provides you with a high level of personal attention, and this begins from the moment you apply to study with us. We want to understand who you are and what your skills and interests may be – we are interested in your potential, as well as your prior achievements. We review each application comprehensively and on its individual merit, considering all of your...

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Assessment Methods

Students are assessed through a mix of presentations, journals, essays and exams. Assessment is both practical and theoretical and is designed to ensure that you acquire the knowledge and skills to adapt to a variety of professional environments.

In Year 3, you will also be asked to complete a liberal studies capstone project. The project will reflect what you have learned in your major, but also the knowledge you have gathered from your elective subjects.

This could be:

  • An essay or dissertation
  • A practical project
  • A report
  • A creative work, plus reflection
  • A portfolio of work , plus reflection
  • Another format (subject to supervisor approval)

Students are assessed through a mix of presentations, journals, essays and exams. Assessment is both practical and theoretical and is designed to ensure that you acquire the knowledge and skills to adapt to a variety of professional environments. In Year 3, you will also be asked to complete a liberal studies capstone project. The project will reflect what you have learned in your...

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Additional Information

Non-refundable advance deposit

Home/EU students: £1,000

Non-EU students: £4,000

Non-EU students in receipt of US Federal Loans: £1,000

What do fees include?

Fees cover the cost of all tuition and access to the University’s IT infrastructure and library learning resources. Fees are presented for the first level of study which equates to two terms.

What other costs should I budget for?

Fees cover the cost of tuition. You will need to budget additional funds for accommodation and living expenses, travel, and any additional trips, visits, activities or courses that you choose to participate in outside of the tuition offered as part of the programme.

The library hold a limited number of copies of core text books and where possible in e-format. You will be encouraged to purchase your own text books and will need to budget approximately £80-£100 per year, depending on your programme of study.

When are fees paid?

Fees are payable in the following instalments:

  • An initial non-refundable advance deposit paid when you accept your offer of a place
  • The advance deposit is allocated against the first term’s fees
  • Tuition fees (including fees for subsequent terms) are due two weeks in advance of classes commencing

Calculating fee increases

  • The University sets tuition fees on an annual basis in line with the University's financial year which runs from 1 August to 31 July
  • The fees quoted here are for one academic year of study
  • For students starting their programme in January the programme spans two separate financial year accounting periods. Fees for the different teaching terms are calculated separately in line with fees charged in each financial year
  • Fees for subsequent years of study are subject to fee inflation
  • The University aims to keep annual fee increases in line with the University’s cost inflation. The expectation is that this will be no greater than UK consumer price inflation (CPI) plus 3%. There are occasionally variations to this dictated by the costs of running specific programmes or facilities required for our programmes
  • As a registered charity, all fee increases are subject to approval of the Trustee Board thus ensuring that affordability for our students remains a primary concern in any decisions regarding fee increases

Non-refundable advance deposit Home/EU students: £1,000 Non-EU students: £4,000 Non-EU students in receipt of US Federal Loans: £1,000 What do fees include? Fees cover the cost of all tuition and access to the University’s IT infrastructure and library learning resources. Fees are...

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