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University of Reading

Whiteknights , Reading Berkshire ,United Kingdom


Full Time: 4 Years
Our BA History with Foundation course offers insights into the variety of human experience through the ages, while enabling you to develop core academic skills.
This four-year programme includes a foundation year that leads directly into the three-year course. It provides an excellent route to a degree in history if you do not have the typical entry requirements.
Discover a thousand years of world history, spanning Britain, Europe, Africa, America, the Middle East and Asia. Immerse yourself in subjects such as witchcraft and heresy, fascism and communism, gender and culture, and politics and colonialism.
Taught by experts from the Department of History, you will unlock people, places and perspectives otherwise impossible to access in a lifetime.
By choosing to study history at Reading, you will benefit from:
the ability to shape your own degree. Our wide variety of optional modules allow you to study the aspects of history you are most passionate about.
research-led teaching. You will learn from academics at the forefront of their disciplines, whose research feeds into your studies. This ensures you have exposure to the latest developments in the field.
our focus on student satisfaction. In 2019, we achieved a 91% satisfaction score for the teaching on BA History in the National Student Survey (for more details, ask us at www.reading.ac.uk/question).
dedicated career support. Employability modules and work placements form part of our careers guidance. Designed to complement your core learning, they also develop your research, analytical, teamwork and communication skills.


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Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Select Reading as your firm choice on UCAS and we will guarantee you a place if you achieve one grade lower than the published offer.
Typical offer
We welcome applicants from non-traditional educational backgrounds (for example, mature students, students who study part-time or those who have studied at International Schools in the UK or elsewhere) and will consider applicants on a case-by-case basis.