Combined Honours



History is an exciting and challenging subject to study in Combined Honours.

It challenges you to open your mind to the past and the present, with topics that stretch from the birth of civilisation right up to the present day.

UCAS Code: BA Combined Honours (Y001)

Choosing history as part of your Combined Honours degree, means you can choose historical topics that interest you the most. Study from a broad programme that spans a wide range of times and places.

Reach back into pre-history or fast-forward to the present day with topics covering the history of:

  • Britian
  • Europe
  • North and South America
  • the Islamic world
  • South and East Asia

History at Newcastle has an excellent international reputation for research, which feeds directly into your teaching.

Explore and evaluate various forms of evidence, including written and material records and oral testimony. Develop skills in:

  • critical analysis
  • communication
  • research

useful in a wide variety of careers.

Your teaching in Stages 1 and 2 is a balance between lectures and seminars. In Stage 3, the emphasis is almost entirely on seminars. Your assessment is in a range of forms including:

  • coursework
  • documentary commentaries
  • group presentations
  • literature reviews and essays
  • written examinations

Our course structure has its foundation in British, European and world history. This enables you to make informed choices about the particular history you'd like to choose as options. 

Offered by the School of Historical Studies.

You can find out more about the various social activities, lectures and academic trips organised by our History Society.


To choose history as part of your Combined Honours degree, A-Level History (or equivalent) is normally required.


For more information on the modules available, visit the History Module List. Modules are subject to change and could differ on an annual basis.

Contact us

If you have any questions about choosing history as part of your Combined Honours degree, just email us.

You can also contact our subject adviser for history.