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

About the programme

UCAS Code: BA Combined Honours (Y001)

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

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 History, Classics and Archaeology

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.


Modules are subject to change and could differ on an annual basis.


Get in touch

If you have any questions about choosing this subject as part of your Combined Honours degree, contact us and we'll be more than happy to help. 

Subject adviser

Samiksha Sehrawat - School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Our address

Combined Honours Centre
9th Level, Henry Daysh Building
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne

Tel: +44 (0)191 208 7479