Course information

Entry requirements

UCAS code


Entry requirements

A-level: BBB
IB: 33 points overall with Three HL subjects at 655


3 years full-time


Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship

Course overview

Please note, this programme is closed for 2020 entry, but you can still apply to start in 2021.

History surrounds us: in museums and galleries, streets and parks, and in the lived experiences of communities. Combine your love for history with the creative and practical skills needed to work in the heritage and cultural management sectors.

One of the first in the world, this degree teaches you to be a historian and a cultural manager/entrepreneur. By combining these two skillsets, you will be empowered to carry out historical research, and to creatively communicate history and heritage to the public in accessible and engaging ways.

Over three years, you will hone in on your historical interests and produce independent original research in these areas. You will also gain valuable cultural management skills, ranging from events management, budgeting, and fundraising, to audience development, and public engagement.

This programme allows you to explore your passion for history and learn about cultural and heritage management, all while gaining the skills you need to land a career doing something you love. Along with intellectual curiosity, this degree has a clear focus on employability, leaving you well-equipped to seek work in historical and cultural management. This includes careers in historical, national heritage, or non-profit organisations, local history museums, as well as freelance entrepreneurial work.

Based in London

London is home to communities from countless different cultures, each with their own history and heritage. You will have the opportunity to explore history and heritage from a local perspective, and learn to place it in a global context.

Practical Hands-on Experience

This programme, jointly run by the Department of History and the Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship (ICCE), offers many opportunities for real-world cultural heritage management experience. In your second year, you will embark on a work placement in a cultural organisation, like a museum, gallery, or non-profit organisation.

Bring your research to life

In your third year, you will use what you have learned during your placement and your other studies to shape a final interdisciplinary history and heritage project. This is where you will put into practice everything you have learned about conducting historical research. You will also draw on the cultural management skills learned in your ICCE modules, and put these into practice in the real world. Your project could include an exhibition, a film, a walking tour, or a podcast, for example; you decide! You will be assessed in equal parts on the quality of your research, and on your ability to bring it into the real world, manage it, and make it accessible to the public.

Contact the department

If you have specific questions about the degree, contact Department of History.

What you'll study

Please note: The programme specification linked at the bottom of this page is for the 2020-21 academic year.

Year 1

For students entering in 2020

You will take four compulsory modules, as well as two option modules, one form the Department of History, and one from the Institute of Creative and Cultural Entrepreneruship.

Year 1 Compulsory modules (2020) Module title Credits
  History, Heritage, and Cultural Management 30 credits
  Concepts and Methods in History 30 credits
  Principles of Arts Management 15 credits
  Events Management 15 credits

For students entering from 2021 onward

You will take four compulsory modules, as well as 30 credits of option modules from the Department of History, and 15 credits from ICCE.

See the full list of year 1 history option modules (2021 entry onward).

Year 1 Compulsory Modules (2021) Module title Credits
  History, Heritage, and Cultural Management 30 credits
  Reading and Writing History 15 Credits
  Principles of Arts Management 15 credits
  Events Management 15 credits

Year 2

In your second year, you will take the following compulsory modules, as well as 60 credits of option modules – 30 credits of History modules, and 30 credits of ICCE modules.

Year 2 Compulsory modules Module title Credits
  History in Practice 30 credits
  The Audience in Theory and Practice 30 credits

Your 30 credits of history options must include at least 15 credits from a list of History, Heritage and Cultural Management (HHCM) designated option modules (below).

Year 2 History Options Module title Credits
  Global History of Buddhism 15 credits
  Latin American Revolutions 1945-1990 15 Credits
  The Fictional Nineteenth Century 15 credits
  Imagining Africa: Ideology, Identity and Text in Africa and the Diaspora 15 credits
  Of Revelation & Revolution: A Social & Political History of Twentieth-Century South Africa 15 credits
Year 2 HHCM Designated Option Modules Module title Credits
  The test of time: Exploring contentious heritage 15 credits
  London’s History Through Literature 15 Credits
  History of Asian Medicine: From Manuscripts to YouTube 15 credits
  Landmarks in London History 15 credits
  London's Burning: Social Movement and Public Protest in the Capital, 1830-2003 15 credits
  History Matters: Exploring the relevance of history 15 credits

You will take 30 credits of modules from the following options.

Year 2 ICCE Options Module title Credits
  Contemporary Arts and Cultural Theory 15 credits
  Cultural Policy in the Arts 15 credits
  Understanding Creativity: From Creative Thought to Action and Impact 15 credits
  Heritage Management and Interpretation 15 credits
  Building Creative Businesses: Models, Markets and Meaning 30 credits

Year 3

In your third year, you will take the following compulsory module.

Year 3 Compulsory Modules Module title Credits
  Interdisciplinary History and Heritage Project 60 credits

You will take 30 credits from the following list of History modules.

Year 3 History Options Module title Credits
  Early Modern European Philosophy 15 credits
  Nationalism and Unionism in Ireland, 1798-1998 15 Credits
  Walking Through London's History 15 credits
  1851: The Great Exhibition 15 credits
  The Spanish Civil War, Politics, the Military and Culture 15 Credits
  Queer History Through Film 15 Credits
  Queerman. The History of Homosexualities in 20th C Germany 15 Credits
  The Age of News 1850-1990 15 credits
  Bodies and Drugs: A Global History of Medicine 30 credits
  The Central Powers in the First World War, 1914-18 30 credits
  A History of Resistance in the Middle east 30 Credits
  Mediterranean Encounters: Venice and the Ottoman Empire, 1453-1797 30 credits
  Modern South Asia: Body, Society, Empire and Nation c.1600-1947 30 credits
  The People's Century: Social, Political and Cultural Change in Twentieth Century Britain 30 credits
  Utopian Visions: The Soviet Experience through the Arts 30 credits
  Yugoslavia: History and Disintegration 30 credits
  Mughals, Munshi and Mistresses: Society and Rule in Early Colonial India 30 credits
  Sex and the African City 30 credits
  Ireland’s First World War 30 Credits
  Poverty, dress, and identity in 19th century England 30 credits

You will take 30 credits from the following list of ICCE modules.

Year 3 ICCE Options Module title Credits
  Creative Social Media Project 15 Credits

New third-year ICCE modules will become available in 2020-21.

Credits and levels of learning

An undergraduate honours degree is made up of 360 credits – 120 at Level 4, 120 at Level 5 and 120 at Level 6. If you are a full-time student, you will usually take Level 4 modules in the first year, Level 5 in the second, and Level 6 modules in your final year. A standard module is worth 30 credits. Some programmes also contain 15-credit half modules or can be made up of higher-value parts, such as a dissertation or a Major Project.

Download the programme specification. If you would like an earlier version of the programme specification, please contact the Quality Office.

Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.

Entry requirements

We accept the following qualifications:

A-level: BBB
International Baccalaureate: 33 points overall with Three HL subjects at 655
Access: Pass with 45 Level 3 credits including 30 distinctions and a number of merits/passes in subject-specific modules
Scottish qualifications: BBBBC (Higher) or BBC (Advanced Higher)
European Baccalaureate: 75%
Irish Leaving Certificate: H2 H2 H2 H2

International qualifications

We also accept a wide range of international qualifications. Find out more about the qualifications we accept from around the world.

If English isn’t your first language, you will need an IELTS score (or equivalent English language qualification) of 6.0 with a 6.0 in writing and no element lower than 5.5 to study this programme. If you need assistance with your English language, we offer a range of courses that can help prepare you for degree-level study.

Fees & funding

Annual tuition fees

These are the fees for students starting their programme in the 2020/21 academic year.

  • Home - full-time: £9250
  • Home - part-time: £4625
  • EU - full-time: £9250
  • EU - part-time: £4625
  • International - full-time: £16390

If your fees are not listed here, please check our undergraduate fees guidance or contact the Fees Office, who can also advise you about how to pay your fees.

It’s not currently possible for international students to study part-time if you require a Tier 4 student visa, however this is currently being reviewed and will be confirmed in the new year. Please read our visa guidance in the interim for more information. If you think you might be eligible to study part-time while being on another visa type, please contact our Admissions Team for more information.

If you are looking to pay your fees please see our guide to making a payment.

Additional costs

In addition to your tuition fees, you'll be responsible for any additional costs associated with your course, such as buying stationery and paying for photocopying. You can find out more about what you need to budget for on our study costs page.

There may also be specific additional costs associated with your programme. This can include things like paying for field trips or specialist materials for your assignments. Please check the programme specification for more information.

Funding opportunities

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries, and our careers service can also offer advice on finding work during your studies. Find out more about funding your studies with us.