History Preparation for Undergraduate Study (Bridge Course)
- Start date
- 25 January 2024
- Application deadline
- 15 January 2024
- Course Director
- Conor Bollins
On this course you will learn the key skills of the historian, such as critical reading, referencing, and writing academically. You will tailor your own experience by applying these skills to a historical subject of your choosing, exploring the topic through research, presentations, and written work.
This is a 12-week course taking place on Wednesdays 7-9pm. The course starts 25 January 2024. You will be able to attend online or in person on the UEA Campus. The application deadline is 15 January 2024.
The UEA History Short Course is a programme for any applicant who qualifies for home fees status and is resident in the UK. It will harness your passion for the past and channel it towards academic study. Successful completion of the course will enable you to progress on to the School of History’s BA in History (or MA where relevant).
The UEA History Short Course is a programme for any applicant who qualifies for home fees status and is resident in the UK.
All applications are considered on a case-by-case basis. The course is a 12-week preparatory course for those who wish to progress to undergraduate study in the School of History (or postgraduate where relevant), but for a wide range of reasons, had a gap in their studies.
What will I learn?
The History Short Course focuses on improving key skills and confidence in the following areas:
- How to manage your time effectively
- How to navigate academic texts
- How to take notes in different contexts
- How to make effective use of resources
- How to write academically.
What equipment will I need to join the online course?
You will need access to a computer, which is connected to the internet. For tutorials, it would also be useful to have access to a webcam and a microphone.
What will I get at the end?
Each student will receive an overall mark and a reference from the module organiser, which, provided they achieve the required grade, will help them to continue their studies at UEA.
What facilities will I have access to?
History Short Course students will have full access to the library and its online resources. You will receive a UEA email account and access to our Virtual Learning Environment, Blackboard, where course materials will be available.
How much does it cost?
This course is free to any UK resident.
Are there any hidden costs?
Absolutely none whatsoever. Reading suggestions will be provided, and can be tailored to suit each individual student, but you are under no obligation to buy any extra materials.
The History Short Course has a long history of its own and many of its students have progressed on to undergraduate study and beyond. This is what former students have said:
“I found the History Short Course to be very interesting and useful. It has helped me know what to expect and familiarise myself with the university.”
“The History Short Course at UEA gave me enjoyment, skills and but above all the belief that I can successfully complete a degree in history. If you want to do this and have a genuine interest, then this is the opening for you.”
“I found the process incredibly valuable and useful. It gave a really clear vison for the outcome and a good level of guidance and support. I will (and have) recommend it to friends in the future”
“From leaving school (in 1978) to now I have not studied or written any essays. After the History Short Course I feel excited, confident and well-equipped to handle a full-time History degree course.”