CRED History Preparation for Undergraduate Study (Bridge Course)

Part Time
Credit (non-award bearing)


The History Preparation for Undergraduate Study (Bridge Course) is a 12 week preparatory course for those who wish to progress to undergraduate study in the School of History, but for a wide range of reasons, had a gap in their studies.

Tuition is given in the informal atmosphere of a seminar group, where you will learn alongside other students. The course aims are to develop your confidence and skills in:

  • Undertaking academic study
  • Using library resources
  • Critical but economic reading
  • Preparing for class discussion and presentations
  • Essay and exam writing.

The course involves "hands on experience" using documentary evidence. The documents and selected texts will be used to develop presentation and writing skills as well as practice in research techniques and interpretation. There will be a small element of information technology for which no previous experience will be needed.

Open Evening 

Join us at our History Bridge Course Open Evening on 14 September from 18.00 – 20.00 on floor 4 of the Arts Building to find out more information about the course. Book now.

Course Structure

Seminars take place one evening each week over a 12 week period. A minimum attendance of 75 per cent is expected for these meetings. University library facilities will be available to those registered for the course, supplemented where necessary with photocopied materials. A short preliminary reading list will be provided to those who enrol.

Further Information

To find out more about this course and how to apply please contact the Admissions team at

Course Modules


Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules and regular (five-yearly) review of course programmes. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, there will normally be prior consultation of students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff or sabbatical leave. Where this is the case, the University will endeavour to inform students.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirement

Students who apply for part-time courses, generally do so with a wide variety of qualifications and experience. For the majority of candidates the most important factors in assessing the application will be past and future achievement in examinations, academic interest in the subject being applied for, personal interest and extra-curricular activities and the confidential reference. We consider applicants as individuals and accept students from a very wide range of educational backgrounds and spend time considering your application in order to reach an informed decision relating your application. We encourage applicants to contact the university if they are unsure about the relevance of their qualifications.


Applicants will be asked to submit a formal application once the course has been advertised. This should include secondary education and further education participated even if this was achieved some years ago. Applicants short listed will be invited to attend an information session and will be asked to discuss their application with the course director during this time.

Special Entry Requirements

Students who have been away from mainstream education for a significant period of time may be required to submit a short essay to help in assessing suitability for the course.

Fees and Funding

The course will cost a total of £125, payable in one sum at the start of the course.

How to Apply

Applications are due Tuesday 26 April 2016. Please see below for the link to the application form.  If you have any questions, please contact

History Bridge course application form

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