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Certificate of Higher Education

The Department offers Certificates of Higher Education as both full-time and part-time programmes. These can serve as a route into our BA programmes or as a valuable separate qualification.

Certificate of Higher Education (Part-time)

This programme provides students with access to a range of modules, whether focused simply on history (from antiquity to the contemporary world), archaeological study or aspects of the Ancient Near East (from 6000BCE to 0BCE). Students have a free range of choices within the available modules, and can gain an introduction to a variety of ways of understanding the past.

Elements within the Certificate programme run in parallel to the first-year of the BA History, and successful completion of the Certificate can lead seamlessly into BA study.

Certificate of Higher Education (Full-Time)

This flexible, 1-year course has been specifically designed for people who want to study history at university level, but who don't have any qualifications or are returning to study after a break from formal education. The programme provides an introduction to studying history at university and will help you develop the learning approaches and study skills you need to progress to an undergraduate degree in history, including Birkbeck's BA History and BA History and Archaeology.

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