Ways to study this course – UCAS Code: V100
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2014
DipHE 4 years part-time 2014
BA (Hons) 6 years part-time 2014
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UCAS points guide Tuition fee % applicants receiving offers

380-400

£9,000

36%

Subjects Student score % employed or in further study Average salary
History by period
HIGH 93% HIGH 93% HIGH £21.4k

What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A*AA

History at grade A.

AAA

AAA to include at least one specified subject at A1 History at grade A.

BTEC Diploma None stated

38

to include 6, 6, 6 from Higher Level subjects including Higher Level History.

UCAS tariff points None stated

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 380-400 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,000

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in…

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,465 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,465 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest

% applicants receiving offers

36%

This can indicate the level of competition for places on this course, but a high percentage doesn’t guarantee that you’ll get one, and vice versa.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Will this course suit you?

Source: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Unfortunately we don't have any UCAS course information to display.

Modules

Year 1: 6 modules, of which at least 4 must be chosen from a list of 12 options in history; at least 2 of these modules must be in medieval/early modern history and at least 2 in later modern history. Year 2: 6 modules, of which at least 4 must be chosen from an extensive list of 50 options in history; the options cover most periods of British and European history since the dark ages, and also include a list of thematic courses in different aspects of British and world history. Year 3: 6 modules, which must include a special subject (double module) in history, and a dissertation; the balance is made up of further choices from modules available in year 2; at least 10 of the 12 modules taken in the course of years 2 & 3 must be in history, and these must include at least 1 module in each of the following periods: medieval history; early modern history; later modern history.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
14%
86%

Year 1

13%
87%

Year 2

10%
90%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
70%
30%

Year 1

50%
48%
2%

Year 2

40%
60%

Year 3

Durham University

As one of the only collegiate-style unis in the UK, coming to Durham means that you are part of a close community from the moment you arrive. With huge participation in sport, drama, arts and societies there's something for everyone. After all, where else could you spend your first year living in a castle which was also, incidentally, used as a film set for Harry Potter

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

Who studies this subject?

Source: BestCourse4Me & HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK

2% of students here are from outside the UK

Drop-out rate

2% of students do not continue into the second year of their course

Full-time / Part-time

0% of students are part-time

Male / Female

53% of students are female

Achievement

84% of students achieved a 2:1 or above

Typical UCAS points

540 entry points typically achieved by students

Most popular subjects students studied before attending

Here's an idea of the academic background of students from the last five years, to give you a flavour of the type of people who take this subject.

Mathematics

39%

Most common grade was A (70%)

History

98%

Most common grade was A (83%)

English Literature

51%

Most common grade was A (86%)

What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 98%
Student score HIGH 93%

Able to access IT resources

93%

Staff made the subject interesting

97%

Library resources are satisfactory

93%

Feedback on work has been helpful

84%

Feedback on work has been prompt

85%

Staff are good at explaining things

99%

Received sufficient advice and support

89%

What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study HIGH 93%
Average salary HIGH £21.4k

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

6%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

4%

Graduates who are functional managers and directors

4%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Source: DLHE & HECSU
History is a very popular subject – in 2012, nearly 11,000 UK students graduated in a history-related course. Obviously, there aren't 11,000 jobs as historians available every year, but history is a good, flexible degree that allows graduates to go into a wide range of different jobs. Consequently, history graduates have an unemployment rate comparable to the national graduate average. Many – probably most – jobs for graduates don't ask for a particular degree to go into them and history graduates are well set to take advantage. That's why so many go into jobs in the finance industry, management and sales and marketing. Around one in five history graduates went into further study last year – only law saw more graduates continue on to study. History and teaching were the most popular further study subjects for history graduates, but law, journalism, politics and museum studies were also popular postgraduate courses.

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