Ways to study this course – UCAS Code: VQ14
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2014
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UCAS points guide Tuition fee % applicants receiving offers

320-340

£9,000

No data

Subjects Student score % employed or in further study Average graduate salary
English studies
MEDIUM 86% HIGH 93% HIGH £18.1k
History by period
MEDIUM 84% No Data No Data

What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

ABB-AAB

English at grade B.

Scottish Highers None stated
UCAS tariff points None stated

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 320-340 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

No data

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?

Sources: 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

The courses allows students to gain exposure to two subjects and to acquire a broader range of skills than a normal single honours degree, whilst at the same time enjoying the benefits of specialisation. In Years 2 and 3 students may select from a wide range of optional modules, and will be able to pursue in-depth research on a topic of their own choosing in the final year.

Modules

Year 1: students are introduced to basic skills and ideas in a “What is History?” module; there will also be survey courses on the history of Modern Europe and the World. Year 2: students can choose specialised modules that reflect the research specialism of staff and focus on comparative themes; there will also be a skills module on how to pursue primary research. Year 3: Industrial placement. Year 4: students can now choose optional modules based on primary documents as well as the opportunity to write a dissertation.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
26%
74%

Year 1

21%
79%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

21%
79%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
20%
75%
5%

Year 1

17%
82%
1%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

8%
88%
4%

Year 4

Loughborough University

The Loughborough experience is an unrivalled mix of exciting campus life, sporting chances, diverse universal cultures, industrial links and world-class research. With two major cities nearby, a great uni / union relationship and the biggest higher education campus in Europe, you're in for some unforgettable times. Our 16,000 students enjoy more than 8,000 nights out at the union.

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?

Sources: 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

1% of students here are from outside the UK

Drop-out rate

7% of students do not continue into the second year of their course

Full-time / Part-time

0% of students are part-time

Male / Female

70% of students are female

Achievement

73% of students achieved a 2:1 or above

Typical UCAS points

400 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.

History

38%

Most common grade was B (39%)

General Studies

36%

Most common grade was B (21%)

English Literature

69%

Most common grade was B (55%)

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 93%
Student score MEDIUM 86%

Able to access IT resources

91%

Staff made the subject interesting

89%

Library resources are satisfactory

89%

Feedback on work has been helpful

78%

Feedback on work has been prompt

73%

Staff are good at explaining things

96%

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 graduate salary HIGH £18.1k

Graduates who are functional managers and directors

5%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

4%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

12%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
English is one of the most popular degree subjects and in 2012, more than 12,000 students graduated with English degrees. As good communication is so important to modern business, you can find English graduates in all parts of the economy, although obviously, you can't expect to get a job as a doctor or nuclear physicist. There isn't a lot of difference in terms of outcomes between taking English language or English literature, so choose the one that suits you and don't worry about whether one is more likely to get you the job you want than the other. About one in five English graduates went into further study last year, and apart from further degrees in English, graduates were also likely to go onto teaching, law or publishing. All in all it's a flexible option – some even changed career direction entirely and took postgraduate courses in subjects like nursing or maths.

Who studies this subject?

Sources: 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

No Data

Full-time / Part-time

1% of students are part-time

Male / Female

44% of students are female

Achievement

No Data

Typical UCAS points

360 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.

History

99%

Most common grade was B (55%)

English Literature

42%

Most common grade was B (59%)

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 96%
Student score MEDIUM 84%

Able to access IT resources

91%

Staff made the subject interesting

91%

Library resources are satisfactory

91%

Feedback on work has been helpful

78%

Feedback on work has been prompt

74%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

87%

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 No Data
Average graduate salary No Data

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

5%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

5%

Graduates who are functional managers and directors

4%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: 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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