Loughborough University

History and English

UCAS Code: VQ14
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2016 | 2015
Ucas points guide

320

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • English studies
  • History by period
Student score
87% HIGH
84% MED
% employed or in further study
98% HIGH
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
£20k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

ABB including English (General Studies accepted)

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Majority of A/B grades required in conjunction with Advanced Highers grades AB

Scottish Advanced Highers
AB

AB including English, plus Highers at majority A/B grades

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MDD

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DDM profile

International Baccalaureate
34

34 points including 5 at HL in English

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 320 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

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

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 £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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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

History and English at Loughborough have a 96% overall student satisfaction rate (UNISTATS 2014), taught within a Department internationally renowned for its research. We encourage and support students who wish to undertake a year-long work placement during their time at Loughborough, with successful completion of your placement leading to a Diploma in Professional Studies award. In previous years, PHIR students have undertaken placements for the CBI in Brussels, IBM and Google. If you study a foreign language as part of your degree, you may have the opportunity to spend a year in a French, German or Spanish speaking country and to have your degree accredited with a Diploma in International Studies. Students who study a foreign language to a sufficient level as part of their course can opt to take a four-year degree course and spend the whole of their third year abroad. Students who do not read a foreign language have the opportunity to apply to spend a semester abroad at a partner institution in countries such as the Czech Republic, Taiwan, Sweden, Finland, Denmark or the Netherlands. Teaching and assessment at these institutions are in English.

Modules

Year 1: students are introduced to basic skills and ideas in a â??What is History?â?? 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.

Loughborough University

Loughborough Campus

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.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
27%
73%

Year 1

21%
79%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

20%
80%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
21%
70%
9%

Year 1

25%
65%
10%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

8%
80%
12%

Year 4

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

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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 91%
Student score 87% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

92%

Staff made the subject interesting

91%

Library resources are satisfactory

89%

Feedback on work has been helpful

80%

Feedback on work has been prompt

78%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Received sufficient advice and support

82%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: 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
5% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
70% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
389 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
92% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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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 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are media professionals

8%

Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

7%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

16%

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.
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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 88%
Student score 84% MED
Able to access IT resources

95%

Staff made the subject interesting

90%

Library resources are satisfactory

83%

Feedback on work has been helpful

83%

Feedback on work has been prompt

78%

Staff are good at explaining things

98%

Received sufficient advice and support

85%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: 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
3% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
40% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
351 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
91% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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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 96% MED
Average graduate salary £20k HIGH
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

13%

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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