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Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • History by period
Student score
91% HIGH
% employed or in further study
93% MED
Average graduate salary
£15.1k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

120 UCAS Points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent) including a pass in History or related subject

Scottish Highers
Not Available

UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Advanced Highers are accepted. This must include Higher Level History. UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Highers are accepted. This must include Higher Level History.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate

UCAS tariff points

From a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent) including a pass in History or related subject

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 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


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


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

Explore the world of history to get ahead in the world today. On our history course, you can choose to study a broad range of historical periods and subjects, including film, sexuality, the First World War, family and gender, the Russian Revolution, and Thatcher and the New Right. You'll also learn the critical and analytical skills needed for many different jobs. Our history degree will open up new worlds for you. You’ll study revolutions, slavery, wars and battles, the making of great leaders, the rise of the middle classes, family and gender roles, and the suffering of the poor. By reading and interpreting documents, and comparing the lives of different people, you’ll develop critical and analytical skills and learn to evaluate and communicate your ideas. You’ll also learn more about the forces and events that shape our world today. Our modules will introduce you to a broad range of historical approaches and periods, but will also allow you to specialise in your own areas of interest. You’ll study the histories of Britain, Europe and the United States from circa 1500 onwards, looking in detail at the history of modern Europe, including the First and Second World Wars, the Russian revolution and the Cold War. You can choose to learn more about family and social history, or how town life differed from rural life. You’ll have the opportunity to study British history from the Tudors to Theresa May, or learn about the history of the United States since 1776. Our course will also allow you to explore the British Empire and forms of imperialism, which affected so many lives in countries around the world. In the last year of your degree, the Major Project will allow you to become a historian and research any topic of your choice. Past students have investigated topics such as the media coverage of the Vietnam War, child labour in the Industrial Revolution, punk rock, 18th-century dandies, First World War military strategy and the crimes of Jack the Ripper.


Year one, core modules Re-uniting the Kingdoms: Early Modern Britain 1485-1715 Western Civilisation 1: Antiquity to the Renaissance Europe in the Age of the Enlightenment 1660-1789 Making of Modern Britain 1688-1832 Citizens: The French Revolution and Modern Political Culture Western Civilisation 2: Reformation to the Modern Age Year one, optional modules Film and History Year two, core modules Britain in the 19th century Britain in the 20th Century 19th Century Europe History Today: Methods and Approaches Year two, optional modules The Growth of the USA The British Empire The United States in the 20th Century Europe in the Age of the First World War Family and Gender in England 1550-1750 Gender and Sexuality in Britain: 1880s-1980s Year three, core modules Major Project History Special Subject Year three, optional modules Leisure and Popular Culture in Britain, 1800 to the Present Russia: Revolution and Reaction Capitalism in Crisis: The Depression and War in Europe Russia after Stalin End of Empires The Cold War: the world divided Thatcher and the New Right Optional modules available all years Anglia Language Programme

Anglia Ruskin University

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Anglia Ruskin University is a progressive university, breaking into the top 350 educational institutions in the World in 2017*. ARU's fantastic academics will link theory with practice in a friendly and supportive environment; just one of the reasons that ARU's students have recorded some of the highest satisfaction rates across the University. With a campus in the very heart of the City of London offering you unprecedented access to a host of potential employers and careers, ARU London is the perfect place for you to build the skills and gain the knowledge which will propel you to a successful career. 

* The Times World University Rankings 2017

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 96%
Student score 91% HIGH
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
47% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
220 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
76% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% 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 93% MED
Average graduate salary £15.1k LOW
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations


Graduates who are customer service occupations


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
History is a very popular subject (although numbers have fallen of late) — in 2015, over 10,000 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, and 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, human resources, marketing, PR and events management, as well as the more obvious roles in education, welfare and the arts. Around one in five history graduates went into further study last year. History and teaching were the most popular further study subjects for history graduates, but law, journalism, and politics were also popular postgraduate courses.
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