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Bath Spa University

History and Sociology

UCAS Code: VL13
BA/BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 5 years part-time 2017
BSc (Hons) 5 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

67%

Subjects
  • Sociology
  • History by period
Student score
90% HIGH
84% MED
% employed or in further study
95% MED
99% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£17k MED
£16k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

A level grades CCC preferred with Grade C in History or related subject preferred

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
26

A minimum score of 26 points required.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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

67%

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

Not available

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

Modules

Year 1: Changing histories (core module); medieval and renaissance worlds (option module); age of the people: Europe c.1870-1990 (option module); age of discovery to the gilded age: America c.1492-1914 (option module); unruly lot: women and social change in Europe and North America c.1550-1914 (option module); age of empires (c.1492-1857) (option module); heritage and applied history*; the business of heritage*. Year 2: Making history (core module); humanities at work 1 (option module â?? project-based/work-based learning module); 19th century Britain and Ireland: politics and society (option module); the political world of 18th century Britain (option module); Hecateâ??s daughters: early modern witchcraft (option module); revolutionary and Napoleonic Europe 1789-1820 (option module); ships, slaves and sugar: Britain and France in the Atlantic trade, 16th-19thcentury (option module);; peace, prosperity, depression and war: Britain and the USA between the wars (option module); the British empire: from the opium wars to decolonisation c.1840-1970 (option module); the great war: conflict and society (option module); immigration and race in 20th-century Europe (option module); heritage in context*. Y Year 3: History dissertation (core module); humanities at work ii/iii (option module â?? project-based/work-based learning modules); memory, slavery and social cohesion in Britain and France ( option module; from affluent society to permissive society: the era of the 60s (option module); more than a game: sport and the modern world c.1801-1992 (option module); leisure, pleasure and consumption: rise of a consume society c.1750-1950 (option module); secret service: British intelligence and espionage (option module); Rex Pacificus c.1603-1625 (option module); Muslim migration and Islam in Europe in historical perspective ( option module); heritage and the wider world*. *Modules available as second subject or options from part the heritage BA/BSC combined award.

Bath Spa University

The campus in the summer

Students here enjoy the best of many worlds a unique cultural heritage, inspiring and beautiful campuses and the buzz of Bath, a UK top 10 creative city. There's a real community feel and countless opportunities to unleash your potential. Bath Spa Students' Union was awarded a Gold Green Impact award from the NUS. We might be small but the Union's RAG group raised over 10,000 for charity.

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

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 100%
Student score 90% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

92%

Staff made the subject interesting

100%

Library resources are satisfactory

92%

Feedback on work has been helpful

82%

Feedback on work has been prompt

84%

Staff are good at explaining things

97%

Received sufficient advice and support

95%

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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
2% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
80% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
277 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
70% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
11% 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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £17k MED
Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

9%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

8%

Graduates who are other administrative occupations

8%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Most sociology graduates go straight into work when they complete their degrees, and a lot of graduates go into jobs in social professions such as education, community and youth work, housing and social work. But sociology is a flexible degree and you can find graduates from the subject in pretty much every reasonable job – obviously, you don't find many doctors or engineers, but you do find them in finance, the media, sport, healthcare, marketing and even IT. Sociology graduates taking further study often branch out into other qualifications, like teaching, law, psychology and even maths, so don’t think a sociology degree restricts you to just one set of options.
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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 93%
Student score 84% MED
Able to access IT resources

93%

Staff made the subject interesting

95%

Library resources are satisfactory

71%

Feedback on work has been helpful

77%

Feedback on work has been prompt

72%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

Received sufficient advice and support

88%

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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
2% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
55% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
272 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
88% 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 99% HIGH
Average graduate salary £16k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

9%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

5%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

15%

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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