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BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 4 years part-time 2017
BA (Hons) 6 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

112

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • History by topic
Student score
87% MED
% employed or in further study
93% MED
Average graduate salary
Not Available
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
112

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 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

£9,250

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

Arts and humanities courses at Birkbeck are ranked third best in London and 11th in the UK in the Times Higher Education 2015-16 World University Subject Rankings. Established almost half a century ago, Birkbeck's Department of History of Art is an internationally respected centre for research and teaching. Keep up-to-date with our activities on the Birkbeck History of Art blog. You can study flexibly, with all of our teaching taking place in the evening. You will have access to cutting-edge research through the activities of our research centres, including the History and Theory of Photography Research Centre, the Architecture, Space and Society Centre and the Vasari Research Centre for digital art and technology. With our location in Bloomsbury in central London, you can explore some of the world's best architecture, galleries and museums, collections and arts spaces - many of which are on our doorstep or a short distance away. We have a state-of-the art cinema and exhibition spaces, all housed in a historic building that was a former home to key members of the Bloomsbury Group, including the author Virginia Woolf and the artist Vanessa Bell. Birkbeck Library has an extensive collection of books and journals in art history and museum studies. You can also take advantage of the rich research collections nearby, including Senate House Library, the British Library and the National Art Library at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A). We offer a wide range of resources and student support services to help you while you're studying with us. Birkbeck is different: classes are in the evening, so you can work, volunteer or do your own thing during the day. Record numbers of students are doing just that and getting a head start on their future careers.

Modules

All years: modules include: Art and architecture in Europe 1250-1400; art and architecture in Europe 1400-1550; art and society in the 19th century; art and society since the 20th century.

Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck is a world-class university headquartered in the heart of Bloomsbury in central London. It is a vibrant centre of academic excellence and London's only specialist evening degree provider with students aged 18 to 100. We are a College of the University of London and champion part-time and evening teaching and research in higher education.

We list 41 full-time, evening taught Birkbeck courses, but you can choose from more than 80 part-time evening degrees - visit Birkbeck website for full details.

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 90%
Student score 87% MED
Able to access IT resources

77%

Staff made the subject interesting

96%

Library resources are satisfactory

79%

Feedback on work has been helpful

77%

Feedback on work has been prompt

77%

Staff are good at explaining things

96%

Received sufficient advice and support

77%

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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
8% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
66% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
83% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
276 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
72% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
19% 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 Not Available
Graduates who are media professionals

9%

Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

7%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

16%

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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