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Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Social and Cultural History (with Foundation Year)

UCAS Code: SHFY

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

E,E,E

Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.

48 UCAS Tariff points

48 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.

48 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates

48 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MP

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PPP

48 UCAS Tariff points

48 UCAS Tariff points

UCAS Tariff

48

Our general entry requirement for the foundation year is 48 UCAS tariff points but all applications are considered individually and we consider work experience, vocational training/qualifications as well as motivation and potential to succeed. The programme welcomes applications from anyone who can demonstrate a commitment to the subject and the potential to complete their chosen programme successfully. This can be established by showing appropriate academic achievements or by demonstrating that they possess the knowledge and ability equivalent to the academic qualifications.

Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff point requirement.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Social history

Studying Social and Cultural History at Wrexham Glynd?r University will introduce you to themes such as family, fashion, crime, art, politics and propaganda – from the Roman era through to the modern age.

Alongside regular class-based teaching, there are also visits to country houses, historical archives, and sites of historical importance. These provide a strong practical element to the degree and encourage engagement with a wide range of sources and experiences. We also offer a work placement module in a historical setting of your choice.

Our degree is designed to be diverse and enjoyable, with a focus on the investigative and analytical elements of historical study. This focus opens up a wide range of careers. Our students have gone on to work as teachers, writers, researchers, financial analysts and members of the legal profession.

The Foundation Year in Humanities will introduce students to a diverse range of themes and activities from the disciplines of History, English Literature, Creative Writing, Theatre and Media.

Modules

YEAR 1 (FOUNDATION YEAR)

MODULES

Introduction to Humanities (Part 1) - In this module, you will study some of the major methods and approaches which underpin Humanities-based study.
Introduction to Humanities (Part 2) - This module will further develop your knowledge and application of relevant Humanities-based approaches, and encourage a deeper understanding of the connections between subjects.
Media Culture - This module introduces students to a wide range of media texts and resources and encourages debates about the changing face of media culture.
Personal Project - This module encourages students to use the skills and knowledge they have acquired on the course to produce a project which best suits their interests and future direction of study.
The skills you need- Develop an appropriate grounding in key academic, personal and professional skills required for successful study at higher education level and progression through Honours degree programmes and subsequent employment and/or further study. (This module can also be delivered in Welsh)
Contextual Studies - This module aims to introduce you to a variety of contemporary issues. It will enable you to relate to your area of interest with the issues presented and instigate healthy discussion and reflective practice amongst your subject groups.

YEAR 2 (LEVEL 4)

The second year introduces students to a range of mainly class-based modules, from the Roman era through to nineteenth-century crime and culture. The aim in year one is to develop historical skills of analysis through primary and secondary source evaluation.

MODULES

Presenting the Past
The Roman Empire: People and Power
Cultural Turning Points
Personal, Professional and Academic Skills
Crime and Popular Culture in Victorian Britain
Britain and Europe 1860-1945

YEAR 3 (LEVEL 5)

Year three provides students with the opportunity to study early modern and modern history and develop further the skills learnt in Year 1. Field trips add a practical element and a placement module provides essential experience of the workplace.

MODULES

The British in America, 1607-1783
Life in Tudor England and Wales
The Georgian Age
Culture and Belief in Renaissance Europe
Research Methods in Humanities
Experiencing History in the Workplace

YEAR 4 (LEVEL 6)

Year four complements the early modern and modern history of the previous year, with a specific emphasis on British and Welsh history. Students also have the opportunity to undertake a major project of their choice. As with other years, field trips add a practical element to classroom theory.

MODULES

People and Protest in Victorian England & Wales
Revolution and Readjustment in England and Wales 1625-1690
American Frontiers in the Nineteenth Century
Dissertation

Assessment methods

Our History degree employs a wide range of assessment methods, which include:

Essays
Exams
Poster Presentations
Oral Presentations
Reflective Journals
Portfolios

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Wrexham

Department:

School of the Creative Arts

TEF rating:

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Top job areas of graduates

15%
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10%
Managers and proprietors in hospitality and leisure services
10%
Other administrative occupations
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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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