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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
83% 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

Scottish Highers
Not Available

112 UCAS Tariff points

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

UCAS tariff points

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


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

The History degree at Wrexham Glyndwr revolves around important social and cultural themes – such as family, fashion, crime, art, politics and propaganda – from the Roman era through to the modern age. Alongside the teaching there is a strong practical strand to our degree, with visits to country houses and historical archives designed to encourage engagement with a wide range of sources and experiences. We also offer a work placement module in an historical setting of your choice. The investigative and analytical focus of the degree, along with the prestigious nature of the subject, means there is a wide range of careers open to a student of History. Our students have gone on to work as teachers, writers, researchers, financial analysts and members of the legal profession. Our degree is designed to be diverse, enjoyable and interesting, appealing to the school leaver seeking a valuable and recognised qualification and, equally, the mature student seeking enhancement or a change of direction in their career. This course was ranked third (out of 96 institutions) in the UK and best in Wales for student satisfaction in the 2018 Complete University Guide.


YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4) The first year introduces students to a range of traditional 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 Introducing Historical Research The Roman Empire Personal, Professional and Academic Skills Crime and Popular Culture in Victorian Britain National Identity in Europe 1860-1945 YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5) Year Two 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 History in the Workplace YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6) Year 3 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 class-room theory. MODULES Rise of a New Society Nineteenth Century Wales Revolution and Readjustment in England and Wales 1625-1690 American Frontiers in the Nineteenth Century Dissertation The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Glyndwr University, Wrexham

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Based in Wrexham but with campuses and facilities around north-east Wales, Glyndwr University champions the spirit of enterprise. We aim to be bold and enterprising in everything we do. Our courses are tailored to be relevant to industry, working closely with partners in business including Airbus, Rolls Royce and the BBC to ensure our graduates get the skills they need to gain employment.

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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 82%
Student score 83% MED
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
0% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
48% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
9% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
41% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% 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 other administrative occupations


Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals


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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