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

128

% applicants receiving offers

87%

Subjects
  • English studies
  • History by period
Student score
79% LOW
83% MED
% employed or in further study
98% HIGH
98% MED
Average graduate salary
£16k LOW
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

(English Literature at grade A or English - Language & Literature at grade A).

Scottish Highers
ABBBC

English at grade A.

Scottish Advanced Highers
ABC

English at grade A.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
33

Including 3 subjects at Higher Level

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 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

87%

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

This degree offers you the opportunity to explore the disciplines of history and English literature. It familiarises you with thematic and genre-based approaches to literature, verbal analysis and literary theory. You'll have the opportunity to gain precious industry-standard experience through our History at Work placement scheme. Our staff come from a variety of cultural backgrounds and, with their diverse research specialties, theyâ??ll be able to help you develop your own interests. Both departments are large enough to provide a wide range of modules, but small enough to let you get to know other students and staff. We host a programme of guest lectures that has included major names in literature, including Alan Bennett, Germaine Greer, and Nobel Laureates Seamus Heaney and Doris Lessing. Interdisciplinary modules draw together standard historical sources with literature, film, and the visual arts, and help you develop a wide range of skills that are attractive to employers. Our graduates have a good employment record, and have gone on to work in publishing, journalism, PR, teaching, advertising, and the media.

Modules

Modules include: Concepts and methods in history; explorations in English literature; approaches to text.

Goldsmiths, University of London

Exterior shot of University

At Goldsmiths we offer undergraduate opportunities in subjects covering the arts and humanities, social sciences, cultural studies, computing, and entrepreneurial business and management. Goldsmiths is located in New Cross, south-east London. Vibrant, urban and with great transport connections to Central London, it's an ideal base for experiencing and enjoying the capital.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
13%
87%

Year 1

13%
87%

Year 2

10%
90%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
19%
81%

Year 1

43%
57%

Year 2

15%
85%

Year 3

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 84%
Student score 79% LOW
Able to access IT resources

75%

Staff made the subject interesting

91%

Library resources are satisfactory

76%

Feedback on work has been helpful

72%

Feedback on work has been prompt

72%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

Received sufficient advice and support

64%

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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
15% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
75% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
333 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
67% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
14% 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 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £16k LOW
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

6%

Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

14%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

14%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
English is one of the most popular degree subjects and in 2012, more than 12,000 students graduated with English degrees. As good communication is so important to modern business, you can find English graduates in all parts of the economy, although obviously, you can't expect to get a job as a doctor or nuclear physicist. There isn't a lot of difference in terms of outcomes between taking English language or English literature, so choose the one that suits you and don't worry about whether one is more likely to get you the job you want than the other. About one in five English graduates went into further study last year, and apart from further degrees in English, graduates were also likely to go onto teaching, law or publishing. All in all it's a flexible option – some even changed career direction entirely and took postgraduate courses in subjects like nursing or maths.
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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 83% MED
Able to access IT resources

81%

Staff made the subject interesting

92%

Library resources are satisfactory

79%

Feedback on work has been helpful

74%

Feedback on work has been prompt

78%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

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
3% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
51% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
304 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
77% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
14% 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 98% MED
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are other administrative occupations

9%

Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

13%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

11%

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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