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

144

% applicants receiving offers

39%

Subjects
  • History by period
Student score
77% LOW
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£26k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAA

Scottish Highers
AAAAA

Scottish Advanced Highers
AAA

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
38

7 6 6 required. Specific subjects required.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144 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

39%

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

£9,000

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: from empire to independence: the extra-European world in the 20th century; war and society from the renaissance to the Napoleonic era c1500-1815; international history since 1890; the internationalisation of economic growth, 1870 to the present day. Year 2: what is history (methods and debates); Latin America and the international economy or the making of an economic superpower: china since 1850 ; towns, society and economy in England and Europe, 1450-1750; empire and nation (Britain and India since 1750); the industrial revolution; the Islamic world in the era of the Ottoman, Safavid and Mughal empires, 1400-1800; the history of Russia, 1682-1825; the European enlightenment, c1680-1799; Napoleon and Europe; modernity and the state in east Asia (China, Japan and Korea since 1840); 4 reichs (Austria, Prussia and the contest for Germany since 1618). Year 3: 3 history options or 2 plus an approved outside option; 10,000 word dissertation.

London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London

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The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is a specialist university with an international intake and global reach. Its research and teaching span the breadth of the social sciences, from economics, politics and law to sociology, anthropology, accounting and finance. Founded in 1895 by Beatrice and Sidney Webb, the School has a reputation for academic excellence. The LSE campus is situated off Aldwych in central London.

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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 81%
Student score 77% LOW
Able to access IT resources

87%

Staff made the subject interesting

80%

Library resources are satisfactory

78%

Feedback on work has been helpful

57%

Feedback on work has been prompt

66%

Staff are good at explaining things

92%

Received sufficient advice and support

50%

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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
43% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
49% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
530 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
97% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% 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 96% MED
Average graduate salary £26k HIGH
Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals

9%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

8%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

14%

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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