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Loughborough University

History and Geography

UCAS Code: VF18
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

50%

Subjects
  • Physical geographical sciences
  • History by period
Student score
87% MED
88% MED
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£24k HIGH
£20k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

ABB including Geography or History (General Studies accepted)

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Majority of A/B grades required in conjunction with Advanced Highers grades AB including History or Geography

Scottish Advanced Highers
AB

AB including History or Geography, plus Highers at majority A/B grades

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MDD

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DDM profile

International Baccalaureate
34

34 points with 6 5 5 at HL including HL Geography

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

50%

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

History and Geography at Loughborough is taught within a Department internationally renowned for its research. We encourage and support students who wish to undertake a year-long work placement during their time at Loughborough, with successful completion of your placement leading to a Diploma in Professional Studies award. In previous years, PHIR students have undertaken placements for the CBI in Brussels, IBM and Google. If you study a foreign language as part of your degree, you may have the opportunity to spend a year in a French, German or Spanish speaking country and to have your degree accredited with a Diploma in International Studies. Students who study a foreign language to a sufficient level as part of their course can opt to take a four-year degree course and spend the whole of their third year abroad. Students who do not read a foreign language have the opportunity to apply to spend a semester abroad at a partner institution in countries such as the Czech Republic, Taiwan, Sweden, Finland, Denmark or the Netherlands. Teaching and assessment at these institutions are in English.

Modules

Year 1: students are introduced to basic skills and ideas in a â??What is History?â?? module; there will also be survey courses on the history of Modern Europe and the World. Year 2: students can choose specialised modules that reflect the research specialism of staff and focus on comparative themes; there will also be a skills module on how to pursue primary research. Year 3: students can now choose optional modules based on primary documents as well as the opportunity to write a dissertation.

Loughborough University

Loughborough Campus

The Loughborough experience is an unrivalled mix of exciting campus life, sporting chances, diverse universal cultures, industrial links and world-class research. With two major cities nearby, a great uni / union relationship and the biggest higher education campus in Europe, you're in for some unforgettable times. Our 16,000 students enjoy more than 8,000 nights out at the union.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
24%
76%

Year 1

21%
79%

Year 2

18%
82%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
58%
39%
3%

Year 1

54%
38%
8%

Year 2

17%
77%
6%

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 94%
Student score 87% MED
Able to access IT resources

95%

Staff made the subject interesting

90%

Library resources are satisfactory

94%

Feedback on work has been helpful

66%

Feedback on work has been prompt

81%

Staff are good at explaining things

97%

Received sufficient advice and support

82%

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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
44% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
362 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
89% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
3% 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 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £24k HIGH
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

9%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

17%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

12%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
There are two options for geography studies: the one we're talking about here is physical geography (there is also an option for geography courses with a more human or social steer). Like a lot of sciences, quite a few graduates in physical geography – about one in five – go on to further study, mainly for one-year Masters courses. In the world of work, graduates often go into environment and heritage work, but also to general jobs in areas like marketing, business analysis and management, as these are well-rounded degrees that help graduates get a range of useful skills.
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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 96%
Student score 88% MED
Able to access IT resources

95%

Staff made the subject interesting

95%

Library resources are satisfactory

95%

Feedback on work has been helpful

74%

Feedback on work has been prompt

77%

Staff are good at explaining things

97%

Received sufficient advice and support

86%

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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
2% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
38% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
362 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
89% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% 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 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £20k HIGH
Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

8%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

8%

Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals

7%

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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