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Newman University

History and Education

UCAS Code: VX13
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 5 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

104

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • History by period
  • Academic studies in education
Student score
89% HIGH
77% LOW
% employed or in further study
99% HIGH
93% LOW
Average graduate salary
£16k MED
£14k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
MMD

Obtain minimum 280 UCAS points (check UCAS tariff), including the equivalent of two A2 levels at grade BC.

BTEC Certificate
MM

Obtain minimum 280 UCAS points (check UCAS tariff), including the equivalent of two A2 levels at grade BC.

BTEC Award
M

Obtain minimum 280 UCAS points (check UCAS tariff), including the equivalent of two A2 levels at grade C.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMD

Obtain minimum 260 UCAS Tariff points (check UCAS Tariff).

International Baccalaureate
26

Pass Baccalaureate. Obtain minimum 280 UCAS points (check UCAS tariff), including the equivalent of two A2 levels at grade BC.

UCAS tariff points
104

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104 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

100%

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 has been taught at Newman for over 35 years. During this time, Newman has developed an outstanding collection of resources, including its own local history archive. Our tutors are recognised as experts in their field, who publish frequently, and student feedback comments on how helpful staff are when discussing individual projects. The course provides you with the necessary subject knowledge to teach History at either primary or secondary level, and covers all the main areas on the History syllabus at Key Stages 2 and 3 and for many popular GCSE and A Level options. As well as gaining relevant subject knowledge you will have the chance to study abroad and undertake international placements.

Modules

Modules may include: Approaches to local and regional history; democratic Britain 1918-2001; the ancient world (Rome); the ancient world (Greece); industry and invention in Birmingham 1760-1830; Tudor Britain 1485-1603; European society in the 19th Century; late medieval England 1350-1450; the making of the modern world 1945-2001; the history of the West Midlands; women in modern Europe 1750-2000; Roman Britain; the French Revolution and Napoleon 1789-1815; Victorian Britain 1837-1901; competing histories (academic and popular history); Europe and Russia 1900-1945; the British Civil Wars 1638-1660; oral history; Europe reborn and divided 1400-1550; learning and teaching; education and society; educational possibilities; development and educational psychology; creative learning; equality and diversity; education; technology and change; critical theory; education, politics and identity; work placement; dissertation.

Newman University

The library by dusk

As a small University based in Birmingham with around 2,800 students, we're committed to providing a welcoming and friendly community for all students. We're proud of our student-centred ethos, and provide a challenging and supportive environment for students to realise their full potential whilst here.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
20%
80%

Year 1

17%
75%
8%

Year 2

16%
84%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
23%
65%
12%

Year 1

4%
67%
29%

Year 2

8%
50%
42%

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 96%
Student score 89% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

89%

Staff made the subject interesting

100%

Library resources are satisfactory

64%

Feedback on work has been helpful

83%

Feedback on work has been prompt

96%

Staff are good at explaining things

96%

Received sufficient advice and support

89%

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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
0% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
57% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
7% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
288 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
77% 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 99% HIGH
Average graduate salary £16k MED
Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

9%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

19%

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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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 83%
Student score 77% LOW
Able to access IT resources

76%

Staff made the subject interesting

83%

Library resources are satisfactory

76%

Feedback on work has been helpful

64%

Feedback on work has been prompt

69%

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
0% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
85% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
41% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
304 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
48% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
11% 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% LOW
Average graduate salary £14k LOW
Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

5%

Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

25%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
When you look at employment stats, bear in mind that a lot of students are already working in education when they take this type of course and are studying to help their career development. This means they already have jobs when they start their course, and a lot of graduates continue to study, whilst working, when they complete their courses. If your course is focused on early years education, a lot of these graduates go into nursery work or classroom or education assistant jobs; these jobs are not classed as 'graduate level' in the stats, but many graduates who enter these roles say that a degree was necessary.
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