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

128-136

% applicants receiving offers

91%

Subjects
  • History by period
Student score
86% MED
% employed or in further study
94% MED
Average graduate salary
£16k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

A Level Grade B in History

Scottish Highers
Not Available

History

BTEC Diploma
MDD

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MDD

UCAS tariff points
128-136

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128-136 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

91%

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

Not available

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

You will engage with a range of exciting and challenging topics including the development of British and European society, political and social activism, and numerous modules focusing on specific historical events such as the Irish Revolution and the Vietnam War. You will be taught by research-active academics who will encourage you to think critically about the past while also engaging actively with the world around you. You will have the opportunity to give your career the edge by studying abroad in either the USA or Europe. You will learn how history is applied in the real world by studying a specific graduate future module, which allows you to apply your skills to the voluntary and public sectors, or the business world, and to take part in a work placement.

Modules

Year 1: The study of history; themes in historical interpretation; skills in historical and critical studies; modern Europe; regional history; progress and modernism; contemporary Europe and the world; the historian's craft: information technology; European language option. Year 2: Practice of history: explanations; the practice of history: information technology; medieval Europe; early modern Europe. Options including: cultural history; history and sociology; Italian fascism; land, power and money 800-1500. Year 3: Historiographical study; history dissertation; special subject; options.

Northumbria University

City Campus East

At Northumbria you will be in Newcastle, one of the best student cities in the UK. Think culture, shopping, music, sport, nightlife and cost, with a students' union that is one of the best in the country, voted Union of the Year in 2011. One in seven people living in the city is a student. Plus this is a university where over 90% of graduates go into employment or further study.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
17%
83%

Year 1

17%
76%
7%

Year 2

12%
88%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
27%
69%
4%

Year 1

8%
92%

Year 2

17%
83%

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 99%
Student score 86% MED
Able to access IT resources

84%

Staff made the subject interesting

95%

Library resources are satisfactory

90%

Feedback on work has been helpful

75%

Feedback on work has been prompt

76%

Staff are good at explaining things

96%

Received sufficient advice and support

92%

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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
1% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
44% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
355 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
81% 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 94% MED
Average graduate salary £16k MED
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

8%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

6%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

10%

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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