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Nottingham Trent University

History

UCAS Code: V100

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


112 UCAS Tariff points from up to four qualifications (two of which must be A-level equivalent).

Pass your Access course with 60 credits overall with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English grade C/4 or equivalent GCSE Maths grade C/4 or equivalent

112 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC Level 3 National Diploma and up to two qualifications.

112 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate and up to three qualifications (one of which must be A-level equivalent).

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

UCAS Tariff

112
95%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

History

This HISTORY course offers exciting opportunities to discover and understand the past through a range of skills and approaches. You will be introduced to new concepts and perspectives and develop your own research interests alongside set modules. This course offers a diverse curriculum, covering periods from AD 700 to the present day. A wide range of options places the emphasis on student choice, enabling you to study in-depth specialist areas. 94% of students would recommend History at NTU (NSS 2019). The academic team at NTU teach specialist modules informed by their own research specialisms. Staff also have strong links to the modern heritage industry and historical research groups, giving you opportunities to work on real-life projects and take work placements with some of the most prestigious heritage sites in the country.

History at NTU will introduce you to diverse peoples, nations and ideas from medieval and early modern right through to contemporary history within Britain and across to the Americas, Asia and the Far East. This History course will analyse the past without being passive, as it requires you to be intellectually curious, passionate about the importance of history and encourages you to carry out your own independent learning. You'll be encouraged to think and analyse a range of texts and sources in a critical manner.

This course has been designed to equip you with a broad selection of skills and knowledge, which can be utilised into a range of vocations. NTU have a close network of companies and 250 museums across the East Midlands who are able to provide you with exciting placement opportunities throughout your degree to help you build additional knowledge and expertise. You may wish to study abroad during your second year to enhance your knowledge, gain independence within a foreign country and to build on your travel experience. A degree in History will provide you with a vital set of skills which are actively sought after by today's leading employers. You’ll gain vital skills which employers are looking for. 97% of our History undergraduates are in work or further study within just six months of finishing their degree (DLHE 2016/17).

Modules

See our website for a full list of modules available.

The Uni


Course location:

Clifton Campus

Department:

School of Arts and Humanities

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

82%
med
History

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

History

Teaching and learning

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

87%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
77%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
60%
Male students
40%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

After graduation


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History

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,500
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Average annual salary
97%
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Employed or in further education
90%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

11%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
11%
Customer service occupations
11%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

History is a very popular subject (although numbers have fallen of late) — in 2015, over 10,000 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, and 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, human resources, marketing, PR and events management, as well as the more obvious roles in education, welfare and the arts. Around one in five history graduates went into further study last year. History and teaching were the most popular further study subjects for history graduates, but law, journalism, and politics were also popular postgraduate courses.

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