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Nottingham Trent University

Philosophy and History

UCAS Code: VV51

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

Entry requirements


104 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 GCSE Maths grade C/4

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

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

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DMM

UCAS Tariff

104
90%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subjects

History

Philosophy

Joint Honours degrees give you the maximum flexibility to study subject areas that really interest you. You can shape your study according to your strengths, interests and career ambitions. By choosing HISTORY and PHILOSOPHY you’ll enjoy the freedom to choose from a wide range of optional modules, depending on your own preferences and interests. These two dynamic subjects will help you to develop your analytical and reasoning expertise, whilst also giving you an understanding of some of the philosophical ideology that has shaped world events and societies. This joint honours course is ideal for anyone who wishes to understand the history of ideas and culture. Philosophy aims to develop your powers of argument, critical thinking and conceptual analysis through the search for answers to ultimate questions. This course differs from the typical philosophy courses on offer at most other universities as it is not a course in the history of ideas. The course is organised around some of the philosophical problems faced by today's decision-makers in their professional lives. In general, this course examines the interface between philosophical ideas and everyday life, and has been designed in order to help you think more clearly and more critically about the world in which you live in. History offers exciting opportunities to discover and understand the past through a range of skills and approaches. Hitory at NTU offers a diverse curriculum, covering periods from AD 700 to the present day. The academic team at NTU teach specialist modules which is derived from their own research specialisms, including: The Crusades; World History; American and British History; and Museum and Heritage Management. Philosophy will allow you to question the world in a critical way to develop excellent written and oral communication which is needed to recognise global trends and to articulate debates. The ability to question the world is an important skill which is recognised by many of today's leading employers. The History aspect of this course will enhance your interpersonal skills, critical thinking and will help you to develop excellent problem solving techniques. History allows you to study the past in-depth to make sense of the present. Both subjects will provide you with important skills like; being able to organise complex information to solve a selection of problems, research; be able to analyse tasks in great detail and to prioritise work. 95% of our philosophy joint honours undergraduates are in work or further study within just six months of finishing their degree (DLHE 2015-16). Our recent graduates from this course have pursued a range of careers including; teaching, journalism, marketing, various careers revolving around language and linguistics, the civil service and law roles.

Modules

You’ll be able to choose from a broad range of modules such as: Applied Philosophy I • Philosophy: Thinkers and Themes • The Historian's Craft • Philosophy and Media • The Philosophy of Time Land of Liberty: History of the United States, 1815-2000 • The Eagle and the Snake: Conquests and Colonisations of Mexico • Reasons for Action • World Philosophy • The Crusades Conflicts and Cultures in Mid-Victorian England 1850-1880.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,450
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

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.

80%
low
History
82%
med
Philosophy

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

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
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

86%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
87%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
65%
Male students
35%
Female students
65%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate
320

Philosophy

Teaching and learning

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
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

81%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
85%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
52%
Male students
48%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C
301

After graduation


The stats in this section 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

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.

90%
low
Employed or in further education
99%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

11%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
9%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
9%
Customer service 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.

Philosophy

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.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
92%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

10%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
10%
Customer service occupations
8%
Childcare and related personal services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Although there aren't a lot of jobs around for professional philosophers, philosophy degrees are a relatively popular option, with more than 2,000 students graduating in a philosophy-related subject in 2015 - a little down on previous years, but still healthy. Nearly a quarter of philosophy graduates take a postgraduate qualification, and it's a relatively common subject at both Masters and doctorate level — so if you think academic life might be for you, think ahead about how you might fund further study. For those who go into work, philosophy grads tend to go into teaching, accountancy, consulting, journalism, PR, housing, marketing, human resources and the arts while a few go into the computer industry every year, where their logical training is highly rated.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

Historical, philosophical and religious studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£16k

£16k

£19k

£19k

£23k

£23k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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