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Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • History by period
Student score
80% LOW
% employed or in further study
90% LOW
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

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

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

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

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

UCAS tariff points

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 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


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


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

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. The academic team at NTU teach specialist modules informed by their own research specialisms. 92% of students would recommend History at NTU (NSS 2017). 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. There is a wide range of options which place the emphasis on student choice, which will enable you to study in-depth specialist areas. This History course will analyse the past but it's not a passive subject as it requires you to be intellectually curious, passionate about the importance of history and encourages you to carry out your own independent learning. History at NTU offers an exciting range of ways to discover and make sense of the past by utilising a selection of approaches and skills. This subject will help you learn about different people and societies, to create moral understanding and to create high quality research. You'll develop a solid understanding of diverse people, nations and ideas from medieval through to early modern and contemporary history across the world. The academic team at NTU teaches specialist modules informed by their own research specialisms, including; History Matters, Conflicts and Cultures in Mid-Victorian England 1850-1880 and Real Life Work Project. 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. You'll be taught through lectures, seminars, workshops, projects and tutorials and by academics who are investigating the latest cutting edge research within this field. Alongside this, 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. For an example you’ll have; a willingness to learn independently, be focused, have excellent written and verbal communication, the ability to problem solve, think critically about the world, be motivated, organised, take an initiative, be analytical and be concise with your work. Recent undergraduates from our History course have secured careers in a number of exciting sectors including; heritage management and museums, journalism, broadcasting, advertising, public relations, armed forces, media, marketing and teaching.


You’ll be able to choose from a broad range of modules such as: Practice and Purpose • Medieval and Early Modern Worlds • History Matters • Land of Liberty: History of the United States, 1815-2000 • Conflicts and Cultures in Mid-Victorian England 1850-1880 • History At Work • Real Life Work Project • Magna Carta: Origins, Impetus and Legacy • Living and Dying in Reformation Britain • The African American Experience in History and Memory .

Nottingham Trent University

Students on campus Nottingham Trent University

We have earned a reputation for outstanding graduate employability, excellent teaching standards, impressive student services, and a diverse but close-knit student community. Our main city site is ideally located in Nottingham's cosmopolitan centre. We can offer you excellent nightlife, a city bursting with culture, a lively students' union and reliable support throughout your studies.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 84%
Student score 80% LOW
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
35% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
320 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
65% 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 90% LOW
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


Graduates who are other elementary services occupations


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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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