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Oxford Brookes University

Publishing Media and History

UCAS Code: PV4C
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Publishing
  • History by period
Student score
87% HIGH
82% LOW
% employed or in further study
90% LOW
92% LOW
Average graduate salary
£17k LOW
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
120

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 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

This is a combined honours course, where you study Publishing Media alongside History. On our Publishing Media course you will study book, magazine and digital publishing. You will be taught by staff with considerable experience of the industry â?? working in trade, educational and academic publishing. A range of research is carried out by staff, and you will use a number of books written by your lecturers. Brookes houses the Booker Prize Archive which includes a rich collection of correspondence, records and press coverage, and gives you unique research possibilities. Oxford is a major centre for publishing â?? from global names to smaller, specialist companies. Our History course makes the past come alive with high quality teaching by world class historians. Research-active tutors will enable you to critically appreciate the dynamics of change and stability, and apply your understanding to the histories of Britain, Europe and beyond. The historical setting of Oxford also provides a wealth of excellent resources and inspiration for academic study.

Modules

Publishing Media Modules include: Publishing today (principles and practice 1 and 2); creating and editing text for publication; introduction to publishing technology; introduction to magazine publishing; production and project management; the editor; marketing for publishing; publishing business; magazine publishing; electronic publishing; marketing management for publishing; content, design and technology in publishing; print and society; fiction and the culture of publishing; new title development; dissertation or major project. History Year 1: Revolutionary changes in Britain and Europe between 1750 and 1850; information technology; language. Years 2 and 3: 1 of 3 pathways available: language study with aspects of the respective country's history; theories and methods of social science and their relevance to history; or, comparative British and European history; modules from related disciplines eg literature, political science, anthropology, history of art.

Oxford Brookes University

Undergraduate Centre

Set in a historic student city, Oxford Brookes is one of the UK's leading modern universities and enjoys an international reputation for teaching excellence and innovation, as well as strong links with business and industry. Away from your studies, Oxford Brookes Students' Union has an agreement with the people behind O2 Academy venues to provide exclusive student entertainment in Oxford.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
19%
81%

Year 1

18%
82%

Year 2

12%
88%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
6%
94%

Year 1

100%

Year 2

100%

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 90%
Student score 87% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

85%

Staff made the subject interesting

100%

Library resources are satisfactory

86%

Feedback on work has been helpful

82%

Feedback on work has been prompt

78%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

Received sufficient advice and support

82%

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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
33% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
88% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
17% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
376 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
91% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% 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 £17k LOW
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

20%

Graduates who are media professionals

13%

Graduates who are other administrative occupations

13%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
More common at Masters level than as a first degree, not a lot of undergraduates take this subject. Sought-after editorial roles in the publishing industry are far more likely to go to Masters graduates, so if that’s what you want to do, then consider postgraduate study carefully. It's a good idea to chat to tutors on open days to find out what previous graduates have gone on to do.
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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 90%
Student score 82% LOW
Able to access IT resources

77%

Staff made the subject interesting

92%

Library resources are satisfactory

73%

Feedback on work has been helpful

69%

Feedback on work has been prompt

75%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Received sufficient advice and support

80%

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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
5% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
45% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
7% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
327 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
83% 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 92% LOW
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

10%

Graduates who are other administrative occupations

8%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

6%

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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