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University of Plymouth

History with English

UCAS Code: V1Q3

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

Entry requirements


104-112 tariff points, including a minimum of 2 A Levels, including grade B in History, Art History, Ancient History, Classical Civilisation, Economics, Government & Politics or Law. General Studies accepted

Considered in combination

Pass a named Access to HE Diploma (e.g. Preferably History, Humanities or Combined), with at least 33 credits at Merit and/or Distinction.

Considered in combination

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26-28

Including Higher Level Grade 5 in History, Art History, Ancient History, Classical Civilisation, Economics, Government & Politics or Law, plus a second subject at Higher Level. English and Mathematics accepted within as GCSE equivalent

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H3,H4,H4-H2,H2,H3,H3,H3


Including H3 or above in History, Art History, Ancient History, Classical Civilisation, Economics, Government & Politics or Law, plus English and Mathematics. English and Maths accepted within as GCSE equivalent

Considered in combination

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

D*D-D*D*

Subject-specific unit requirements, please refer to Institution.

Considered in combination

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

DMM

Subject-specific unit requirements, please refer to Institution.

Considered in combination

104-112 tariff points, including grade B in History, Art History, Ancient History, Classical Civilisation, Economics, Government & Politics or Law. English and Maths accepted within as GCSE equivalent

In combination with Advanced Highers

UCAS Tariff

104-112

Including a minimum of 2 A Levels, including grade B in History, Art History, Ancient History, Classical Civilisation, Economics, Government & Politics or Law. General Studies accepted

Considered in combination

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

History

English studies

Explore how our past has shaped our future through the investigation of five centuries of human history. Combine this with the study of both modern and historical literature, deepening your knowledge of critical and creative writing. Not only will you have the opportunity to study these two fascinating and complementary subjects, you will also develop analytical and communication skills highly sought after by employers.

You will expand your critical and creative writing skills, with the option to focus on modules that align with your interests. You will have the opportunity gain workplace experience with local public history and heritage sites so you can kick-start your career as soon as you graduate. Our international exchange programme also gives you the opportunity to travel and spend either a semester or an entire year exploring history with one of our partner institutions in the US or Europe.

* Enhance your career options with a degree that helps you develop highly sought-after analytical and communication skills while you home in on your passion.

* Expand your critical and creative writing skills, with the option to focus on modules that align with your interests.

* Gain workplace experience with local public history and heritage sites so you can kick-start your career as soon as you graduate.

* Plot your own course through the centuries as you take the lead in your research projects and choose areas of study from our flexible range of modules, creating a tailor-made degree.

* Our international exchange programme gives you the opportunity to travel and spend either a semester or an entire year exploring history with one of our partner institutions in the US or Europe

* Study both modern and historical literature, building your knowledge of different periods and cultures.

* Explore history with your friends and course mates by joining the History Society, a lively and supportive community hosting educational and social events.

Modules

In your first year, you’ll get to know the key concepts of history, studying four modules designed to give you a firm foundation in historical methodology while helping you develop practical skills. You’ll study a broad range of perspectives exploring developments in world, US, European and British history. Alongside this, you’ll learn about narrative and poetry, engage in creative writing exercises and study literary theory. You’ll also study literature in its historical and cultural contexts.

In year two you can choose from a range of modules as you develop your historical knowledge and skills. Experience visual, oral, material and archival research – undertaking interviews with living witnesses, examining visual sources and delving into original sources. You’ll combine romantic and Victorian literature with your own module choices, allowing you to focus on creative writing, autobiography, travel writing and more. You can also take the opportunity to study in the USA for up to a year. Optional modules are available this year, but may be subject to change in subsequent years.

In your final year, you’ll continue to advance your skills working alongside our expert historians in their areas of specialism. With one-to-one support, you’ll benefit from your tutor’s experience and knowledge as you create a piece of independent research on a subject of your choice based on original research and primary resources. As well as a core module on modernism, you’ll be able to choose from modules including contemporary poetry, gender and writing and literature and psychoanalysis. Optional modules are available this year, but may be subject to change in subsequent years.

The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

Assessment methods

7% of assessment is by exam, 93% by coursework

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
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Plymouth

Department:

School of Humanities and Performing Arts

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.

85%
med
History
85%
med
English studies

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

98%
Staff make the subject interesting
99%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
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

97%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
89%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
54%
Male students
46%
Female students
71%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

English studies (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
95%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
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
89%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
84%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
23%
Male students
77%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
89%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
16%
Other elementary services occupations
8%
Administrative occupations: records
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.

English studies (non-specific)

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.

£16,000
low
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
95%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Other elementary services occupations
11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
10%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

English is one of the most popular degree subjects and in 2015, more than 11,000 students graduated with English degrees - although this does represent a fall from recent years. As good communication is so important to modern business, you can find English graduates in all parts of the economy, although obviously, you can't expect to get a job in science or engineering (computing is a different matter - it's not common but good language skills can be useful in the computing industry). There's little difference in outcomes between English language and English literature degrees, so don't worry and choose the one that suits you best. More English grads took another postgraduate course when they finished their degree than grads from any other subject - this is an important option. Teacher training was a common choice of second degree, as was further study of English, and journalism courses. But many English graduates changed course and trained in law, marketing or other languages -or even subjects further afield such as computing, psychology and even nursing. This is a very flexible degree which gives you a lot of options

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