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Plymouth University

History with English

UCAS Code: V1Q3
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

112

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • History by period
  • English studies
Student score
87% MED
82% MED
% employed or in further study
90% LOW
90% LOW
Average graduate salary
£16k MED
£15k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

112 points, minimum of 2 A Levels, including grade B in History, Art History, Ancient History, Classical Civilisation, Economics, Government & Politics or Law. (History at grade B or History of Art at grade B or Ancient History at grade B or Classical Civilisation at grade B or Economics at grade B or Government & Politics at grade B or Law at grade B).

Scottish Highers
Not Available

CCCC including History

BTEC Diploma
MMD

112 Tariff points - DMM

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
D*D*

112 tariff points to include one History-related subject

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMD

112 Tariff points - DMM - to included a History-related subject

International Baccalaureate
28

A total of 28 points overall to include 5 in History at Higher Level plus a second subject at Higher Level.

UCAS tariff points
112

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

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

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 coursemates by joining the History Society, a lively and supportive community hosting educational and social events. Discover the most up-to-date ways of studying history through our history resources including a vast eBook library, and array of online lectures and resources.

Modules

Modules include: History of Britain and Europe from the 18th century to the end of the 20th century; colonial America; America in the age of enlightenment and revolution, 1763-1812; the non-European world from 1850; plus workshops using primary source materials, and the internet; social history of England, 1650-1800; Germany and the 30 Years War; European reformation; the decline and fall of the British Empire; Britain 1940-1970, history of East Asia; European history in the 20th century; workshops examine and reconstruct elections; techniques of the oral and film historian are explored; crime in the 18th and 19th centuries; World War II; the English reformation; the English revolution 1640-1660; English politics from 1760-1832; Britain in the 1930s; history of European integration from 1945.

Plymouth University

Roland Levinsky building

Plymouth is a top 50 UK research institution with genuine clusters of world class expertise across areas as diverse as marine science and engineering, medicine, robotics and psychology. With 21,000 students and a further 17,000 studying University of Plymouth awards at partner colleges, it is one of largest higher education providers in the country, and has a strong track record in teaching with one of the highest numbers of National Teaching Fellows of any UK university.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
26%
74%

Year 1

22%
78%

Year 2

18%
82%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
8%
90%
2%

Year 1

99%
1%

Year 2

97%
3%

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 95%
Student score 87% MED
Able to access IT resources

93%

Staff made the subject interesting

97%

Library resources are satisfactory

94%

Feedback on work has been helpful

86%

Feedback on work has been prompt

75%

Staff are good at explaining things

97%

Received sufficient advice and support

90%

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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
1% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
43% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
285 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
71% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
9% 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 £16k MED
Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

7%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

12%

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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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 91%
Student score 82% MED
Able to access IT resources

89%

Staff made the subject interesting

91%

Library resources are satisfactory

93%

Feedback on work has been helpful

82%

Feedback on work has been prompt

88%

Staff are good at explaining things

96%

Received sufficient advice and support

86%

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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
2% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
79% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
7% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
316 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
80% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% 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 £15k LOW
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

9%

Graduates who are other administrative occupations

8%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

12%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
English is one of the most popular degree subjects and in 2012, more than 12,000 students graduated with English degrees. 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 as a doctor or nuclear physicist. There isn't a lot of difference in terms of outcomes between taking English language or English literature, so choose the one that suits you and don't worry about whether one is more likely to get you the job you want than the other. About one in five English graduates went into further study last year, and apart from further degrees in English, graduates were also likely to go onto teaching, law or publishing. All in all it's a flexible option – some even changed career direction entirely and took postgraduate courses in subjects like nursing or maths.
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