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Queen's University Belfast

History and Social Anthropology

UCAS Code: VL16
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

90%

Subjects
  • Anthropology
  • History by period
Student score
91% HIGH
86% MED
% employed or in further study
93% LOW
92% LOW
Average graduate salary
£15k LOW
£14.5k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB

Scottish Highers
BBBBB

Scottish Advanced Highers
BBB

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

Applications are considered individually on their merits and GCSE background is taken in to account. Offers will be based on performance in individual units rather than the overall grade awarded. Where offers are made the likely standard would be 10 Distinctions and 8 Merits.

International Baccalaureate
32

6 5 5 required at Higher Level

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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

90%

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

£4,030

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

History at Queen's spans the period from early Greece and the later Roman Empire to the early Middle Ages and up to the 20th century. Students are encouraged to select from a wide range of modules, in geographical as well as chronological terms, with modules on Continental Europe, Africa, Asia and North America, and on European expansion overseas, as well as on Ireland and Great Britain. Within these areas, there are modules dealing with political developments, religious and economic change, and with social and cultural history, including modules in gender and women's history.

Modules

Year 1: Introduction to history. Years 2 and 3: Options in 5 categories of course from the break-up of the Roman Empire to the present: long span courses of British and Irish history; short-span courses in European, American and imperial history; thematic courses; comparative courses; special subjects.

Queen's University Belfast

Queens University Belfast main building

Queen's University Belfast, a Russell Group university, provides an exceptional education underpinned by world-class research. With a new library, sporting facilities, employability opportunities, one of the best students' unions in the UK and Ireland, and a social life second to none - including one of the best NI gig venues - the Queen's community offers a life-changing student experience.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
20%
80%

Year 1

18%
82%

Year 2

18%
82%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
25%
62%
13%

Year 1

13%
77%
10%

Year 2

8%
82%
10%

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 94%
Student score 91% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

94%

Staff made the subject interesting

98%

Library resources are satisfactory

94%

Feedback on work has been helpful

77%

Feedback on work has been prompt

77%

Staff are good at explaining things

98%

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
10% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
74% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
7% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
352 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
80% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% 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 93% LOW
Average graduate salary £15k LOW
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

8%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

6%

Graduates who are customer service occupations

12%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Fewer than 800 graduates completed anthropology degrees last year, and they were well spread out across a whole range of jobs – many industries have jobs that can be done by anthropology graduates and unlike a lot of degrees, there aren't many jobs we can point to and say ‘graduates from this degree do that job’. Management and marketing jobs are the most popular, though, and many graduates go into the education or social care sectors. Graduates are also rather more likely than average to work in London, or to go overseas to work. This is quite a popular subject at postgraduate level, and if you want to go into research, you'll need to think about postgrad study.
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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 86% MED
Able to access IT resources

90%

Staff made the subject interesting

94%

Library resources are satisfactory

94%

Feedback on work has been helpful

77%

Feedback on work has been prompt

78%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

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
50% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
7% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
357 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
80% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% 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 £14.5k LOW
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

6%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

11%

Graduates who are customer service occupations

11%

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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