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Teesside University

History

UCAS Code: V100

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

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

96-112
100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

History

**Summary**: The BA (Hons) History degree at Teesside University allows you to explore a broad range of historical themes and periods. You can also focus on a particular area of study, such as modern and contemporary European history, the ancient world, social and cultural history, and modern Irish history.**Course details**: To understand the present fully, we must look to the past. History is concerned with how the world came to be the way it is, and why. It is one of the most popular, respected and enduring academic disciplines. You get an overview of history from ancient civilisations to contemporary history. You develop your understanding of the nature of historical enquiry, including the relationships between sources, theory and interpretation. During your degree course, you acquire key transferable skills including critical thinking, and verbal and written communication all highly valued by employers.**After the course**: A variety of career paths will be open to you, including law, accountancy, social work, librarianship, journalism, public relations, teaching, retail management and local government work.

Modules

Access course information through Teesside University’s website using the course details link provided.

Assessment methods

The programme makes use of a variety of teaching methods including classes, lectures, seminars, tutorials and group work. Modules are continuously assessed so that you receive regular feedback to help you improve your skills and abilities. Methods of assessment include essays, critical reviews, small group presentations, bibliographical exercises, primary source evaluation, conventional and seen examinations.

The Uni


Course location:

Teesside University

Department:

History

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.

77%
low
History

How do students rate their degree experience?

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History

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
97%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
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

93%
Library resources
100%
IT resources
97%
Course specific equipment and facilities
50%
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
51%
Male students
49%
Female students
73%
2:1 or above
17%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

After graduation


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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.

90%
low
Employed or in further education
80%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Librarians and related professionals
20%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Teaching and educational professionals
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.

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