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UCL (University College London)

History (with a Year Abroad)

UCAS Code: V104

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

Entry requirements


A level

A*,A,A-A,A,A

History required.

Access to HE Diploma

D:23,M:22,P:0

Pass in Access to HE Diploma, with a minimum of 23-28 credits awarded with Distinction in the Level 3 units, the remainder of the Level 3 units awarded with Merit.

Successful completion of the WBQ Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate plus 2 GCE A-Levels at grades A*AA - AAA, including History.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate – Principal subjects

D2,D3,D3-D3,D3,D3

D2,D3,D3 - D3,D3,D3 in three Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subjects, including History.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

38-39

A score of 18-19 points in three higher level subjects including grade 6 in History, with no score lower than 5.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A,A

A1,A,A-AAA at Advanced Highers (or A1,A at Advanced Higher and A,A,A at Higher - AA at Advanced Higher and AAA at Higher), including History at Advanced Higher.

UCAS Tariff

144-168

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

60%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

History

Studying history at UCL gives you opportunities to explore the subject which are probably unrivalled anywhere else in the UK or Europe. This four-year degree combines the flexibility of the History BA programme with the opportunity to spend the third year studying abroad at an institution in North or South America, or Ireland.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£17,710
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

UCL (University College London)

Department:

History

TEF rating:

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What students say


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

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

71%
UK students
29%
International students
39%
Male students
61%
Female students
96%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate
486

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.

98%
high
Employed or in further education
79%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

9%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
9%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
8%
Media 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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