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BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

136

% applicants receiving offers

77%

Subjects
  • History by period
Student score
76% LOW
% employed or in further study
98% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAB

AAB. The following subjects are preferred: Ancient History; Classical Civilisation; English Literature; History; Classics: History of Art; Philosophy; Religious Studies.

Scottish Highers
AAABB-AB

SH: AAABB and AH: AB. The following subjects are preferred: Ancient History; Classical Civilisation; English Literature; History; Classics: History of Art; Philosophy; Religious Studies.

Scottish Advanced Highers
AB

AB. The following subjects are preferred: Ancient History, History, Classical Civilisation, or English Literature.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
34

overall to include 17 points at Higher Level.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 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

77%

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

Not available

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

Our course is designed to provide you with a broad knowledge of the politics, economy and societies of the ancient Greeks and Romans. It aims to equip you with the skills necessary to locate, decipher and evaluate a range of historical sources, and to develop a sophisticated understanding of historical theory. You have the flexibility to combine core units on Greco-Roman culture with more specialised topics such as Ecology and History in the Ancient World, units on the reception of Greece and Rome, or the study of ancient languages. Teaching methods include lectures, small-group seminars, personal consultations, and a guided research project. These allow you to develop valuable skills in formal and informal writing, impromptu discussion and oral presentation. Our teaching also provides you with a basis for thinking about the economy, politics and culture of other periods and of modernity. There will also be the possibility for study abroad in the second year of the degree.

Modules

University of Bristol

Inside one of the campus buildings

The University of Bristol is world-renowned with a reputation for academic excellence and has a vibrant student community that's passionate about everything from volunteering to hot air ballooning. Come to Bristol to earn a brilliant degree, develop interests and make life-long friends. It's easy to get involved: our students take part in 192 societies and 52 sports clubs.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
12%
88%

Year 1

12%
88%

Year 2

11%
89%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
42%
58%

Year 1

33%
67%

Year 2

33%
67%

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 83%
Student score 76% LOW
Able to access IT resources

85%

Staff made the subject interesting

93%

Library resources are satisfactory

64%

Feedback on work has been helpful

50%

Feedback on work has been prompt

55%

Staff are good at explaining things

92%

Received sufficient advice and support

73%

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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
4% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
50% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
491 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
97% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
3% 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 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

6%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

4%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

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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