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

152

% applicants receiving offers

38%

Subjects
  • History by period
Student score
90% HIGH
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£22k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
A*AA

Specific subjects are required for certain courses. Please see the website for full details: http://www.study.cam.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
AAA

For many Cambridge courses qualifications in specific subjects are required, please see http://www.study.cam.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 152 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

38%

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

Modules

Years 1 and 2: Comprises 6 papers, the 1st 5 are chosen from 23 papers on offer, and students study 1 each term for the 1st 5 terms; students must take at least 1 paper on a period of British political history and at least 1 paper on a period of British economic and social history; for the other 3 papers it is possible to study any period of European history from the Greeks to the present, periods of world history, the history of the USA, and/or the history of political thought; for the compulsory 6th paper: themes and sources, students submit a 5000 word essay; thereâ??s a very wide choice of topics, typically investigating a major theme in comparative history (such as gender, democracy, revolutions or music); the essay is written over a period of some months, and involves individual research and faculty classes. Year 3: Students take 5 papers, 3 of which are compulsory: historical argument and practice; a special subject (constituting 2 papers, assessed by a long essay and a written examination) and giving the opportunity for advanced inâ??depth study of an important historical process or problem; for the remaining papers, students can choose 2 from the following: history of political thought to 1700; history of political thought from 1700 to 1890; political philosophy and the history of political thought since 1890; a specified subject paper from a selection on topics or comparable themes in history; students can also substitute 1 of the optional papers with a dissertation of 7,000 to 15,000 words.

University of Cambridge

Field class

We are one of the world's oldest universities and leading academic centres. Cambridge comprises 31 Colleges and over 150 departments, faculties, schools and other institutions. Its reputation for outstanding academic achievement is known worldwide and reflects the intellectual achievement of its students and world-class original research carried out by University and College staff.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
16%
84%

Year 1

22%
78%

Year 2

12%
88%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
100%

Year 1

83%
17%

Year 2

60%
40%

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 97%
Student score 90% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

98%

Staff made the subject interesting

95%

Library resources are satisfactory

95%

Feedback on work has been helpful

92%

Feedback on work has been prompt

95%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

Received sufficient advice and support

91%

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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
18% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
50% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
557 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
99% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
1% 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 96% MED
Average graduate salary £22k HIGH
Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

8%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

7%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

6%

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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