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University of East Anglia UEA

History

UCAS Code: V100

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

preferably including History

Access to HE Diploma

D:36,M:9

Preferably including some History modules. Humanities or Social Sciences pathway preferred. Other pathways are acceptable, please contact the University directly for further information.

Preferably including History. Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

33

Preferably including grade 5 in higher level History. If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDD

preferably alongside History A-level. BTEC Public Services is not accepted

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,C

Preferably including History. A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable

Only accepted in combination with Scottish Advanced Highers

UCAS Tariff

136

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

96%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

History

Explore the social, political and cultural character of the past with the renowned History degree at UEA. Examine historical shifts and transitions, how these have been constructed, represented and remembered, and how they shape life today.

This course is ideal for those who believe – as we do – that history is an argument without end. The degree will prepare you to go into a huge range of professions including law, finance, teaching, the civil service, local government, and the heritage and tourism sector. Alternatively you can continue your studies with an MA, PHD or even a career in academia.

You’ll explore how knowledge is constructed and manipulated, discovering how to analyse existing interpretations and arguments, and how to develop, communicate and defend arguments of your own.

You will learn how to argue clearly and persuasively, analyse complex texts, and make well-informed decisions based on evidence and sources. You’ll be able to identify problems and discuss them productively, as well as listen, communicate, understand and persuade. These skills build confidence and authority, and are highly valued by employers.

You will be taught by experienced and internationally-renowned academics; our modules are inspired by their research interests and expertise, which means that you will always be at the forefront of the historical debate. Our course offers remarkable breadth and variety. We have one of the highest concentrations of eminent historians outside of Oxford, Cambridge and London, specialising in subjects such as British, European, Russian and Soviet history, the Atlantic world, the Middle East and landscape history.

Right from the start, you will build a solid foundation in the main periods in British and European history, from the High Middle Ages to the 20th century. In the second and third years, you’ll tailor your learning to your interests choosing from a broad range of optional modules. Throughout your studies you will hone your skills as a historian through small group seminars, lectures, your own study, and regular meetings with a member of academic staff.

You will get the chance to engage with primary historical sources. You might read the first-ever work written by a Christian woman, examine a contemporary engraving of a mass execution inflicted during the 1630s, or consider the social and political power of music by African American jazz musicians in the 1930s. Some of our modules also offer exciting extended field trips.

You can also study abroad in your second year, learn a new language, or broaden your studies by taking selected modules from outside the School of History.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£15,300
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of East Anglia UEA

Department:

School of 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.

87%
med
History

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

Teaching and learning

96%
Staff make the subject interesting
98%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
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

82%
Library resources
78%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
81%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
40%
Male students
60%
Female students
97%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate
412

After graduation


The stats in this section 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

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
87%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

9%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
8%
Other elementary services occupations
6%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
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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