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Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • History by period
Student score
76% LOW
% employed or in further study
93% LOW
Average graduate salary
Not Available
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

Level 3 BTEC qualifications may be considered in conjunction with a pass in an essay based A2 level qualification.

UCAS tariff points

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 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


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


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

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Course description

On this challenging and innovative course, we introduce you to five centuries of British, European and imperial history. Incorporating social, cultural and political history, we teach you about key events and movements, and how ordinary people experienced them. You will develop an in-depth knowledge of the past, and analyse how historians have interpreted it. We'll introduce you to the best methods of historical research, from archives to the use of online media. You'll also have the chance to do your own oral history interviews. In 2014, second-year students talked to survivors of the 1943 Bethnal Green Tube disaster. At UEL we regularly take our teaching beyond the classroom. Critically engaging with public history while expanding your knowledge, you’ll go on trips to museums, libraries and archives. Every year first-year students take guided walks and visit London museums, second-year students are given tours of local archives, and the third year of study includes a visit to the British Museum's Enlightenment gallery. Working closely with local heritage organisations, work experience placements are embedded into our programme. In recent years students have completed short placements with organisations including the Jewish Museum, the London Transport Museum, Tower Hamlets Archives and our own UEL Archives. Public history is an important topic in our degree, and students wishing to pursue a career in Heritage are encouraged to take option modules in heritage and tourism in their final year. If you don’t meet the entry requirements for a BA, you can study this course as an ‘extended’ four-year course. You'll begin with a foundation year which prepares you for a successful transition to the BA degree.


Year 1: Patterns of Imperial History (core) London, History and Heritage: the Making of the Modern City (core) Britain in the Long 19th Century (core) One option from:* Approaches to Shakespeare Political Philosophy Politics, State and Society International studies Culture, Technology and Social Change Introduction to Social Anthropology Reformation to Revolution (core) Year 2: Research workshop: 20th century social history (core) Empires, Nations, and Class: Continental Europe from Waterloo to World War One (core) Year 3: Research Methods and Dissertation (core) Memory and History (core) Culture, Thought and Belief in the Pre-Modern World (core) One option from:* The Mediterranean World War, Revolution and Upheaval in 20th Century Europe Politics of Global Powers Anthropology of Political Economy and Belief Culture, Power and Modernity

University of East London

Stratford campus

UEL's students have one thing in common, their drive to achieve their ambitions. We create an environment that allows our students to reach their goals, through an inspiring atmosphere and teaching that is designed with your future in mind. Students' attitudes are reflected in UEL's ambitions to grow and regenerate.

How you'll spend your time

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 76%
Student score 76% LOW
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
0% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
57% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
10% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
58% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
14% 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 93% LOW
Average graduate salary Not Available
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are childcare and related personal services


Graduates who are customer service occupations


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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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