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University of Essex

History and Criminology (including year abroad)

UCAS Code: MV9C
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Sociology
  • History by period
Student score
88% HIGH
88% HIGH
% employed or in further study
96% MED
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£18.1k MED
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB

Scottish Highers
AAAB-AABB

Scottish Advanced Highers
AAAB-AABB

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 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

100%

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

£9,250

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

Join us on an intellectual journey through the past. You obtain a thorough grounding in history and criminology, and are encouraged to consider the ways in which histories of crime and the discipline of criminology overlap and influence each other. You take the module Introduction to Crime, Law and Society alongside history modules in your first year, and continue to combine modules in history and criminology in your second and third years. There is a range of exciting options to choose from in both disciplines and you can choose the focus of your final-year dissertation. Your third year spent abroad at no extra cost gives you the chance to gain more experience and become even more employable.

Modules

Year 1: the making of the modern world, 1776-1989; introduction to crime, law and society; researching social life 1; a range of history, sociology, or outside options. Year 2: making histories: concepts, themes and sources; sociology of crime and control; researching social life 2; and choose from a range of history options. Year 3: placement year. Year 4: history independent research project; special topic in criminology; a range of history, criminology, and sociology options.

University of Essex

Colchester Campus

We are Essex: home to the daring and the tenacious, a place for the ambitious and the bold. We're a close-knit, supportive and welcoming community, with a powerful and pioneering global outlook.
 
Here you’re taught by world-leading academics in a supportive and research-intense environment. We have been ranked as gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (2017) which means we deliver an excellent educational experience. Our trailblazing research continues to change the world for the better and we’re placed in the top 20 in the UK for research excellence (REF 2014), in the top 5 for social science, and are consistently housing the highest-rated politics department in the country.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
14%
86%

Year 1

8%
92%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

100%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
25%
75%

Year 1

18%
82%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

30%
70%

Year 4

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 98%
Student score 88% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

91%

Staff made the subject interesting

88%

Library resources are satisfactory

91%

Feedback on work has been helpful

57%

Feedback on work has been prompt

67%

Staff are good at explaining things

96%

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
25% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
72% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
344 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
77% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% 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 £18.1k MED
Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals

9%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

9%

Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

7%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Most sociology graduates go straight into work when they complete their degrees, and a lot of graduates go into jobs in social professions such as education, community and youth work, housing and social work. But sociology is a flexible degree and you can find graduates from the subject in pretty much every reasonable job – obviously, you don't find many doctors or engineers, but you do find them in finance, the media, sport, healthcare, marketing and even IT. Sociology graduates taking further study often branch out into other qualifications, like teaching, law, psychology and even maths, so don’t think a sociology degree restricts you to just one set of options.
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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 88% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

90%

Staff made the subject interesting

91%

Library resources are satisfactory

93%

Feedback on work has been helpful

76%

Feedback on work has been prompt

73%

Staff are good at explaining things

97%

Received sufficient advice and support

78%

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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
7% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
43% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
326 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
76% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% 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 £18k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals

6%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

17%

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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