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University of Greenwich

History and English

UCAS Code: VQ13

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

General Studies is not usually accepted.

A minimum of 45 credits at Level 3. You may be asked to come for an interview if you have this qualification.

UCAS Tariff

112

You will also require GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths at grade 4 or above (for pre-2017 GCSEs, grade 4 equates to C grade). General Studies is not usually accepted.

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Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2018

Subjects

History

English studies

The aims of the programme are:* To provide students with a substantial grounding in modern British, European and world history; and in English literature from the Renaissance to the present day* To nurture the development of open, creative and critical thinkers who are able to apply these qualities of mind in a variety of intellectual contexts;* To provide a structure and an environment in which skills relevant to citizenship, employability and lifelong learning may be developed.The History pathway explores a broad range of topics and regions, from global events to community history, from gender to environmental and maritime history, and from Elizabethan England to the modern Middle East. Throughout the programme, we offer opportunities for you to develop your research skills, through engaging with historiographical debates and new areas of study informed by our own research interests; and to develop practical and professional skills through a work placement.The English element of the programme emphasises literature of the last two centuries, including fiction and poetry, visual art, film and theatre. The programme looks at the historical, social and cultural contexts in which texts are produced and received, exploring topics such as production, publishing, audience and reception alongside critical analysis of texts themselves.Across both pathways, our teaching is innovative and encourages independent study beyond the classroom, using interactive, flipped class and problem-based learning methods. You will study at a World Heritage Site, itself a living legacy of British maritime, scientific and imperial history, as well as a thriving multicultural centre of contemporary Britain. We take full advantage of our culturally rich location and proximity to central London and its cultural institutions, embedding visits to museums and archives, theatres and galleries, along with opportunities to meet and talk with those undertaking careers in areas you may also wish to pursue, such as museum curatorship and heritage management, theatre production and publishing.While studying, you will benefit from activities and assignments which will build and diversify your transferable skillset, such as problem-solving, communication across a wide range of media, and research techniques. Students also have the opportunity to undertake a year-long work placement during their studies; and benefit from a rich programme of extra-curricular career development activities, from volunteer roles to employability boot camps. Graduates from this programme pursue careers in further research, teaching, media and publishing, archive and information services, museums and heritage management, and the arts.

Modules

Students studying at Greenwich are required to complete and pass 120 credits each year, in order to progress to the next level.

In your first year you will take four courses, all worth 30 credits each and running across two terms. These include mandatory core courses in history and English.
In your second and third year, you will be able to take a mixture of 15 credit courses (over a single term) and 30 credit courses (over two terms) from the history and English options offered, to make up 120 credits. In your final year, you will undertake either a dissertation or a work placement (both worth 30 credits). Work placements may also be taken in the second year; in either year this course offers the opportunity to apply the skills developed through academic study to a professional environment.

For courses currently offered on this programme please click on the URL below.

These courses may be subject to change

Assessment methods

Assessment is through both formative and summative coursework tasks and examinations. Coursework takes a range of forms, and can include:

* Individual and group projects
* Oral and screencast presentations
* Critical commentaries on primary and secondary sources
* Online portfolios, blogging and podcasting
* Analytical essay
* Work placements

Feedback on assessments is given within three working weeks of submission, and offers students constructive advice on the strengths of submitted work and areas for improvement.

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
£12,100
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Greenwich Maritime (University Campus)

Department:

History, Politics and Social Sciences

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.

83%
med
History
77%
low
English studies

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

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
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

96%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
74%
Course specific equipment and facilities
83%
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?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
42%
Male students
58%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
27%
Drop out rate

English studies (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
75%
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

83%
Library resources
82%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
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
19%
Male students
81%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
88%
low
Employed or in further education
92%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

19%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Teaching and educational professionals
9%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
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.

English studies (non-specific)

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.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
89%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Childcare and related personal services
11%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

English is one of the most popular degree subjects and in 2015, more than 11,000 students graduated with English degrees - although this does represent a fall from recent years. As good communication is so important to modern business, you can find English graduates in all parts of the economy, although obviously, you can't expect to get a job in science or engineering (computing is a different matter - it's not common but good language skills can be useful in the computing industry). There's little difference in outcomes between English language and English literature degrees, so don't worry and choose the one that suits you best. More English grads took another postgraduate course when they finished their degree than grads from any other subject - this is an important option. Teacher training was a common choice of second degree, as was further study of English, and journalism courses. But many English graduates changed course and trained in law, marketing or other languages -or even subjects further afield such as computing, psychology and even nursing. This is a very flexible degree which gives you a lot of options

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

English studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£17k

£17k

£17k

£17k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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