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University of Greenwich

History and Sociology

UCAS Code: VL13

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

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

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English and Mathematics (Grade 4 / C )

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

UCAS Tariff

104
75%
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

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

6.0 years | Part-time | 2020

Subjects

History

Sociology

This degree in history and sociology explores modern British, European and world history through the perspective of contentious issues in society, such as gender, ethnicity and social justice.

In this history and sociology degree, you will study contemporary and historical social theory, policy and practice in a vibrant, socially dynamic setting. Explore over five hundred years of social change with our creative and inspiring teachers through innovative modules which cover race, gender, violence, mobility and the family.

You'll be based on the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site, drawing on the local community resources, and museums of Greenwich, London and beyond. You'll develop IT and communication skills for a wide range of future careers and have the opportunity to undertake a placement in the public, creative or cultural sectors.

**What you should know about this course**
- This course provides a range of core modules in both History and Sociology, as well as exciting optional modules to help you specialise.

- Work with inspiring and innovative specialists on topics including social inequality, race, gender and migration, developing perspectives from around the globe and across the centuries.

- In the final year, you can develop your practical and professional skills through a dissertation or a work placement in an area of your choice.

- It introduces you to a range of historical methods and studies of the writing of history to develop your skills as a critical, analytical thinker and communicator.

- Throughout the course, you are supported to achieve your career goals through innovative applied history and sociology modules and skills-enriching assignments.

Modules

Year 1
Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

Introducing History: Ideas and Practice (30 credits)
The Changing Faces of Britain 1707 – 1918 (30 credits)
Inequality and Social Change (30 credits)
Applying Sociology (15 credits)
Self in Society (15 credits)
Year 2
Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

Key Thinkers in Sociology (30 credits)
Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Education and Social Formation (30 credits)
Drug Use in Society (30 credits)
Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

'The People's War': The Second World War, Society, Culture and Legacy (15 credits)
Island Nation: Britain and the Sea 1805 - Present (15 credits)
Atlantic Worlds 1650-1783 (15 credits)
Empire and Nation in the Middle East (15 credits)
Remaking English Society, c. 1550-1760 (15 credits)
Footprints of Everyday Life: The Environmental History of Modern Britain (15 credits)
History in Practice (30 credits)
Year 3
Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

Gender, Race and Crime (15 credits)
Sociology of Gender and Sexuality (15 credits)
Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

History Work Placement (30 credits)
The History Dissertation (30 credits)
Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

A Global History of Genocide (30 credits)
Gendering the British: Nation, Citizenship & Rights (30 credits)
Britain and the Suppression of the Slave trade 1807-1867 (15 credits)
Cities of the Sultans: Life in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire (15 credits)
Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Migration and Citizenship (15 credits)
Family and Society (15 credits)
Globalisation: Social and Political Perspectives (15 credits)
Family Policy (15 credits)

Assessment methods

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include ‘practice’ assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.
Examinations
Coursework

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
£13,000
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:

School of Humanities 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
85%
high
Sociology

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

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
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

74%
Library resources
79%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
82%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
38%
Male students
62%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
17%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

Sociology

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
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

84%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
80%
Course specific equipment and facilities
83%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

86%
UK students
14%
International students
17%
Male students
83%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
18%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

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.

£18,663
med
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
94%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

14%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Other elementary services occupations
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.

Sociology

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.

£19,500
med
Average annual salary
93%
low
Employed or in further education
93%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
12%
Other elementary services occupations
11%
Protective service occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

We have quite a lot of sociology graduates, although numbers fell last year. But graduates still do pretty well. 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 recruitment, education, community and youth work, and housing. An important option for a sociology graduate is social work - and we're short of people willing to take this challenging but rewarding career. 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, healthcare, marketing and even IT. Sociology graduates taking further study often branch out into other qualifications, like teaching, law, psychology, HR and even maths, so don’t think a sociology degree restricts you to just one set 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.

Sociology

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

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£21k

£21k

£20k

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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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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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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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