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University of Greenwich

History

UCAS Code: V100

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,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

104

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.

91%
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 | 2019

Other options

6 years | Part-time | 2019

4 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subject

History

**Let the historical setting of our Greenwich Campus inspire your studies of British, European and world history.**

**Why study this at Greenwich?**
* The programme allows students to specialise in national and international history with the option of incorporating courses from a variety of other subjects such as politics, English, sociology or a foreign language

* Study history at a World Heritage Site, itself a living legacy of British scientific, maritime and imperial history. We take full advantage of our historically and culturally rich location and proximity to central London, incorporating visits to museums and archives

* Our teaching is actively driven by our research interests and publications

* Explore a wide range of topics, including genocide, gender, the Ottoman Empire, the World Wars and maritime and environmental history

* Opportunity for work placement (Year 2 or 3) and/or a dissertation (Year 3). The work placement strengthens professional skills and offers experience of working in a history-related profession

This programme allows you to specialise in national and international history with the option of also incorporating courses from a variety of other subjects such as politics, English, sociology or a foreign language.

You will study history at a World Heritage Site, itself a living legacy of British scientific, maritime and imperial history. We take full advantage of our historically and culturally rich location and proximity to central London, incorporating visits to museums and archives into our courses.

Our teaching is actively driven by our research interests and publications and the programme explores a wide range of topics, including genocide, gender, the Ottoman empire, the World Wars and maritime and environmental history.

**Work placement**
You will also have the opportunity to undertake a work placement (Year 2 or 3) and/or a dissertation (Year 3). The work placement allows you to develop practical and professional skills and to gain practical experience of working a history-related profession.

**Coursework**
The dissertation enables you to work on a topic of your own choosing and to put into practice the skills of analysis and research developed in Years 1 and 2.

**Outcomes**
The aims of the programme are:
* To provide students with a substantial grounding in modern British, European and world history and to nurture open, creative and critical thinkers who are able to apply these qualities of mind in a variety of intellectual contexts

* To encourage an appreciation of the nature of historical enquiry and the links between history and other disciplines

* To provide a structure and an environment in which skills relevant to citizenship, employability and lifelong learning may be developed.

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 essays
* 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
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.

74%
low
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

78%
Staff make the subject interesting
83%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
58%
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

45%
Library resources
40%
IT resources
54%
Course specific equipment and facilities
60%
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

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.

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