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University of Kent

Comparative Literature and History

UCAS Code: QV21
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 6 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Comparative literary studies
  • History by period
Student score
82% MED
87% MED
% employed or in further study
95% MED
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£17k LOW
£19k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

Grades ABB in three A levels required including B in History; or Classics - Ancient History; or Classics - Classical Civilisation

Scottish Highers
AAABB

Grades AAABB required from best five higher subjects including history at grade A History at grade A.

Scottish Advanced Highers
ABB

Grades ABB in three advanced highers including History required. History at grade B.

BTEC Diploma
MMD

Additional A level in history at grade B required

BTEC Certificate
DD

Additional A level in history at grade B required

BTEC Award
D

Two additional A level equivalent qualifications including history A level grade B

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
DD

Additional A level in history at grade B required

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
D

Two additional A level equivalent qualifications including IF TAKEN history/classical civilisation etc A level grade B (or plus GCSE history at B)

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMD

Additional A level in history at grade B also required

International Baccalaureate
34

34 overall OR 16 points at higher level inc English HL A1/A2/B at 4/5/5 or English SL A1/A2/B at 5/6/6 and 5 in higher level History or 6 in standard level History

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 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

'To read is to compare'. The words of George Steiner ring true for students of both Comparative Literature and History. Comparative Literature encourages you to study works from a wide range of literary traditions, reaching across national borders to encourage a truly comparative approach to literary works. You also study a wide range of history â?? both in terms of geography and chronology â?? reading a range of historical opinion and approaching differing primary sources to form a very comparative view on the past. Both subjects follow a modular structure allowing students to tailor their studies to their own interests.

Modules

Stage 1: The tale; making history; 30 credits from: Atlantis; childhood and adolescence in prose fiction; classical mythology; classical tradition; fiction, truth and politics; introduction to contemporary European and Hispanic cinemas; introduction to literature and science; post-war European cinema; science fiction; options. Stage 2/3: The text; American progressives at home and abroad: from the Spanish-American war to the Treat of Versailles; Britain and the Seven Years War 1756-1763; British politics 1629-1642: a high road to civil war?; brother sun and sister moon; St Francis and St Clare of Assissi; the Dutch golden age in the 17th-century; empire in crisis; the Soviet Union and its collapse; France in civil war 1559-1598; the Great War: British memory, history and culture; the legacy of the Second World War; retribution, reconstruction, reconciliation in Europe since 1945; the monster in medieval culture; options.

University of Kent

Students relax

Kent provides a wealth of European and international opportunities for study, work and travel, a stimulating and effective learning community that focuses on the individual and excellent research-led teaching. The main Canterbury campus is built on 300 acres of park land half-an-hour's walk from the city centre, surrounded by green open spaces, fields and woods.

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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 91%
Student score 82% MED
Able to access IT resources

79%

Staff made the subject interesting

91%

Library resources are satisfactory

66%

Feedback on work has been helpful

84%

Feedback on work has been prompt

80%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

Received sufficient advice and support

89%

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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
24% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
78% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
8% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
340 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
89% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
3% 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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £17k LOW
Graduates who are media professionals

12%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

10%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

10%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Just over 200 students graduated with this type of degree in 2012, as it's a pretty specialised subject. Graduates were very likely to get jobs in London or the home counties, so if you want a job outside these areas then be aware that they might not necessarily be easy to come by.
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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 94%
Student score 87% MED
Able to access IT resources

90%

Staff made the subject interesting

91%

Library resources are satisfactory

77%

Feedback on work has been helpful

73%

Feedback on work has been prompt

69%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Received sufficient advice and support

87%

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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
48% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
354 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
95% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
3% 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 97% MED
Average graduate salary £19k HIGH
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

10%

Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals

6%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

5%

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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