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University of Kent

Drama and History

UCAS Code: VW14
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 6 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

75%

Subjects
  • History by period
  • Drama
Student score
87% MED
83% MED
% employed or in further study
97% MED
98% MED
Average graduate salary
£19k HIGH
£16.6k MED
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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 including B in History; or Classics - Ancient History; or Classics - Classical Civilisation

Scottish Highers
AAABB

Scottish Advanced Highers
ABB

BTEC Diploma
MDD

GCSE B in history also required

BTEC Certificate
DD

One additional A level equivalent qualification required. GCSE B in history also required.

BTEC Award
D

Two additional A level equivalent qualifications required. GCSE B in history also required.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
DD

One additional A level equivalent qualification required. GCSE B in history also required

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
D

Two additional A level equivalent qualifications required. GCSE B in history also required

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDD

GCSE B in history also required

International Baccalaureate
34

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

75%

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

Building upon their excellent research reputations, the School of History and the School of Arts both ensure that students are learning the very latest from academics working at the cutting edge of their fields. Drama provides a distinctive balance of practical and theoretical elements allowing you to develop the skills and vision needed for employment in the creative industries and beyond. Similarly, the flexible and wide-ranging History programmes provide a diverse range of perspectives on the stage of world history, developing valuable skills in critical analysis, reconciliation of differing opinion and representation of complex arguments in a clear and cohesive manner. Both subjects follow a modular structure allowing students to tailor their studies to their own interests.

Modules

Stage 1: Explorations in theatre practice; modern theatre: a theoretical landscape; making history; options including: Bede and the Northumbrian Renaissance; cinema and society 1914-60; medieval monasticism; revolutionary and Napoleonic France; the rise of the United States; war in history 1700-2001. Stage 2: History dissertation; special subject in 1 of the following: the Dutch golden age; English politics 1629-1642: a highroad to civil war?; the Great war (1914-1918); independent documentary study; life in the Third Reich; popular uprisings and the making of civil war; racial eugenics, ethics and politics 1880-2000; the 7 years war (1756-63); the Soviet Union and its collapse 1956-91; the world of illuminated manuscripts; options: acting from Stanislavsky to the present; American drama; anthropology and performance; British drama and theatre 1860-1940; celebratory performance; European naturalist theatre and its legacy; history of performance art; intercultural performance; performance and theatre mid 17th to mid 19th century; performance the workshop; popular performance; Shakespeareâ??s theatre; storytelling. Stage 3: Options: contemporary British theatre; dance and discourse; drama and society in the age of Shakespeare; farce; feminism and performance; new directions; performance the seminar; performing lives; physical theatre; places of performance; playwriting; restoration histories; scenography: practice and theory; stand-up comedians; virtual spaces, virtual performance.

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.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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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 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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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 90%
Student score 83% MED
Able to access IT resources

84%

Staff made the subject interesting

89%

Library resources are satisfactory

75%

Feedback on work has been helpful

76%

Feedback on work has been prompt

76%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

83%

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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
15% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
71% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
360 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
90% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% 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 98% MED
Average graduate salary £16.6k MED
Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

7%

Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

17%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

14%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Drama is a very popular degree subject – in 2012, over 5,800 degrees were awarded to UK graduates. With so many graduates around, jobs in acting are very sought-after and often gained through personal contacts, so be prepared to practise your people skills. But there are lots of roles in the arts for drama graduates, in direction, production, design, journalism and PR. The skills taught by drama courses can be useful elsewhere – a lot of the economy can use people who can perform and present in front of others, and so drama graduates can be found in teaching, management, advertising, project and events organisation and community work. Be aware that freelancing and self-employment is common, as are what is termed 'portfolio careers' – having several part-time jobs or commissions at once – over one in ten drama graduates last year had more than one job on the go at once after six months.
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