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University of Kent

History and Archaeological Studies

UCAS Code: VV14
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 6 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

86%

Subjects
  • History by period
  • Archaeology
Student score
87% MED
89% MED
% employed or in further study
97% MED
91% LOW
Average graduate salary
£19k HIGH
£19k 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 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

86%

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

Much of European civilisation grew out of the classical world, so it is not surprising that its study is still highly relevant today. Similarly, any study of History engages a natural human curiosity about the past. In combining the complementary disciplines of History and Archaeology, students can develop a wide-ranging and cross-disciplinary approach to the past. You will learn how artefacts and primary sources inform our understanding people and cultures; how those people and cultures have shaped the world around us; how history has been perceived by those who look back upon it; and how those perceptions change over time. Both subjects follow a modular structure allowing students to tailor their studies to their own interests.

Modules

Stage 1: 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 2/3: History dissertation; special subject in 1 of: 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; at least 90 credits each from the list of history modules and the list of classical and archaeological studies modules.

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 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 95%
Student score 89% MED
Able to access IT resources

93%

Staff made the subject interesting

95%

Library resources are satisfactory

86%

Feedback on work has been helpful

66%

Feedback on work has been prompt

68%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

Received sufficient advice and support

91%

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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
19% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
57% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
14% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
322 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
87% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
1% 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 91% LOW
Average graduate salary £19k MED
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

6%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

6%

Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals

5%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
There don't tend to be many archaeology undergraduates out there (just over 800 graduated in 2012) but it's quite a popular subject at postgraduate level. In fact, over a quarter of archaeology graduates take some kind of further study when they graduate. When you look at the stats, be aware that junior jobs in archaeology are not always well paid at the start of your career, and that temporary contracts or even unpaid work are not uncommon. The archaeology graduates of 2012 found jobs in management and heritage and environment work, as well as more conventional graduate jobs in business and the finance industry.
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