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University of Leeds

Geography and History

UCAS Code: VL17

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

including A in History and preferably including A in Geography

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

Pass diploma with 60 credits overall, including at least 45 credits at level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. Grade 6/B in Mathematics at GCSE is required. An interview and a piece of written work may also be required. This course has additional subject specific requirements. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.

Please contact the Admissions Office

Where an applicant is taking the EPQ in a relevant subject this might be considered alongside other Level 3 qualifications and may attract an alternative offer in addition to the standard offer. If you are taking A Levels, this would be ABB at A Level including A in History , preferably including Geography, and grade A in the EPQ.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

35 points overall with 16 at Higher Level including 6 in History at Higher Level and 5 in Mathematics at Standard Level. Preferably including Geography at Higher Level

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H2,H2,H3,H3

including H2 in History and preferably including Geography

We will consider this qualification in combination with other qualifications. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.

We will consider this qualification in combination with other qualifications. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.

Scottish Highers accepted in combination with Advanced Highers. Contact the Admissions Office for more information.

UCAS Tariff

136

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

83%
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

4 years | Full-time with time abroad | 2019

4 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subjects

History

Human geography

This varied degree will give you the chance to study the ways in which humans interact with different environments, while gaining an understanding of how human activity has changed over time.Core modules will introduce you to themes in modern human geography exploring how people interact with the world around them, how globalization is shaping the world, and the impact this is having on urban development and population growth. Youll also build your understanding of historiography and acquire other valuable historical research skills.Because our research interests are so diverse at Leeds, we also offer an impressive range of optional modules in both subjects. For example, you could study political geography or sustainable development alongside the fall of the Roman Empire, colonial Africa and the Harlem Renaissance. You could even choose modules including international fieldwork. Its a fascinating opportunity to gain new insights into the many facets of human behaviour.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Leeds

Department:

School of History

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
81%
med
Human geography

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

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
74%
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

88%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
79%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
35%
Male students
65%
Female students
97%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

Human geography

Teaching and learning

94%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
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

89%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
36%
Male students
64%
Female students
99%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

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.

£20,000
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Average annual salary
95%
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Employed or in further education
87%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

14%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
10%
Public services and other associate professionals
10%
Teaching and educational professionals
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.

Human geography

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.

£22,100
med
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
91%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

24%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
15%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
11%
Business, research and administrative professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

Human geography

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

£21k

£21k

£26k

£26k

£29k

£29k

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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