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University of Manchester

History

UCAS Code: V100

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

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

History

This programme offers enormous choice as well as the highest quality. You choose courses from a wide range, including Ancient, Medieval, Modern and Economic and Social History, as well as in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine. You can either specialise in particular areas or follow a range of interests. The final year offers a choice of specialised study of topics including British, European, American, African and Asian history at different periods, and a 12000-word thesis.

'History at Manchester provided me with constant support. Alongside the huge range of topics to study and the extra-curricular activities the department offers, history at Manchester offers a real sense of community between undergraduates, postgraduates, and lecturers, and has provided me with constant support and guidance through my studies and life in Manchester.' Zoe Strzelecki, History alumna and former editor of 'Manchester Historian', the newspaper established and run by Manchester's History students.

Flexible Honours may allow you to study an additional arts, languages or cultures subject.

**Aims**

- The University of Manchester is home to one of the largest concentrations of historians in Britain. Our History Honours programme enables students to explore human communities and their histories over a greater time span and from a greater variety of perspectives than in most other universities.

- You can study many different types of history, including women's history and gender history, cultural history, the history of war, political, social and economic history, the history of religion, of science, of ideas, along with many other approaches. In Years 1 and 2, you can also take course units in other disciplines, including languages, the humanities and the social sciences. There are also opportunities for you to spend part of your degree studying abroad.

- In your final year, you may specialise in the periods and subjects that you have found most interesting. The culmination of your degree is writing your own personal work of history in your final-year thesis.

- Students interact daily in lectures, seminars and one-to-one meetings with Faculty who are both dedicated teachers and world-leading experts in their fields. The Programme aims to develop a range of essential and transferable skills. By writing essays, projects and dissertations, students develop their ability to write, present and discuss complex ideas and arguments. By engaging with an exciting and demanding course students also develop habits of self-management, independence and collaborative work.

**Special Features**

Students may apply to spend one semester studying abroad during the second year of their degree. Exchange partners are offered through the Erasmus Exchange scheme (in Europe) and the Worldwide Exchange scheme (e.g. USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore).

Extra funding

The University is committed to supporting students from low-income households through our financial support packages detailed below. Full-time UK students do not need to apply for Manchester’s bursaries separately but should ensure that they consent to share their financial details with the University when making an application to Student Finance England. http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/student-finance/2019/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Manchester

Department:

School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

TEF rating:

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How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
44%
Male students
56%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
A

After graduation


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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.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
79%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

14%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
11%
Public services and other associate professionals
8%
Business, finance and related associate 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.

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