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BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
Ucas points guide

136

% applicants receiving offers

90%

Subjects
  • Spanish studies
  • History by period
Student score
82% MED
83% MED
% employed or in further study
97% MED
93% LOW
Average graduate salary
£18.1k MED
£17.6k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAB

AAB including History (A) plus English Language at A2 or GCSE in a Modern Foreign Language (grade B) History at grade A and

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
AAB

AAB including History (A) plus English Language at A2 or GCSE in a Modern Foreign Language (grade B) Where a specified subject is not available at Advanced Higher level, an A-Level or equivalent is required. History at grade A and

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

Level 3 National Extended Diploma: BTEC Extended Diploma in a humanities or related subject, with a minimum of 100 credits awarded at Distinction, 70 at Merit and the remaining 10 credits at Pass or above. Level 3 National Diploma: Level 3 Diploma in a humanities or related subject, with a minimum of 60 credits at Distinction, 50 at Merit and 10 at Pass, alongside a relevant A-level at grade A.

International Baccalaureate
32

32 points overall (core points accepted), to include History grade 6 at higher level and 5,5 in two further subjects including English Language or GCSE in a Modern Foreign Language (grade B)

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 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

90%

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

Modules

History Year 1: Core modules; history in practice; long essay (linked to history in practice); plus 3 from: constructing archaic Greek history; introduction to Roman history, society and culture (200BC-AD14); the making of Europe (400-1500); communities and states in early modern Europe; cities and citizens (foundations of modern British history); modern China (Opium War to the post-Mao era; state, nation and nationalism (1750-1920); origins of British industrialisation (British economic and social history 1660-1850); globalisation in historical perspective; plus a free choice option. Year 2: Core module: long essay; plus 4 from: politics and society in classical Greece (450-322 BC): the Roman empire (31 BC-AD 235 Rome's golden age); from crisis to crusade: Vikings, Normans and knights; war and society in early modern Europe; European intellectual history (Rousseau to Freud); the cultural history of war since 1850; politics, society and culture in Britain (1885-1980); late imperial China; cultures of Empire; identity and selfhood (gender, race and class in modern Britain); state, economy and society in 20th century Europe; plus a free choice option. Year 3: Core module; thesis (double weighted); plus 4 options which may include: slavery in the ancient Greek world; Pagans, priests and power (the English conversion to AD 670); the transformation of Europe (870-1100); an extreme of madness (the friars and European society after 1200); Machiavelli and Renaissance Italy; church, society and religion in 17th century France; the first hundred years of Spanish America.

The University of Manchester

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As the biggest single-site University in the country, in one of the most vibrant cities in Europe, the University of Manchester gives students an unrivalled and unique learning experience. You'll enjoy studying at a world-class institution and being at the centre of a dynamic student population. The Students' Union has more than 300 student-run societies, from Aikido to Zoology.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
23%
77%

Year 1

25%
75%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

18%
81%
1%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
39%
59%
2%

Year 1

50%
47%
3%

Year 2

Year 3

29%
71%

Year 4

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 87%
Student score 82% MED
Able to access IT resources

91%

Staff made the subject interesting

89%

Library resources are satisfactory

92%

Feedback on work has been helpful

76%

Feedback on work has been prompt

80%

Staff are good at explaining things

98%

Received sufficient advice and support

76%

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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
6% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
64% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
399 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
90% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% 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 £18.1k MED
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

6%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

13%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

12%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
It's often said there's a shortage of modern language graduates, and graduates from Spanish courses have a lot of options available to them when they complete their courses. In 2012, just over 1,100 UK graduates got degrees in Spanish, and about one in five got jobs overseas – often as English teachers. If you want to put your degree to work in the UK, teacher training is a common option, and businesses see Spanish-speaking countries as important markets, leading to graduate opportunities in translation, finance, human resources and project management. But remember – whilst employers say they rate graduates who have more than one language, you need to have them as part of a whole package of good skills.
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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

93%

Staff made the subject interesting

92%

Library resources are satisfactory

88%

Feedback on work has been helpful

70%

Feedback on work has been prompt

75%

Staff are good at explaining things

96%

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
4% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
45% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
419 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
89% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% 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 93% LOW
Average graduate salary £17.6k MED
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

8%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

7%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

11%

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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