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The University of Manchester

Modern History with Economics

UCAS Code: V136
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

93%

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

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

Grades ABB to include History, plus either Economics or Maths (the Grade A must be in one of these three subjects). General Studies is welcomed, but not included as part of the standard offer. History at grade B.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Grades AABBB: accepted only in conjunction with 3 Advanced Highers at Grades shown.

Scottish Advanced Highers
ABB

Grades ABB to include History, plus either Economics or Maths (the Grade A must be in one of these three subjects). History.

BTEC Diploma
MDD

International Baccalaureate
32

32 points overall (core points accepted), including grades 6,5,5 in three Higher level subjects, which must include History, plus either Economics or Maths (the Grade 6 must be in one of these three subjects).

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

93%

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

Course content for year 1: Students are introduced to the main issues in modern history and economic history through courses exploring the history of globalisation and Britain's economic development. Students will also undertake core courses introducing them to the basic principles of modern economic theory. Course content for year 2: In the 2nd year of their degree programme, students will acquire a deeper understanding of specific areas of historical studies and their methodologies, as well as having the opportunity to explore techniques and debates connected with modern economic theory and/or political economy. Course content for year 3: Students in the final year of their degree programme will have the opportunity to undertake specialist courses in economics, modern history and/or economic history, as well as undertaking an independent research project.

The University of Manchester

Campus building

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
22%
78%

Year 1

23%
77%

Year 2

19%
79%
2%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
25%
75%

Year 1

46%
54%

Year 2

38%
62%

Year 3

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 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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