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University of Northampton

History (with Foundation Study)

UCAS Code: V102

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

Entry requirements


A level

D,E,E

Access to HE Diploma

M:0,P:45

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate – Principal subjects

P3,P3,P3

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level

H4,H4,H4

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

MM

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

MPP

Scottish Higher

B,C,C

or CCCC

UCAS Tariff

64
75%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

History

During the Foundation Study Framework you will study two 40 credit modules that form the Foundation Study experience. These are:

- Subject Studies 1

Practical and Study Skills – provides an introduction to key concepts, theories and principles associated with the area of study.
Research for Practice – provides an overview of the principles of research, research methods and the learning environment of the University. It will also include an introduction to the academic languages of the subject and the learning experience of degree study.
These modules are delivered concurrently with two Level 4 modules from the History programme. Upon successful completion of these modules, you will progress to Stage One of the BA History, in which you will receive further support through:

- Subject Studies 2

Working with Ideas – focuses specifically on the generation and development of ideas, building the key IT, literacy and analytical skill sets required by the programme.
In the remainder of Stage One, you will take four further 20 credit modules from the History Award Map.
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- Join us in September 2018 and be the first to experience student life at the University’s brand-new Waterside Campus. Come along to one of our Open Days to find out more.

- Based on the evidence available, the TEF Panel judged that the University of Northampton delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.

Modules

**FOUNDATION STUDY FRAMEWORK:**

you will study two 40 credit modules that form the Foundation Study Framework. These are:

• Subject Studies 1: Practical and Study Skills – provides an introduction to key concepts, theories and principles associated with the area of study.

• Research for Practice – provides an overview of the principles of research, research methods and the learning environment of the University. It will also include an introduction to the academic languages of the subject and the learning experience of degree study.

These modules are delivered concurrently with two Level 4 modules from the History programme. Upon successful completion of these modules, you will progress to Stage One of the BA History, in which you will receive further support through:

• Subject Studies: Working with Ideas – focuses specifically on the generation and development of ideas, building the key IT, literacy and analytical skill sets required by the programme.

In the remainder of Stage One, you will take four further 20 credit modules from the BA History.

**STAGE 2:**

• First World War (designated)

• Empires Through History (designated)

• Power and Protest: British Society in the Long Eighteenth Century (designated)

• Crime, Policing and Punishment in England 1700-1900 (designated)

• Comrades and Revolutions! A Global History of the Communist Movement (designated)

• Research Skills in History (compulsory)

• Religion and Society in Early Modern England (designated)

**STAGE 3:**

• History Dissertation (compulsory)

• Women and Gender in Early Modern England (designated)

• Citizenship and Gender in Britain 1760-1918 (designated)

• Witchcraft and Heresy in Early Modern Europe (designated)

• Movements and Regimes: A Century of Fascism (designated)

• Crime and Popular Culture in the Late Nineteenth Century City (designated)

• The English Country House, c.1660-1830 (designated)

• Algeria: French Rule and the War for Independence (designated)

• Death and Bereavement in Britain, c.1500-1914 (designated)

Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

Assessment methods

The course is assessed in a number of ways:

• Essays

• Exams

• Individual presentations

• Group projects

• Poster presentations

• Audio and visual podcasts

• Role play

The Uni


Course location:

University of Northampton

Department:

Division 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.

89%
high
History

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

100%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
95%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
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

85%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
74%
Course specific equipment and facilities
99%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
53%
Male students
47%
Female students
67%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate
235

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.

95%
med
Employed or in further education
93%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

8%
Administrative occupations: records
8%
Administrative occupations: finance
8%
Other administrative occupations
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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