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University of Northampton

History and Education Studies

UCAS Code: V1X3
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 5 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

104

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • History by period
  • Academic studies in education
Student score
82% LOW
83% MED
% employed or in further study
97% MED
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£17.5k MED
£16.5k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Any Subject at grade B and Any Subject at grade C and Any Subject at grade C.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Any Subject at grade B and Any Subject at grade B and Any Subject at grade B and Any Subject at grade B.

BTEC Diploma
MMD

BTEC Certificate
DD

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
DD

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMD

International Baccalaureate
25

UCAS tariff points
104

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104 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

100%

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

Education Studies and History provides students with a learning experience that is both challenging and highly rewarding. The programme develops your ability to understand and analyse the past, to organise information, to achieve independence of thought and analyse how children and adults learn in educational settings today. You will have the opportunity to develop employability skills and knowledge through volunteering, events, field trips to historical sites, workshops and work placements with local partners in history and heritage. Students will also engage with research placements, organising talks and social events. You can benefit from a high level of flexibility in your degree pathway. Module choices do not need to be made until the second year and you may choose whether to major in Education or in History or to keep an even split of subjects. You will be taught by an enthusiastic and experienced team who have substantial research, writing and teaching experience, in schools, colleges and higher education. Joint Honours in Education Studies and History can set you on a range of career paths including, work within the heritage sector, museum work, law and business, teaching and research, social work or progression to postgraduate study.?

Modules

Education Studies Modules include: Comparative and international education; debates in education; research methods; psychology of teaching and learning; recent and contemporary issues in education; equality issues in education; the European dimension in education. History The 1st world war; kings and confessions in Europe 1500-1700; introduction to women's history; crime, policing and punishment 1700-1900; witchcraft and heresy in early modern Europe; secret state: British intelligence 1558-1994; history of radical religious politics in the Islamic world; the holocaust: sources and contexts; commerce and consumption in Europe 1700-1950.

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How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
31%
69%

Year 1

26%
74%

Year 2

17%
83%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

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

Year 1

16%
77%
7%

Year 2

20%
80%

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 91%
Student score 82% LOW
Able to access IT resources

85%

Staff made the subject interesting

86%

Library resources are satisfactory

76%

Feedback on work has been helpful

77%

Feedback on work has been prompt

76%

Staff are good at explaining things

89%

Received sufficient advice and support

85%

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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
1% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
46% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
235 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
67% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
13% 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 £17.5k MED
Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

7%

Graduates who are administrative occupations: records

7%

Graduates who are administrative occupations: finance

6%

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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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 92%
Student score 83% MED
Able to access IT resources

89%

Staff made the subject interesting

81%

Library resources are satisfactory

92%

Feedback on work has been helpful

79%

Feedback on work has been prompt

83%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

Received sufficient advice and support

86%

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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
1% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
87% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
41% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
281 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
64% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
9% 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 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £16.5k MED
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

8%

Graduates who are caring personal services

7%

Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

40%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
When you look at employment stats, bear in mind that a lot of students are already working in education when they take this type of course and are studying to help their career development. This means they already have jobs when they start their course, and a lot of graduates continue to study, whilst working, when they complete their courses. If your course is focused on early years education, a lot of these graduates go into nursery work or classroom or education assistant jobs; these jobs are not classed as 'graduate level' in the stats, but many graduates who enter these roles say that a degree was necessary.
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