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University of Nottingham

Ancient History and History

UCAS Code: V117
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • History by period
Student score
85% MED
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£19k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Including A in History. General Studies and Critical Thinking not accepted.

Scottish Highers

Including History with grade A. This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Advanced Higher grades AA including History.

Scottish Advanced Highers

Including History with grade A and Scottish Highers AABBB including History with grade A.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate

with a minimum of 6 points in History at Higher level.

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


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


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

This joint honours course enables you to take a long chronological view of the development of various societies. You will look at the ancient, medieval and modern worlds, learn to think critically about them and discover the challenges and rewards of studying different historical periods.


Students undertake 120 credits in each year. During year one, in Ancient History you will take two core modules on Greece and Rome and one other 20 credit module, and in History you will take our innovative core module, Learning History as well as two core survey modules. In year two you will take the History core module, The Contemporary World Since 1945, plus two more 20 credit modules. In Ancient History you will take an Extended Source Study designed to help you in your 3rd year dissertation, in addition to two other 20 credit modules, including an option to continue studying an ancient language. In year three you can either specialise in either Ancient History or History, or divide your time equally between the two departments. You can choose to take your dissertation in either department.

University of Nottingham

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How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 93%
Student score 85% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
2% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
49% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
407 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
95% 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 96% MED
Average graduate salary £19k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals


Graduates who are other elementary services occupations


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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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