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University of Nottingham

History and History of Art

UCAS Code: VV31
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 5 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

67%

Subjects
  • History by period
  • History by topic
Student score
82% LOW
82% LOW
% employed or in further study
93% LOW
94% MED
Average graduate salary
£20k HIGH
£20k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

AAB usually including History

Scottish Highers
AABBB

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
34

6 points from History at Higher Level

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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

67%

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

This course is highly flexible, allowing you to tailor your studies in both History and History of Art to suit your own interests and aspirations. This degree encourages you to engage critically with a range of historical and visual art resources, and you will enjoy world-class teaching as well as access to outstanding facilities to complement your learning. These facilities include the Djanogly Art Gallery (on campus) which hosts acclaimed exhibitions and the Digital Humanities Centre with its wide range of scanners and projectors. The gallery will enhance your exploration of the wide-ranging aspects of the visual arts, such as painting, sculpture, photography, and the examination of the relationship between high arts and visual culture. Your studies in History will be enhanced by access to our museum on University Park Campus, which houses rare historical artefacts. Furthermore, you will undertake research in our Manuscripts and Special Collections Archive, examining key historical texts.

Modules

Year 1: Learning history; introduction to art history 1 and 2. Optional modules: Introduction to the medieval world 500-1500; roads to modernity (an introduction to modern history 1789-1945); Italian art in the age of Caravaggio; modernism and America; art and power (Paris 1937). Year 2: Exploring historiography. Optional modules: The 2nd World War and social change in Britain; republics of desire (gender in 20th Century France); the learned and the lewd (popular culture in late medieval England); work and play in modern art; Spanish art (the age of Velazquez); women in the Italian renaissance. Year 3: The British Civil Wars 1639-1652; Samurai revolution (reinventing Japan); the 1960s and the West; the Norman conquest (England 1016-1087). Optional modules: Late imperial culture (the fin-de-siÚcle in Central Europe 1890-1914); kings, saints and monsters in England 450-850; guns, trade and justice (the treaty port system in China, Japan and Korea); van Dyck at the Stuart court; landscape in Britain since 1800; photographing America.

University of Nottingham

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A world-leading University attracting some of the brightest minds from the UK and abroad to study on vibrant campuses here, and internationally. Surrounded by an amazing city, University of Nottingham students have an incredible time making friends and getting the best education. The University is ranked in the top 1% of all universities worldwide.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
22%
78%

Year 1

19%
81%

Year 2

18%
82%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
23%
70%
7%

Year 1

42%
55%
3%

Year 2

30%
63%
7%

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 89%
Student score 82% LOW
Able to access IT resources

89%

Staff made the subject interesting

89%

Library resources are satisfactory

84%

Feedback on work has been helpful

73%

Feedback on work has been prompt

75%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

Received sufficient advice and support

81%

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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
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
4% 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 £20k HIGH
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

9%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

6%

Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals

4%

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 89%
Student score 82% LOW
Able to access IT resources

89%

Staff made the subject interesting

89%

Library resources are satisfactory

84%

Feedback on work has been helpful

73%

Feedback on work has been prompt

75%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

Received sufficient advice and support

81%

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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
5% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
86% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
360 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
88% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
2% 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 94% MED
Average graduate salary £20k HIGH
Graduates who are media professionals

6%

Graduates who are other administrative occupations

4%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

12%

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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