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University of Nottingham

History and Politics

UCAS Code: VL12
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 5 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

93%

Subjects
  • Politics
  • History by period
Student score
80% LOW
82% LOW
% employed or in further study
98% HIGH
93% LOW
Average graduate salary
£20k MED
£20k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

AAA

Scottish Highers
AAABB

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
36

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

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

This exciting degree combines modules in history and politics, allowing you to explore a range of ideas and events spanning centuries and continents. As the course progresses, you will build upon a solid theoretical foundation with a diverse range of optional modules. These allow you to specialise in areas such as social and global justice, terrorism and security, and ethnic conflicts. Your studies throughout the degree will be guided by expert teaching staff, who work at the forefront of academic thought and debate, enabling you to engage with cutting-edge theories and the very latest research in your lectures and seminars.

Modules

Year 1: Learning history; power and the state; understanding global politics; foundations for politics; political ideas in conflict. Optional modules: From reformation to revolution (an introduction to early modern history); roads to modernity (an introduction to modern history, 1789-1945); introduction to European politics; political ideas in revolution. Year 2: Exploring historiography; approaches to political studies or designing political research. Optional modules: International history of the Middle East; British foreign policy and the origins of the world wars; Germany in the age of mass politics; global security; democracy and its critics; politics and society in Europe. Year 3: The British Civil Wars 1639-1652; Samurai revolution (reinventing Japan); the 1960s and the West; Suez and the end of empire. Optional modules: British public policy; intellectuals and US foreign policy 1900-2000; intervention in Africa; transforming welfare states.

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
24%
76%

Year 1

21%
79%

Year 2

15%
85%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
45%
48%
7%

Year 1

33%
60%
7%

Year 2

33%
65%
2%

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 84%
Student score 80% LOW
Able to access IT resources

91%

Staff made the subject interesting

87%

Library resources are satisfactory

87%

Feedback on work has been helpful

57%

Feedback on work has been prompt

75%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

74%

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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
16% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
46% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
410 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
90% 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 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £20k MED
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

9%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

9%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

12%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Most politics or international relations graduates don't actually go into politics - although many do, as activists, fundraisers and researchers. Other popular industries include marketing and PR, management consultancy, youth and community work, the finance industry and academic research (you usually need a postgraduate degree to get into research). Politics is a very popular postgraduate subject, and so about one in six politics graduates go on to take another course to get a Masters after they finish their degrees.
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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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