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University of Roehampton

History

UCAS Code: V100

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

UCAS Tariff

112
95%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

History

Study 3,000 years of history, from ancient Greece to Britain in the 20th century. You will cover a full range of historical periods and societies and develop an excellent understanding of the contemporary world.

Right from the beginning of this BA History degree, you will learn to question and decipher narratives about historical events, and will assess why history is constantly being rewritten. The freedom to explore a full variety of human societies and environments is complemented in this course by the flexibility to pursue your own academic interests. By the time you graduate, you will have honed your critical and analytic skills on a wide range of topics and will become a well-rounded graduate, with an exceptional understanding of how the world has evolved.

The BA History degree at Roehampton introduces you to the full range of human activity, from the classical period to the study of medicine and revolution in the twentieth century via the study of medieval societies. Social, economic, political, cultural and women’s history comprise the five main areas of specialisation, but instead of placing these themes in exclusive categories of medieval, modern and contemporary history, we have designed modules which either cut across traditional chronologies or give considerable emphasis to a multi-disciplinary approach. You are as likely to be studying a Roman vase or imaginative literature as a telegram or oral evidence in order to bring meaning to the past and to understand its relationship with the present. You’ll also have the opportunity to study how history engages and interacts with disciplines such as politics, philosophy, economics, sociology, archaeology and anthropology.

Our flexible modular system allows you to shape your studies around what interests you the most, and our research-led teaching means you will be supported by academics whose expertise is as varied as it is interesting - they will bring history to life by inspiring stimulating and exciting debates.

The course balances vital academic studies of history today with personalised preparation for the 21st-century workplace - 96% of students are in work or further study within six months of graduating (DLHE 2016 result). You will leave knowing how to identify, select, organise and interpret information, write analytically and conduct research-based activity.

Our campus is set in a landscape rich in history, and its advantageous location allows you to engage with London’s cultural and historical heritage. Learning is also taken outside the classroom, with field trips to places such as the British Museum integrated into your course. Plus, our work placement module could see you take part in an archaeological dig or volunteering in a museum.

Modules

At Roehampton you will develop your own identity as a historian. You will have the opportunity to explore a wide range of exciting periods, places and themes. You will also get to develop a research project under the supervision of our excellent staff.

In your second year, you will develop your understanding of different social, cultural and technological approaches to history through the theme of war and conflict. You’ll expand your research and critical skills so that you can apply them across diverse concepts to particular places and periods; which might include the bitter divisions in Restoration society (Sex, Lies and Cheap Print: Politics, Culture and Society in England, 1660-1714) or gender, sexuality and race across Europe at the height of imperialism (The Politics of Sex and the Body in Europe, 1880-1914). We also currently offer a study trip to Rome and a work placement module, which could see you undertaking historical research, museum work or documentary-making.

In your third year, you will be able to pick from a variety of modules that have been specifically designed to give you in-depth exposure to the research specialisms of the History team, including gender, sexuality and feminism, The First World War and the history of magic. You will study original documents and prepare a dissertation or a special long essay involving independent research under the close guidance of a supervisor with expertise in the area that interests you.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,875
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Roehampton

Department:

Humanities

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.

87%
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

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
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

98%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
86%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
46%
Male students
54%
Female students
91%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
B

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.

£20,800
high
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
86%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

37%
Teaching and educational professionals
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Public services and other associate professionals
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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