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University of Salford

Contemporary Military and International History

UCAS Code: VV13

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

Entry requirements


96 - 112 UCAS tariff points to be obtained from a minimum of 2 A-Levels or equivalent General Studies accepted History and / or Politics desirable but not essential

AS Levels are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels and BTECs to achieve 96 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points

QAA Approved - Pass with 96 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points

96 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points History / Politics desirable but not essential

Extended Project Qualifications are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 96 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade C/4 or above in GCSE English required. Grade C/4 or above in Maths preferred but not essential.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

29

Politics / History desirable but not essential

96 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points History / Politics desirable but not essential

96 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points in combination with other Level 3 qualifications History / Politics desirable but not essential

BTEC Level 3 National Certificates are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 96 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points

BTEC Level 3 National Diplomas are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 96 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificates are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 96 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points

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

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96-112 UCAS Tariff Points

BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diplomas are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 96 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points

96 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points

96 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points

UCAS Tariff

96-112

To be obtained from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent

Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificates are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 96 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points

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Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

International history

Military history

The Contemporary Military and International History course at Salford is an exciting and unique degree that examines war and statecraft from the 19th century to the present, including intelligence, terrorism and counter-insurgency. The degree offers a choice of modules on naval, air and land warfare.

The research, communication and writing skills which you will acquire during the degree will assist you in a number of possible future avenues, such as in the police, armed forces, the private security sector, teaching, further study (including research), and many others.

The course helps you to expand your knowledge and understanding of many of the major trends relating to war and diplomacy over the last 200 years. There are a range of supplementary activities such as visiting speakers from Britain and abroad providing specialist guest lectures and a military history field trip during the first year to enhance your studies.

You also have the opportunity to spend some or all of your second year studying abroad, with additional placement opportunities in the third year to boost your CV. The course offers the chance to be taught and supervised by staff who have links to many academic and professional organisations, such as: The Royal Navy, The British Army and The Royal Air Force.

Modules

YEAR 1: Modules at year 1 provide you with an introduction to the study of military and international history at university level. They enable you to analyse the work of historians and political scientists in a variety of genres and to use a range of sources in order to do so appropriate to undergraduate study. You will also be introduced to the necessary study skills which you will build upon during your undergraduate course.

YEAR 2: Modules at year 2 provide you with knowledge of central themes in military and international history. The modules focus on a variety of subject areas which will expand your knowledge of key areas; it will also assist you in understanding how contemporary theoretical and historical debates affect the ways in which historians and political scientists engage with their subjects. In particular, you will receive training for the dissertation which you must write in semester 1 of year 3. You will use the study skills acquired at year 1, and will develop these through your classes, your individual research and your assessments.

YEAR 3: Modules in year 3 provide you with knowledge of specific case studies of more specialised areas. The modules encourage you to develop independence of mind in critically assessing primary and secondary sources, and expect a high level of analytic skills in discussing texts and contexts. You will further develop your study and presentational skills, researching topics independently and presenting work professionally. A key aspect of study at this level is the dissertation. This double-weighted module gives you the opportunity to study with the assistance of a supervisor, one subject of your choice in considerable depth.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

School of Arts and Media

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.

94%
high
International history
94%
high
Military 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

100%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
95%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
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

92%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
100%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
81%
Male students
19%
Female students
70%
2:1 or above
19%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


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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.

97%
med
Employed or in further education
99%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

13%
Protective service occupations
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Other elementary services occupations
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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

International history

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£21k

£21k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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