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University of Southampton

English and History with Year Abroad

UCAS Code: QV32

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

Typical Offer: AAB including Grades AB in English Literature or a related subject* and History or a related subject** Contextual Offer: ABB including Grades AB in English Literature or a related subject* and History or a related subject** EPQ Offer: ABB including Grades AB in English Literature or a related subject* and History or a related subject**, and grade A in the EPQ. * An English Literature related subject includes History, English Language and Literature, English Language, or Drama and Theatre Studies. ** A History related subject includes English, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Classical Civilisation or other humanities based essay writing subjects. General Studies is excluded for entry.

The University of Southampton recognises the educational value of taking AS Levels alongside three A-levels and the breadth of studying additional subjects, however all of our programmes express their entry criteria in terms of three subjects offered at A Level with selection decisions being informed, in part, by actual or predicted grades in those subjects (excluding General Studies).

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

60 credits overall with 45 credits at Level 3, of which at least 30 credits must be in Distinction, including 3 in English Literature or related subject* and 3 in History or related subject**; in addition at least 15 credits must be at minimum of Merit. * An English Literature related subject includes History, English Language and Literature, English Language, or Drama and Theatre Studies. ** A History related subject includes English, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Classical Civilisation or other humanities based essay writing subjects.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,M2

D3, D3, M2 to include English Literature or related subject* and History or related subject** * An English Literature related subject includes History, English Language and Literature, English Language, or Drama and Theatre Studies. ** A History related subject includes English, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Classical Civilisation or other humanities based essay writing subjects. Cambridge Pre-U's can be used in combination with other qualifications such as A Levels to achieve the equivalent of the typical offer, where D3 can be used in lieu of A Level grade A or grade M2 can be used in lieu of A Level grade B.

Extended Project

A

The University of Southampton values the Extended Project Qualification. Applicants taking the EPQ in addition to three A levels, will also be made an alternative offer one grade below the standard offer, conditional on an A grade in the EPQ. For more information on the University of Southampton’s EPQ Admissions Policy, please see our webpage: www.southampton.ac.uk/learnwithustransition/epq-support/admissions-policy.page

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

34 points, 17 at Higher Level including 6 in Higher Level English Literature or related subject* and 6 in Higher Level History or related subject**. * An English Literature related subject includes History, English Language and Literature, English Language, or Drama and Theatre Studies. ** A History related subject includes English, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Classical Civilisation or other humanities based essay writing subjects. International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP): The University of Southampton accepts the IBCP for entry to their degree programmes, recognising the value of combining academic skills with practical skills, providing a solid preparation for university level work. Offers will be made on the individual components of the IBCP. Applicants not taking the full IBCP but presenting with a combination of a Level 3 vocational qualification and IB Certificates may still be considered. Applicants are advised to contact the Faculty of Humanities Admissions Team at UGapply.FH@southampton.ac.uk for more information.

Grades AA from 2 A levels including grades AA in English Literature or related subject* and History or a related subject**, and Grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate * An English Literature related subject includes History, English Language and Literature, English Language, or Drama and Theatre Studies. ** A History related subject includes English, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Classical Civilisation or other humanities based essay writing subjects. General Studies is excluded for entry.

UCAS Tariff

136

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80%
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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Subjects

Modern history

English studies

English and History at Southampton offers you the opportunity to think about literature and history in absorbing and productive ways. A BA English and History (with Year Abroad) degree provides the opportunity to study abroad as part of our Erasmus exchange programme or our Year abroad programme. Study important periods in history, get introduced to a number of fictional proses and analyse a variety of narrative techniques. Careers in teaching, archiving, curating, the media, law and publishing are possible for graduates of this degree course.English at Southampton achieved 93 per cent student satisfaction for teaching of their course (NSS, 2016). With 96 per cent of our research is rated as being of internationally recognised quality (REF, 2014). We offer a wide range of options, including ground-breaking work in international writing, creative writing and film studies, and the chance to study one or more languages as part of your course.

Modules

Contemporary Literature; The Act of the Essay; Drama and Theatre Studies; Literature and Visual Culture; The Enlightenment Body; Tales of Travel; Poetry; Medieval and Renaissance Literature; Finance and Literature; Creative Writing; The Nineteenth-century novel; Literature of the English Revolution
The Third Reich; America’s ‘War on Terror’; The Space Age; The Holocaust; Stalin and Stalinism; City of Rome; Cleopatra’s Egypt; Tudor Rebellions; Nelson Mandela; Revolutionary America; The Rise of Islam; Slavery and Freedom; The First World War.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£16,536
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site - Highfield Campus

Department:

English

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.

86%
med
Modern history
82%
med
English studies

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

94%
Staff make the subject interesting
99%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
75%
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

88%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
50%
Male students
50%
Female students
98%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

English studies (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

97%
Staff make the subject interesting
98%
Staff are good at explaining things
93%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
78%
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

85%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
81%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
24%
Male students
76%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
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.

£20,000
high
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
91%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
10%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
8%
Teaching and educational 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.

English studies (non-specific)

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.

£20,000
high
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
91%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

19%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
11%
Teaching and educational professionals
11%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

English is one of the most popular degree subjects and in 2015, more than 11,000 students graduated with English degrees - although this does represent a fall from recent years. As good communication is so important to modern business, you can find English graduates in all parts of the economy, although obviously, you can't expect to get a job in science or engineering (computing is a different matter - it's not common but good language skills can be useful in the computing industry). There's little difference in outcomes between English language and English literature degrees, so don't worry and choose the one that suits you best. More English grads took another postgraduate course when they finished their degree than grads from any other subject - this is an important option. Teacher training was a common choice of second degree, as was further study of English, and journalism courses. But many English graduates changed course and trained in law, marketing or other languages -or even subjects further afield such as computing, psychology and even nursing. This is a very flexible degree which gives you a lot of options

What about your long term prospects?

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

Modern 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.

£19k

£19k

£24k

£24k

£27k

£27k

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.

English studies

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

£22k

£22k

£25k

£25k

£29k

£29k

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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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

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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