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University of Southampton

History

UCAS Code: V100

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

Typical Offer: AAB including History or a related subject* Contextual Offer: ABB including History or a related subject* EPQ Offer: ABB including History or a related subject* and Grade A in the EPQ

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:39,M:6

60 credits overall, with 45 credits at Level 3 including 39 credits at Distinction including 6 in History (or a related subject*), and 6 credits at Merit

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,M2

D3 D3 M2 from 3 Cambridge Pre-U principal subjects including History or a related subject* 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 with 17 at Higher Level including 6 in Higher Level History or a related subject* 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.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H2,H2,H2,H2,H2

H1 H2 H2 H2 H2 H2 including History or a related subject*

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

DD

Distinction, Distinction from BTEC Level 3 National Diploma and Grade A in History or a related subject* at A level

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

D

Distinction in BTEC level 3 National Extended Certificate and Grades AA from two A levels including History or a related subject*

Distinction, Distinction from BTEC level 3 National Extended Diploma and Grade A in History (or a related subject*) at A level

Offers will be based on exams being taken at the end of S6. Subjects taken and qualifications achieved in S5 will be reviewed. Careful consideration will be given to an individual’s academic achievement, taking in to account the context and circumstances of their pre-university education. Please see the University of Southampton’s Curriculum for Excellence Scotland Statement for further information: https://www.southampton.ac.uk/assets/imported/transforms/content-block/UsefulDownloads_Download/76EAE52F749841A39C1965E3F54CDD76/university-of-southampton-curriculum-for-excellence-scotland-statement-July%202016.pdf. Applicants are advised to contact the Humanities Admissions team for more information at UGapply.FH@southampton.ac.uk

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

B

Grades AA in 2 A levels including History or a related subject*, and Grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate General Studies is excluded for entry.

UCAS Tariff

136

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88%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

History

How do we make sense of the events, ideas and people of the past? History at Southampton challenges you to interpret the history of past societies critically and imaginatively.Our degree programmes encourage you to pursue your own historical interests while developing critical thinking and communication skills for post-university life. The study of history at Southampton encompasses a range of skills valued by employers. You will learn to absorb, analyse and assess a wide variety of viewpoints, and express arguments in oral and written form, thinking and working independently and in cooperation with others. Study for a degree in History and gain a valuable understanding of the defining events of the past, recognise their impact upon the present, and develop an insight into the future. Explore contested narratives and develop your own interpretations by utilising a wide range of primary evidence while cultivating a highly transferable skillset. Our diverse range of modules include the ancient history of Augustus Rome, the medieval Crusades, the early modern Tudors, the modern Space Race and the contemporary events of the War onTerror, enabling you to tailor your degree to your interests.Southampton is ranked in the top three history departments for research, meaning our students learn from world-leading researchers (REF, 2014). We offer extremely flexible degree programmes, with a rare breadth of topics not commonly taught in British universities. Our unique archival resources include the Wellington, Palmerston and Mountbatten Papers, and the Parkes Archives specialising in Jewish history.

Modules

Compulsory modules: World Histories; World Ideologies; Group Project; Dissertation. Typical modules: Apocalyptic Visions of History; Masada: History and Myth; Ancient Rome: First Metropolis; Roman Consuls, Dictators and Emperors; Ancient Greeks at War; Myth and the Ancient World; Cleopatra’s Egypt; Historical Origins of Christianity; Islam: Conquests and Caliphates; Emperor Julian and the Last Pagans of Rome; The Hundred Years War; Sin and Society 1100-1500; Medieval Love, Sex and Marriage; From Southampton to Siena; The Battle of Agincourt; The First Crusade; Pope Innocent III; The First British Empire; The Vikings; Castles; Knights and Chivalry; Tyranny to Revolution: England, 1625-49; The British Atlantic World - Philip II; Representations of Henry VIII; Childhood in Early Modern Society; Habsburg Spain; Power, Patronage and Politics in England; Heresy and Inquisition; Fashioning the Tudor Court; Witchcraft in England; America’s “War on Terror”; The First World War; The Third Reich; Sex, Death and Money: Britain in the ‘60s; Gandhi and Gandhism; Napoleon; Crime and Punishment in England 1680-1840; From the Mafia to the Ultras: 20th century Italy; The Space Age; Imperialism and Nationalism in British India; The Holocaust; Stalin and Stalinism

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:

History

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.

78%
med
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

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
68%
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

73%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
68%
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
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

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
med
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
91%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

10%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
9%
Other administrative occupations
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.

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