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University of Stirling

History and Philosophy

UCAS Code: VV15
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 6 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

25%

Subjects
  • History by period
  • Philosophy
Student score
80% LOW
88% HIGH
% employed or in further study
99% HIGH
90% LOW
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB

Scottish Highers
ABBB-AABB

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
32

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 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

25%

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

£1,820

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

Modules

University of Stirling

Mark Ferguson

Stirling University offers one of the most picturesque campuses in the UK. The campus is home to a large number of students and has a real sense of community spirit. It has a high standard of teaching and offers a safe all-round learning experience for its students. Moreover we are Scotland's University for sporting excellence, and boast some of the finest facilities.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
32%
68%

Year 1

18%
82%

Year 2

20%
80%

Year 3

55%
45%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
22%
78%

Year 1

17%
83%

Year 2

35%
65%

Year 3

100%

Year 4

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 78%
Student score 80% LOW
Able to access IT resources

72%

Staff made the subject interesting

85%

Library resources are satisfactory

72%

Feedback on work has been helpful

69%

Feedback on work has been prompt

67%

Staff are good at explaining things

88%

Received sufficient advice and support

67%

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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
3% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
49% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
391 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
64% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% 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 99% HIGH
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

8%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

7%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

11%

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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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 92%
Student score 88% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

85%

Staff made the subject interesting

94%

Library resources are satisfactory

91%

Feedback on work has been helpful

81%

Feedback on work has been prompt

78%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

Received sufficient advice and support

85%

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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
23% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
39% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
366 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
71% 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 90% LOW
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are administrative occupations: finance

7%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are caring personal services

5%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Although there aren't a lot of jobs around for professional philosophers, philosophy degrees are an increasingly popular option, with more than 2,300 students graduating in a philosophy-related subject in 2012. Nearly a quarter of philosophy graduates take a postgraduate qualification, and it's a relatively common subject at both Masters and doctorate level – so if you think academic life might be for you, think ahead about how you might fund further study. For those who go into work, philosophy grads tend to go into education, management, marketing, community work, human resources and the finance industry, while a few even went into IT, where their logical training can be very useful.
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