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Aston University, Birmingham

UCAS Code: V100 | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements

A level

B,B,C-B,C,C

BBC: Standard offer // BCC: If student is also presenting either Core Maths or Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) grade B . Or eligible for Contextual offer (more details https://www.aston.ac.uk/undergraduate/contextual-offer-aston-ready)

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

We accept the QAA-recognised Access Diploma which must consist of 45 credits at Level 3. You must obtain a minimum of 30 distinction and the rest must be at merit or distinction. Please note that we do not accept the English and Maths components within the Access qualification and you must meet the GCSE entry requirement.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language/Literature and GCSE Mathematics are required at minimum grade C/4.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

29

5,5,4 in 3 higher level subjects

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

DDM

The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate/BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma/BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that are equivalent to three full A2 Levels.

UCAS Tariff

104-112

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course

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Course option

3years

Full-time | 2024

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2024

Subject

Modern history

**Critical thinkers, cultural navigators and master communicators - our history graduates are ready to shape the future by understanding the past.**

**Course description**

The BA (Hons) History programme at Aston University offers an engaging exploration of the past during the modern and contemporary period (since 1789). The course is designed to cultivate critical thinking, research skills, and a deep understanding of historical contexts.

Working closely with experienced historians at every stage, you will follow classes in a wide range of fields including global and British history, history of international relations, history of technology, history of emotions, and the history of slavery.

Each year, alongside your other modules, you will take at least one practice-based module that invites you to get your hands dirty outside the lecture room in a local archive or other heritage institution. These modules are what we call our ‘employability spine’. Thus, as you grow your expertise as a historian, you will be boosting your employment prospects by acquiring real-world knowledge and skills.

Opting for the placement year will also provide you with invaluable real-world experience, preparing you for the job market.

**Key course benefits**

- **Opportunity to grow** – 100% of students felt positive about the learning opportunities available to them (History programmes; National Student Survey. 2023)

- **Gold standard teaching** – Aston University was awarded Gold – the highest possible rating for the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF, 2023)

- **Excellent prospects** – Aston University was named runner-up in the University of the Year for Graduate Employment Award (Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide)

- **Earn more** – Our graduates are among the highest paid in the country, earning on average £36,100 five years after graduating (Longitudinal Education Outcomes, 2023)

- **Safe in our hands** – 100% of students felt positive about the academic support they received (History programmes; National Student Survey, 2023)

**Course details**

**Modules**
For more information on this course and a full list of modules, visit the course page: https://www.aston.ac.uk/study/courses/history-ba

**Assessment method**
For more information on the methods of assessment on this course, visit the course page: https://www.aston.ac.uk/study/courses/history-ba

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
International
£18,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni

Course location:

Aston University, Birmingham

Department:

School of Social Sciences and Humanities

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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.

71%
Modern 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

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
73%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
80%
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

67%
Library resources
79%
IT resources
60%
Course specific equipment and facilities
80%
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
35%
Male students
65%
Female students

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

After graduation

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

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