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History

Entry requirements


102 - 118 tariff points with any combination of Distinction, Merit, Pass grades

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by 2 A-levels or equivalent

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language or English Literature and Mathematics grade 4 (or grade C in the old grading system). We also accept iGCSEs, Key Skills and Functional Skills and other qualifications at Level 2 of the National Qualifications Framework.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28-31

28 - 31 points

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

D*D

104 tariff points

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DMM

112 tariff points

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-level or equivalent

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-level or equivalent

We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff

We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.

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

D*D

104 tariff points

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

DMM

112 tariff points

We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff

We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.

104 - 120 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of two Scottish Advanced Highers.

104 - 120 tariff points from Scottish Highers

UCAS Tariff

104-120

104 - 120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent

We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2022

Subject

Modern history

**As the only history degree in the UK sat within a Faculty of Media & Communication, with a focus on Modern History, Media History, and Public History, you’ll develop practical and professional skills ensuring you graduate equipped for a range of careers.**

**Why study BA (Hons) History at BU?**
- As well as studying history in the traditional sense, you will be using newspapers, on-line sites, sound recordings, television and film as a way of exploring a broad range of topics

- In addition to traditional essays and exams, you'll be assessed through exhibitions, posters, websites, podcasts, blogs and even a mock peace conference

- Engage with public history working with a range of outside agencies including museums, archives and heritage organisations

- Develop a proposal for a public history event, working with organisations such as Bournemouth Blind Society, BCP council, National Motor Museum and the Museum of East Dorset

- Gain valuable experience during a four week or optional 30-week placement. Work with organisations such as Dorset History Centre, Huntley Film Archives, Highcliffe Castle, RNLI and ABA Antiques

- This course received an impressive 94% satisfaction rating from our final year students.

Modules

Concepts & Methods | Sources & Archives | Media, Communications & Society in Britain | History of Political Thought | History in the Public World | European Histories 1800-2000 | The Home Front: From the Napoleonic Wars to Afghanistan | Interpreting History | Community Histories | Dissertation | Graduate Project

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£15,250
per year
International
£15,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bournemouth University

Department:

Department of Humanities and Law

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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.

82%
med
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

94%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
94%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
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

69%
Library resources
65%
IT resources
56%
Course specific equipment and facilities
82%
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?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
57%
Male students
43%
Female students
96%
2:1 or above
21%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

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 and archaeology

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.

80%
low
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

24%
Natural and social science professionals
16%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
15%
Science, engineering and production technicians

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.

History and archaeology

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

£17k

£17k

£20k

£20k

£24k

£24k

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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Lower entry requirements
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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

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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