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Coventry University

History

UCAS Code: V140

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

The Access to HE Diploma to include 30 Level 3 credits at Merit. Plus GCSE English at grade 4 or above.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above to include English.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

29

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

DMM

UCAS Tariff

112

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

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 | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subject

History

History at Coventry University links the study of the past to the state of society today. This allows our graduates to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to shape tomorrow’s world.

Studying the way different societies and institutions of authority have developed and changed over time will help you to understand why people and governments act the way they do. It will also provide you with the opportunity to develop your global perspective and provide a broad knowledge of different cultures to prepare you for an international career in our globalised world.

We will study the evolution and interaction of different states and societies around the globe. The course focuses on the period of history since 1860, with an emphasis on the 20th century. However, we will also cover earlier events to better understand important ideas, trends and developments, including race relations, the long history of climate change and the rise and fall nation-states and organisations such as the EU.

Topics include the study of social movements, nonviolent protest, popular culture, political struggles and democratic advances and set-backs across the world. You will have opportunity to gain an appreciation of the changing nature of historiographical debates and, in doing so, will develop your ability to analyse and then prioritise sources of information and evidence, skills vital to decision making and a prerequisite in almost any career.

You may choose to specialise in North American, European, environmental or social history, including the history of organised crime. You will also have the opportunity to learn how to produce and disseminate documentary films and other new media projects, providing you with invaluable digital skills alongside an ability to write, study independently, analyse, and think critically.

The course provides an excellent foundation to pursue a range of careers in the public, private and voluntary sectors within areas such as documentary and media production, journalism, civil service, teaching, finance, event organisation, and digital publishing.

**Key Course Benefits:**
- Extensive employer links with both the public and private sector, including the BBC, Houses of Parliament and the NHS.

- Join our active student-led Humanities Society, which has organised fieldtrips to the Houses of Parliament and other locations across the UK.

- Placement opportunities which have previously included Coventry City Council and a range of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs).

- A wide range of international fieldtrips which have previously included trips to New York to make documentary films and central Europe to visit historic sites such as Concentration Camps, and Brussels in visit the centres of European policy-making.

- Teaching staff who are research active have published on a wide array of topics ranging from the history of Native America, the history of film, new media production for the humanities and the evolution of popular culture to espionage and intelligence history and the social and cultural history of Britain’s Home Fronts during the two world wars.

Modules

Your main study themes will be:

**Social History**
We analyse the transformation of social classes in Britain during the period of transition from late Victorian Imperialism to the modern day. We will examine the development of the welfare state, comparing theories, ideologies and principles of welfare: liberalism, social democracy, conservatism, New Labour, radical critiques (Marxism, feminism etc.). We analyse the lived experience of life in the Eastern Bloc during the Cold War and the ways in which racial minorities have empowered themselves throughout American history. We also explore the history of the environmental movement.

**The Media and History**
We analyse the relationship between the media and society with a particular emphasis upon the ways in which film, novels, comic books, and journalists have helped to shape the modern world. Students will also engage with new media production during their studies, learning how to create short films and other new media projects to spread their ideas.Global Political History: You will be introduced to the ways in which the emergence of the Atlantic World, and later globalisation, altered the cultural, social, and economic realities of all involved. We study historical change from the 15th century to present day. With an emphasis on the Atlantic world – Europe, Africa, and the Americas, we examine the exchange of cultures, goods, peoples, and ideas, incorporating major themes of social and political change, war and diplomacy, and social development.

For more information about what you will study, please visit our website.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Coventry University

Department:

School of Humanities

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.

90%
high
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

100%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
98%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
91%
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

66%
Library resources
82%
IT resources
77%
Course specific equipment and facilities
94%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
56%
Male students
44%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

After graduation


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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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
54%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
12%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals

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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