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Goldsmiths, University of London

History, Heritage and Cultural Management

UCAS Code: V190

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Access to HE Diploma

D:30

Pass with 45 Level 3 credits including 30 Distinctions and a number of merits/passes in subject specific modules

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

33

With three Higher Level subjects at 655

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

H2,H2,H2,H2

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

DDM

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,C

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,B,C

UCAS Tariff

120-136

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

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

History

History surrounds us: in museums and galleries, streets and parks, and in the lived experiences of communities. Combine your love for history with the creative and practical skills needed to work in the heritage and cultural management sectors.

One of the first in the world, this degree teaches you to be a historian and a cultural manager/entrepreneur. By combining these two skillsets, you will be empowered to carry out historical research, and to creatively communicate history and heritage to the public in accessible and engaging ways.

Over three years, you will hone in on your historical interests and produce independent original research in these areas. You will also gain valuable cultural management skills, ranging from events management, budgeting, and fundraising, to audience development, and public engagement.

This programme allows you to explore your passion for history and learn about cultural and heritage management, all while gaining the skills you need to land a career doing something you love. Along with intellectual curiosity, this degree has a clear focus on employability, leaving you well-equipped to seek work in historical and cultural management. This includes careers in historical, national heritage, or non-profit organisations, local history museums, as well as freelance entrepreneurial work.

**Based in London**
London is home to communities from countless different cultures, each with their own history and heritage. You will have the opportunity to explore history and heritage from a local perspective, and learn to place it in a global context.

**Practical Hands-on Experience**
This programme, jointly run by the Department of History and the Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship (ICCE), offers many opportunities for real-world cultural heritage management experience. In your second year, you will embark on a work placement in a cultural organisation, like a museum, gallery, or non-profit organisation.

**Bring your research to life!**
In your third year, you will use what you have learned during your placement and your other studies to shape a final interdisciplinary history and heritage project. This is where you will put into practice everything you have learned about conducting historical research. You will also draw on the cultural management skills learned in your ICCE modules, and put these into practice in the real world. Your project could include an exhibition, a film, a walking tour, or a podcast, for example; you decide! You will be assessed in equal parts on the quality of your research, and on your ability to bring it into the real world, manage it, and make it accessible to the public.

Modules

Year 1 You will take modules from the following list.
History, Heritage, and Cultural Management
Concepts and Methods in History
Principles of Arts Management
Events Management

You will take one module from the following list.
Religion, Peace and Conflict
Dictators, War and Revolution
Self, Citizen and Nation

You will take one ICCE module from the following list.
Fundraising in the Arts
Visual Culture
Perspectives on Capital: Cultural, Social, Financial, Critical

In your second year, you will take the following core modules, as well as 60 credits of option modules – 30 credits of History modules, and 30 credits of ICCE modules.
History in Practice
The Audience in Theory and Practice

In your third year, you will take the following compulsory module.
Interdisciplinary History and Heritage Project

You will take 30 credits from a list of History modules.
You will take 30 credits from a list of ICCE modules.

The Uni


Course location:

Goldsmiths, University of London

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.

76%
low
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

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
71%
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

70%
Library resources
81%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
70%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

81%
UK students
19%
International students
33%
Male students
67%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
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
95%
med
Employed or in further education
38%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
13%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
9%
Other elementary services occupations

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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