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Loughborough University

UCAS Code: V101 | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements

A level

A,B,B

ABB

Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits overall including 45 at Level 3. Please obtain: 23 Level 3 Credits at Distinction, rest at Merit.

This qualification is accepted in combination with other qualifications. For details please contact Loughborough University

We recognise the benefit of the Extended Project in developing independent research and critical thinking skills. We would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, and while we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language Grade 4/C

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

34 (6,5,5 HL)

We accept a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website – please view the individual course typical offers on our website and choose Ireland in the Country/region drop down field for more information.

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

DD

A Level Grade B plus Distinction Distinction BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma preferred subjects: Applied Science, Business, Health and Social Care, IT, Sport. Other BTEC subjects may be considered when offered in combination with one A Level from the following list: Ancient History, Business Studies, Classical Civilisation, Economics, English Language/Literature, Geography, Government and Politics, History, Languages (non-native), Law, Philosophy, Psychology, Religious Studies and Sociology.

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

D

A Level Grades BB plus Distinction BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma preferred subjects: Applied Science, Business, Health and Social Care, IT, Sport. Other BTEC subjects may be considered when offered in combination with one A Level from the following list: Ancient History, Business Studies, Classical Civilisation, Economics, English Language/Literature, Geography, Government and Politics, History, Languages (non-native), Law, Philosophy, Psychology, Religious Studies and Sociology.

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

DDM

DDM BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma preferred subjects: Applied Science, Business, Health and Social Care, IT, Sport. Other BTEC subjects may be considered when offered in combination with one A Level from the following list: Ancient History, Business Studies, Classical Civilisation, Economics, English Language/Literature, Geography, Government and Politics, History, Languages (non-native), Law, Philosophy, Psychology, Religious Studies and Sociology.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

AB, plus Highers at majority A/B grades

For 2024 entry, the following T Levels are currently being considered on a case by case basis. More information can be found on our website at https://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

Applicants taking the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma will be asked to achieve the A level requirements for their course as part of their qualification. The Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted alongside two A levels as long as individual course entry and subject requirements are met. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

UCAS Tariff

104-128

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

About this course

Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2024

Subject

Modern history

Our History degree has been designed through a unique and cutting-edge consultation process involving current, recent and prospective students and is taught by a team of leading historians who have won awards and grants for their teaching excellence.

This History BA (Hons) degree spans the period from 1600 to the present, focusing mostly on the modern era. Its subject matter includes Britain and mainland Europe, but extends further afield to North America, the British Empire, Soviet Russia, South Asia, Australia and China. It begins with broad survey courses, proceeds with the history of individual countries or themes and culminates in specialist case studies. You can also choose to study a foreign language as part of our History degree.

Modules

For a full list of areas studied, see the 'What You'll Study' section of the course page on our website.

Assessment methods

During your degree, you will be assessed in a variety of different forms ranging from source analysis, autobiographical entries and historiographical debates to individual and group presentations, and creating a piece of creative or public history.

You will also complete a final-year dissertation on a topic of your own choice. If you spend the third year of your degree working or studying abroad, your degree award is worked out in the same proportion noted above, and you will additionally be eligible for a Diploma in International Studies.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£22,000
per year
International
£22,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni

Course location:

Loughborough University

Department:

International Relations, Politics and History

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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%
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

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
76%
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

84%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
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?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
57%
Male students
43%
Female students
95%
2:1 or above
2%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

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

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.

£20,391
high
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
62%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
16%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
10%
Design 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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

History

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

£22k

£22k

£26k

£26k

£31k

£31k

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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