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History

Entry requirements


Access - at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2 from a relevant Open College Network accredited course.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language or English Literature at grade C or 4

UCAS Tariff

112

This must include at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example: BBC at A Level. DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma. A combination of qualifications, which may include AS Levels, EPQ and general studies

About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2022

Subject

History

**Course summary**

- Study a range of historical contexts in Britain, Europe and beyond

- Examine how different perspectives on the past help us understand real-world issues today

- Cultivate a range of practical and professional skills, including research, analysis and communication

On this course, you’ll create your own pathway across the globe — studying modules from Britain and Europe, to the Americas, Africa, Asia and Australia. You’ll hone your ability to think critically about how the past is understood, and how it relates to the present.

**How you learn**

You will be taught by published historians who are experts in their fields.

You’ll have access to a wide variety of academic texts and primary sources to learn the skills of a historian, and explore the wider significance of modern history in contemporary society.

You learn through:

- large group lectures

- small group seminars and workshops

- group work activities

- live brief projects and working with external partners

- field trips and away days

- group projects

- a range of assessment methods including essays, exams, posters and presentations

There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme (subject to the UK’s continued participation in the Erasmus programme following the Brexit transition period).

**Applied learning**
**Work placements**

You’ll take a work placement as part of a second year module. This gives you real-world experience to prepare you for your future career.

Previous placements have included local primary and secondary schools, local museums such as Kelham Island Industrial Museum, and other heritage organisations and local businesses.

**Live projects**

Throughout the course, you’ll also have the opportunity to work on real-world projects through live briefs with partner organisations.

**Field trips**

You’ll also learn by going on field trips to a range of locations, including the Manchester People's History Museum and the Museum of London.

**Networking Opportunities**

There are opportunities to study abroad and take elective language modules. We have connections with a wide variety of institutions across the world, including universities in Europe, North America and Australia.

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

Compulsory modules

Britain Transformed: Economic And Social Change Since 1800 20
Communicating History 20
Making History 20
Nations, Regions And Borders In Modern Europe, C.1870-1970 20
Revolutions In The Atlantic World, 1760-1848 20

Elective modules

Empires And Encounters 20
Foreign Language 20

Year 2

Compulsory modules

Ideas Into Action 40

Elective modules

Britain Between The Wars: Crisis, Transformation And The People, 1918-1939 20
European And American Encounters With Asia Since The 19th Century 20
Foreign Language 20
Germany, 1890 - 1933: From Reich To Republic 20
London: Literary And Historical Perspectives 1728-1914 20
Race: Difference And Power In The Modern World 20
Slavery And Anti-Slavery In The British Atlantic, 1763-1838 20
The City Of London And The British Economy Since 1870 20
The Cold War Era 20

Year 3

Optional modules

Placement Year

Final year

Compulsory modules

History Research Project 40

Elective modules
Module Credits
American Politics And Society Since 1968 20
Australia - From Penal Settlement To Nation, 1788-2000 20
Chartism: Working-Class Politics And Culture In Britain, 1838-48 20
Citizenship, Violence And Race: Germans And Africans In Colonial And Postcolonial Encounters 20
Foreign Language 20
India And The British Raj, 1765-1947 20
Industrial Warfare And The Great War, 1914 To 1918 20
Modern Europe C 1860-1939:Health, Environment, And Welfare 20
Northern Soul: Constructing Regional Identities In The North Of England 1800-Present 20
South Africa In The Twentieth Century 20
The Third Reich And Its Aftermath: Germany, 1933-1961 20

Assessment methods

Coursework
Exams

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Sheffield Hallam University

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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.

84%
med
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

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
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

73%
Library resources
72%
IT resources
78%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
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?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
58%
Male students
42%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
5%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
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

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.

£16,380
low
Average annual salary
90%
low
Employed or in further education
14%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

19%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
18%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
13%
Customer service 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 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.

£16k

£16k

£22k

£22k

£23k

£23k

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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