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BA History (with Placement Year) with Foundation Year

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

48-72

About this course


Course option

5.0years

Sandwich including foundation year | 2022

Subject

History

The History programme is designed to give you a broad overview of historical development and change over time, as well as the opportunity to study particular periods and historical themes in more detail. It is also designed to enable you to develop the analytical and communication skills which are vital for gaining rewarding graduate-level employment. It can be taken either as a Single or Joint Honours subject. You can follow a general programme of modules or follow concentrations in Early Modern History, Modern History, Cultural History or non-European History.

Our undergraduate degrees with a foundation year are an alternative entry route into university for those without more traditional qualifications or grades, or are entering university after a notable period of time out of education.

The programme offers support and guidance in developing the skills required for degree-level study.

The foundation year will focus specifically on communication (oral and written), critical thinking, research, independent study, digital and employability skills.

The modules are designed to embed the development of these skills within the broad areas of business, communications, humanities and social sciences.

On successful completion of the foundation year, students will automatically progress on to the first year of our History programme

A Placement Year is an opportunity to put what you’re learning on your course into practice, to build your professional network, gain relevant experience to add to your CV and get an insight into what it is really like to work in a particular sector. It could even lead to a graduate job; all before the start of your final year!
During the Placement Year, not only will you be an employee of the organisation, which will come with commitments and regulations, you will be representing St Mary’s University and will be expected to behave in a responsible and professional manner at all times, upholding and enhancing the reputation of the University.
Specifically, you will need to adhere to the regulations that apply within your workplace and to the St Mary’s Student Charter and Work Placement Terms and Conditions (available in My Placements on e:Vision).
As an employee, you have a responsibility to find out, understand and meet all expectations set by your Placement Supervisor and the Placement Provider organisation more generally.

Modules

Level 4 is an introductory year during which you are introduced to new ideas, new periods of history, and new ways of making connections across themes, topics and geographical areas. With support from your tutors, you will begin to develop the skills you need to study history in greater depth. The Level 5 modules are designed around broad themes, and are all taught through lectures and seminars, using a wide range of primary and secondary sources. Single Honours students typically take the core module and choose five optional modules across the academic year. You study subjects in much greater depth, using original source material as evidence. Single Honours students (and students majoring in History) must complete a dissertation in history, and choose four more modules from the list of options. The dissertation is a piece of independent research: it is a significant piece of supervised academic writing that takes a full academic year to complete.

The Uni


Course location:

St Mary's University, Twickenham

Department:

Department of Humanities

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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History

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
43%
Male students
57%
Female students
69%
2:1 or above
6%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
A
D

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
93%
low
Employed or in further education
58%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
15%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
10%
Childcare and related personal services

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.

£18k

£18k

£23k

£23k

£27k

£27k

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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