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University of Huddersfield

Economics and History

UCAS Code: H242

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

including a minimum grade B in History or Economics.

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

including modules in History or Economics.

120 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications which should include modules in History or Economics.

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

DDM

UCAS Tariff

120

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications including a minimum grade B at A Level in History or Economics.

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 | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2021

Subjects

Economics

History

On this course you’ll learn how to combine historical context with current awareness of major global trends and challenges, and evaluate evidence of various kinds.

Your choices on the History side are historically and geographically diverse, and you can focus on what fascinates you the most. In your Economics studies, we’ll introduce you to the basics of economics, both macro and micro. You’ll then apply these to contemporary social, economic and historical problems, such as poverty and inequality, high unemployment and rising pollution. Hopefully you’ll figure out some of the solutions too.

* History has a 95% student satisfaction rating (NSS 2019).

* From year two onwards you’ll be able to choose option modules to get to grips with the topics that intrigue you.

* You’ll have the opportunity to gain valuable real world experience. In Year 2 you will undertake a work placement, designed to enhance your skills ready for employment.

* Innovative assessments such as pitching an idea for a historical video game or creating a visitor trail for a national museum.

* 95% of students from this course are in work or further study six months after finishing the course (DLHE 2016/17).

Communication and analysis are at the heart of both Economics and History, and it is precisely these skills which our creative teaching and learning will foster in you. We have a friendly, hands-on approach to delivering our courses, involving you in independent and team work, problem solving and digital literacy.

In combining History and Economics you will be developing a diverse range of critical, analytical and technical skills which will equip you to study a range of issues which have affected people and places through time. Economics will allow you to ask questions about how scarce resources are allocated and History enables you to develop this understanding in a range of historical contexts. ~ Dr Robert O'Neill, Senior Lecturer in Economics.

Additional Costs:
Placements The nature and suitability of your work placement is decided in consultation with your tutors. You are responsible for making your own arrangements for any travel or incurred costs in relation to the placement module, or in relation to the optional placement year if you chose to undertake one as part of your degree.

Modules

Year 1
Core modules:
The Modern World
Twentieth Century Britain
Introduction to Macroeconomics
Introduction to Microeconomics

Year 2
Core modules:
Work Experience Placement
Research Skills
Intermediate Microeconomics
Intermediate Macroeconomics

Option modules:
One option from a list which may include:
Holy Wars: The Age of Crusades
Reformation and Revolution
Hitler's Germany: Life and Death in the Third Reich
Hands on History: Voice Film and Material Culture
Modern India: from Raj to Independence c.1860-1950
Digital Victorians
After the Black Death: Late Medieval Society
Growing Up in the Past: Oral Histories of Childhood and Youth

And one option from a list which may include:
International Economics
Economic History

Year 3 (optional placement year)

Final year
Core modules:
Economic Theory and Applications

Option modules:
One option from a list which may include:
Dissertation (History in Practice)
Honours Level Project

Up to two options from a list which may include:
History and Myth: Writing and Re-writing the Middle Ages
Community and Identity in the Later Middle Ages
Henry's Empire
The Elizabethan Age
The Great War: Culture and Society
Britain on the Breadline
The Dark Years, 1940-1944: Collaboration, Resistance and Memory in Wartime France
Mindsets, Institutions and Madness
The Body and the City
Bloodlands: Historical Geography of Interwar East Central Europe
India’s ‘Tryst with Destiny’: The Making and Re-Making of the World’s Largest Democracy

And one option from a list which may include:
Monetary and Financial Framework
International Business
Business and the Entrepreneur
Environmental Policy

Assessment methods

The assessment of this course will be based on both written and practical work including examinations, essays, oral presentations, research analysis reports and portfolios.

Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£15,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Department of History English Languages and Media (ADHELM)

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.

89%
high
Economics
85%
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.

Economics

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
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

100%
Library resources
98%
IT resources
100%
Course specific equipment and facilities
92%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
78%
Male students
22%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

History

Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
92%
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

92%
Library resources
98%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
75%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
48%
Male students
52%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
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.

Social sciences

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.

£21,600
med
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
59%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Welfare professionals
8%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
7%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

This is a degree in demand, as business increasingly needs workers who can examine and explain complex data. And yet the number of economics graduates fell by nearly 10% last year, which means demand is even greater. As so many economic grads go into banking and finance, it's not surprising that over half of all 2015's economics graduates who did go into work were working in London. And don't think it's just the finance industry that's interested in these graduates - there's a significant number who enter the IT industry to work with data as analysts and consultants. It's quite common for economics graduates to go into jobs such as accountancy and management consultancy which may require you to take more training and gain professional qualifications - so don’t assume you won’t have to take any more exams once you leave uni. And the incentive to take them, of course, is better pay, which will be on top of an already healthy average starting salary of over £30,000 for graduates working in the capital.

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.

£17,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
40%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
10%
Other administrative occupations
9%
Business, finance 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.

What about your long term prospects?

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

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

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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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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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