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University of Kent

UCAS Code: Q801 | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements

A level

B,B,B-B,C,C

Access to HE Diploma

D:24,M:21

If we make you an offer, you will need to obtain/pass the overall Access to Higher Education Diploma and may also be required to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits and/or credits in particular subjects at merit grade or above.

120 tariff points or equivalent in the IB Diploma

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

DDM-DMM

The University will consider applicants holding BTEC National Diploma and National Extended Diploma Qualifications (QCF; NQF; OCR) on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice on your individual circumstances. A typical offer would be to achieve Distinction, Distinction, Merit.

Scottish Highers qualifications are considered on an individual basis.

UCAS Tariff

104-128

About this course

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2024

Subjects

Ancient history

History

**Why Study Ancient, Medieval and Modern History at Kent?**

• **Inspirational Teaching:** 95% of final-year Classics students who completed the National Student Survey 2022 were satisfied with the overall quality of their course and Classics at Kent was ranked 3rd in the UK for student satisfaction by The Complete University Guide 2023.

• **Leaders in the field:** With 90% of History students who completed the National Student Survey 2022 satisfied with the overall quality of teaching at Kent, and History at Kent ranked 1st for research quality in The Complete University Guide 2023 - you will receive outstanding teaching delivered by world-leading academics.

• **Kickstart your career:** As a Kent graduate, you will be ready to construct and lead engaging arguments, be quick to recognise context and skilled to propose alternative solutions. And your wide-ranging work with historical sources will improve your ability to think critically, take part in debate and make informed decisions. This means Kent’s History graduates are ready to step into a career of limitless opportunities, so you can effect change in the places you want to see it.

• **Delve into History:** At Kent, our History students have privileged access to the Canterbury Cathedral Library and Archives. The University of Kent is also home to the British Cartoon Archive and holds a rare and complete set of British official histories of the two world wars as part of our Special Collections.

• **Expand your Horizons**: In a competitive market, having something that differentiates you from the crowd is a real plus. This course provides the option to study abroad or work in industry for a year, demonstrating flexibility in your outlook and displaying enthusiasm and a drive to succeed in new environments.

Modules

Year 1
Compulsory modules currently include:
Introduction to Greek Civilisation 
Introduction to Roman Civilisation
Optional modules may include:
Greek for Beginners 1
Greek for Beginners 2
Latin for Beginners 1
Latin for Beginners 2
Classical Mythology: Themes and Approaches to Ancient Greek
Mediterranean Empires: from Carthage to the Indus
The Archaeology of Canterbury
Ancient Egypt: Key Sites and Material Culture
Classical Literature
A Global History of Empires, c.1500-1965
Captain Swing to the Sex Pistols: Modern Britain, 1830-2000
Europe Transformed: Revolution, War and Diplomacy, 1700-2000
Introduction to Military History
Introduction to the History of Health and Medicine
Medieval Europe (c. 400 – c. 1450)
Race & Rights: America in the World
The Early Modern World: Conflict & Culture, 1450-1750
The British Army and Society since 1660
War and Society in Europe c.1779-1990

Year 2
Compulsory modules currently include:
Remaking the Past: Antiquity in the Present 
The Medieval World: Power and Faith 
The Modern World: Revolution and Crisis 
Optional modules may include:
tbc

Year 3
Compulsory modules currently include:
Dissertation 
OR
Undergraduate History Dissertation 
Optional modules may include:
tbc

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
£18,600
per year
International
£18,600
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni

Course location:

University of Kent

Department:

School of European Culture and Languages

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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.

85%
Ancient history
85%
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

95%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
78%
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

83%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
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?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
49%
Male students
51%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
10%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
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.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
56%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
12%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

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.

£19k

£19k

£24k

£24k

£26k

£26k

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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