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University of Northampton

History

UCAS Code: V100

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

Access to HE Diploma

M:30

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

M2,M3,M3

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

25

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H3,H3

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

DD

Accepted at DM with an BTEC Subsidiary Diploma or Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma at Merit, or with an A-level at C.

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

DMM

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,B

UCAS Tariff

112

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

History

Our degree in History offers innovative, research-driven topics on British, European and World history covering all periods from the 15th to the 21st Century.

With a wide choice of optional modules to choose from you’ll be able to develop your own research interests. Topics include: Crime, Policing and Punishment in England, the European witch craze, the Holocaust, Women and Gender in Early Modern England, Elizabeth the ‘virgin queen’, the rise of Fascism, and the First World War. We are also home to the Searchlight Archives - one of the largest anti-facist archives available.

The programme mixes academic study with field trips and opportunities to go on placements with local museums, heritage organisations and other relevant employers.

You will know your tutors personally and see them regularly and there will always be someone on hand to help or offer academic support. All of our tutors are practising historians who are enthusiastic about their work and publish regularly as experts in their fields.

A degree in History will give you organisational, analytical, speaking and written skills which are attractive to future employers.

**By studying at the University of Northampton, you can be sure that:**

- You will experience student life at the University’s £330 million Waterside Campus. Come along to an Open Day and find out more.

- Students enrolling on this course at Northampton will be provided with their own brand new laptop* to keep at no additional cost. All sports clubs and societies are free to join at Northampton and every essential course text book is available via the library, meaning you won’t have to purchase copies. For more information on this visit our website (northampton.ac.uk/benefits).

- Based on the evidence available, the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Panel judged that the University of Northampton delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.

- Our expert academics teach in small groups supported with one to one assistance. Our academics and students form a tight bond, providing individualised support and guidance whilst challenging students academically.

- We invest more money into your education than 90% of Universities in the UK**

- Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd.

**The Northampton Employment Promise**
- In fact, we’re so confident in our careers and employability support that if you achieve at least a 2:2 degree and complete either our Employability Plus Gold programme or achieve a Changemaker Gold Certificate during your time studying with us, but still haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating, we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you or support you into postgraduate study.

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Modules

**STAGE 1**
• Themes and Perspectives in History (compulsory)
• Early Modern Europe 1500-1800 (designated)
• Blood and Iron: Europe, 1815-1914 (designated)
• The Holocaust: Sources and Contexts (designated)
• The Medieval World 1200-1500 (designated)
• Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: France from 1789 (designated)
• Health and Healers: Introduction to the History of Medicine (designated)

**STAGE 2**
• Research Skills in History (compulsory)
• Power and Protest: British Society in the Long Eighteenth-Century (designated)
• Empires Through History (designated)
• Crime, Policing and Punishment in England 1700-1900 (designated)
• Comrades and Revolutions! A Global History of the Communist Movement (designated)
• First World War (designated)
• Family and Life-Cycles in Early Modern England (designated)
• Decline and Fall: The English Aristocracy, 1750-1950 (designated)

**STAGE 3**
• History Dissertation (compulsory)
• Citizenship and Gender in Britain 1760-1918 (designated)
• Crime and Popular Culture in the late Nineteenth Century City (designated)
• Movements and Regimes: A Century of Fascism (designated)
• Witchcraft and Heresy in Early Modern Europe (designated)
• Secret State: British Intelligence, 1558-1945 (designated)
• The English Country House, c.1660-1830 (designated)
• Gender and Work in Early Modern England (designated)
• Algeria: French Rule and the War for Independence (designated)
• Death and Bereavement in Britain, c. 1500-1914 (designated)

Module information is quoted for 19/20 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

Assessment methods

The course is assessed in a number of ways:

• Essays

• Exams

• Individual presentations

• Group projects

• Poster presentations

• Audio and visual podcasts

• Role play

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
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Northampton

Department:

Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology

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.

87%
high
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
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
94%
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

82%
Library resources
98%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
94%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
51%
Male students
49%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
17%
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.

£17,040
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
40%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

8%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
7%
Teaching and educational professionals
7%
Other elementary services 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.

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