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History

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

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

DMM

T Level

M

UCAS Tariff

112

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2024

Subject

History

**Why this course?**

• Study a engaging course that will prepare you for a successful career: we are ranked in the top 3 universities in London for History (Guardian University Guide 2024)
• You will be taught by a support team of expert lecturers: we are ranked in the top 10 in the UK for quality of teaching in History (Times Good University Guide 2024)
• Teaching designed for you: the contact time you need to succeed, with timetables designed to recognise your wider commitments.

**About this course**

Taught by our team of world-class historians, you will cover a vast range of periods, from the Viking conquests, through Tudor England to the collapse of Communism, and the events that laid the path to Brexit. Geographically, the curriculum is equally expansive, taking in the Americas, the British World, Europe, Africa and Asia. Interested in Islam and Women? The Vikings? Or early modern magic? This degree lets you focus on the areas of history that inspire you most.

You'll get real-world experience, and work placement and internship opportunities, and build the skills needed to open the door to many rewarding careers. Working alongside world-class scholars, you will also develop your own identity as a historian and your own research interests. If you're looking to understand the issues the world faces today by learning from the past, and are ready to develop the skills that employers seek, this degree is for you.

**Skills**

In our BA History programme, our foremost commitment is to equip you with a well-rounded professional skillset that ensures your success upon graduation. This multifaceted approach encompasses several essential elements. Our degree programme challenges students to think globally and comparatively, fostering engagement with a diverse range of historical facets, spanning cultural, social, economic, political, and intellectual realms. You'll not only learn the intricacies of historical analysis but also gain practical experience by participating in public history and digital humanities projects.

Within our Applied Humanities module, you'll receive comprehensive employability skill training, which includes career development guidance, interview preparation, and workplace skills.

**Career opportunities**

History graduates emerge with invaluable skills that are highly sought after by employers, including confidence, adaptability, and a strong capacity to collaborate with individuals from diverse backgrounds, making them exceptionally appealing candidates in today's competitive job market.

Our careers team is available to support you from the start of your studies until after you graduate. They will help you build your CV, prepare for interview, and meet and learn from successful graduates working at the top of their careers.

**Teaching designed around you**

At Roehampton, we want to provide you with the flexibility you need while you study, and the contact time to help you succeed. We schedule our teaching across no more than three days each week. Plus, we'll confirm which days these are well in advance of the start of term, so you can plan ahead. So, if you want to have more focused personal study time, a part-time job, need to balance family commitments, or want to reduce the time you spend commuting, we’re the ideal choice for you.

**Student support available 24/7**

At Roehampton, student support is available 7 days a week.

Our committed academic staff will support, help and guide you throughout your studies and help you prepare for your future career. We also offer study, wellbeing and careers support on-campus and online, so you can get the help you need when you want it. We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. We also provide other ways to support the cost of living, including free buses and on-campus car parking, hardship support and some of the most affordable student accommodation and catering in London. Find out more about how we can support you.

Modules

At Roehampton you will develop your own identity as a historian. You will have the opportunity to explore a wide range of exciting periods, places and themes. You will also get to develop a research project under the supervision of our excellent staff.

In your second year, you will develop your understanding of different social, cultural and technological approaches to history through the theme of war and conflict. You’ll expand your research and critical skills so that you can apply them across diverse concepts to particular places and periods; which might include the bitter divisions in Restoration society (Sex, Lies and Cheap Print: Politics, Culture and Society in England, 1660-1714) or gender, sexuality and race across Europe at the height of imperialism (The Politics of Sex and the Body in Europe, 1880-1914). We also currently offer a study trip to Rome and a work placement module, which could see you undertaking historical research, museum work or documentary-making.

In your third year, you will be able to pick from a variety of modules that have been specifically designed to give you in-depth exposure to the research specialisms of the History team, including gender, sexuality and feminism, The First World War and the history of magic. You will study original documents and prepare a dissertation or a special long essay involving independent research under the close guidance of a supervisor with expertise in the area that interests you.

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
£15,000
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

We offer a wide range of scholarships for UK undergraduates, including: - The Roehampton Bursary is worth £1,000 for the first year of our undergraduate degree programmes*. It will be awarded automatically to students in receipt of a full maintenance loan, to help with costs such as travel and accommodation. - Academic Excellence Scholarships worth: £3,000 over the course of a degree for students with the equivalent of AAA or above (144+ tariff) at A-level (or equivalent tariff in other qualifications, e.g. BTEC) and £2,000 over the course of a degree for students with the equivalent of AAB at A-level (136-143 tariff) (or equivalent tariff in other qualifications, e.g. BTEC) - esports scholarships, worth £2,000 per year of the degree, available to students who demonstrate aptitude in esports. - Music and Sports Scholarships, available to students who demonstrate excellence in music or sports - Care leaver bursaries, worth £2,000 per year of study to Care Leavers enrolling on Undergraduate programmes at Roehampton, for up to four years of study. Find out more: https://www.roehampton.ac.uk/undergraduate-courses/funding-and-scholarships/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Roehampton

Department:

Humanities

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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.

95%
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

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
95%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
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
92%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
71%
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?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
42%
Male students
58%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
7%
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.

£20,800
high
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
60%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

37%
Teaching and educational professionals
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Public services and other 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.

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.

£14k

£14k

£24k

£24k

£28k

£28k

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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