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Ulster University

Journalism with History

UCAS Code: P5V1

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Applicants may satisfy the requirement for the A level C grade by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications to the same standard as defined by the University.

Access to Higher Education (HE) For Access qualifications validated by Ulster University or QUB the entry requirement is: An overall mark of 65% For GB QAA accredited Higher Education Diploma qualifications the entry requirement is as follows: Award of the HE Diploma in a related subject area, achieving a minimum of 18 credits at distinction and 24 credits at merit in the 45 level 3 graded credits.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Please refer to the University’s general entrance requirements.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

25

To include 12 at higher level.

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

H3,H3,H3,H3,H4

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

DMM

National Extended Diploma To include a minimum of 8 distinctions in level 3 units

Scottish Advanced Higher

C,C,D

Scottish Advanced Highers Applicants may satisfy the requirement for an element of the offer grade profiles (equating to the final A-level grade stated in the standard 3A level offer profile - grade C) by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications to the same standard as defined by the University.

Scottish Higher

B,B,C,C,C

Applicants may satisfy the requirement for an element of the offer grade profiles (equating to the final A-level grade stated in the standard 3A level offer profile - grade C) by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications to the same standard as defined by the University.

UCAS Tariff

112-117

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Journalism

History

Study Journalism with History at Ulster University in the United Kingdom.
Journalism is part of the combined campus subject programme at Ulster, Coleraine. It is the only university degree programme in the subject in Northern Ireland and offers students the opportunity to study the theory and practice of journalism in context with determining factors such as law, economics, politics and technology. It is not a professional training programme but delivers a range of relevant practical and professional skills (with the exception of short-hand).

As a major subject programme (four modules per full-time year), Journalism at Ulster is combined with another, minor subject in the Arts (two modules per full-time year) to make up a full degree programme. There is a range of subjects to choose from as your minor (Education, English and History).

In each of the three years of study students take modules to the value of 120 credit points. By taking History as a minor you will develop a critically-informed knowledge of the history of a variety of time periods, themes and geographies. You will develop a critical awareness of historians’ arguments and an ability to construct you own arguments based on the informed use of sources, both primary and secondary.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£4,530
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Coleraine

Department:

Coleraine Campus

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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.

65%
low
Journalism
88%
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.

Journalism

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
68%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
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

91%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
82%
Course specific equipment and facilities
36%
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
45%
Male students
55%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
A

History

Teaching and learning

94%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
91%
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

90%
Library resources
97%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
81%
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
54%
Male students
46%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
17%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

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.

Media, journalism and communications

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.

£16,043
low
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
40%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

36%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
28%
Other elementary services occupations
10%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals

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.

£14,400
low
Average annual salary
90%
low
Employed or in further education
28%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

23%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
12%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
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.

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

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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