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History

St Mary's University, Twickenham, London

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 3 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9250.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

In short, the study of History is essential, and at St Mary’s you will have the opportunity to explore a wide range of different historical periods, countries, and themes.

You will immerse yourself in histories of Britian, Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and America, ranging from the medieval period to the present day. You will study the rise and fall of states, the causes of wars and revolutions, and social and political movements.

You will be doing much more than learning what happened, you will be interpreting sources, explaining how and why societies change, and thinking about why that is important, and by doing this you will be equipping yourself to analyse the many challenges of today’s world.

Studying History at St Mary’s will also give you the opportunity to develop skills such as conducting research, analysing evidence, and communicating your findings that employers look for in a range of careers. Our recent graduates have gone on to further study or to work in fields as diverse as law, finance, marketing, public relations, teaching, museums and heritage.

  • Number one History department in London for teaching quality, and number two for student experience (Times Good University Guide 2019)
  • 94% teaching satisfaction among History students at St Mary's (Guardian Uni League Tables 2019).
  • 90% of our students were in employment or further study six months after graduation (DELHE 2016)
  • Taught on our historic Strawberry Hill campus, just a half hour train journey from Central London
  • Explore the history of a broad range of different periods and geographical areas
  • Expert staff with excellent research reputation offering a high level of student support
  • Study overseas at one of our international partner institutions

In short, the study of History is essential, and at St Mary’s you will have the opportunity to explore a wide range of different historical periods, countries, and themes. You will immerse yourself in histories of Britian, Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and America, ranging from the medieval period to the present day. You will study the rise and fall of states, the...

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Course Content

Year one

  • Art and Power 
  • Doing History 
  • Histories of Transatlantic Slavery 
  • Revolutions and Rebellions 
  • The Mediterranean World 
  • War and Society 

Year two

  • Crime and Punishment in London, 1700-1900 
  • Great Southern Land: A History of Australia 
  • History City Case Study 
  • Liberty or Death: The French Revolution 
  • Making History Work 
  • Popular Culture, Aesthetics and History 

Year three

  • Civil Rights in America, 1945-1993 
  • Collective Memory and the Second World War 
  • History Dissertation 
  • Imagining the Ottoman Empire 
  • Independent Study 
  • Liberating Histories 

Year one Art and Power  Doing History  Histories of Transatlantic Slavery  Revolutions and Rebellions  The Mediterranean World  War and Society  Year two Crime and Punishment in London, 1700-1900  Great...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

Classroom

Waldegrave Road

Full Time, 3 years

September, 2020

£9250.00

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Entry Requirements

80 UCAS points should include at least two B grades at A Level (or equivalent).

Requirements for other qualifications (including BTECs, Irish Highers, Scottish Highers, International Baccalaureates and Access Courses) are also available. For more information please email apply@stmarys.ac.uk.

To calculate your expected UCAS points, please use the UCAS Tariff calculator.

We will make you an offer if you are within the tariff band range and you meet subject-specific requirements (where applicable).

For undergraduate programmes we will take into account subjects studied at Level 3, your GCSEs (or equivalent) profile, relevant non-academic achievements outlined in your personal statement, references and your motivation for study.

International requirements

International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. If English is not your first language you will need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any section (or equivalent).

80 UCAS points should include at least two B grades at A Level (or equivalent). Requirements for other qualifications (including BTECs, Irish Highers, Scottish Highers, International Baccalaureates and Access Courses) are also available. For more information please email apply@stmarys.ac.uk. To calculate your expected UCAS points, please use the UCAS Tariff...

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Assessment Methods

The majority of our assessment is through coursework, although there are a small number of revealed exams.

Our assessment models are different for each module, allowing you to develop a range of demonstrable skills during your degree programme.

Many modules are assessed through essays, but you will also write critical commentaries about primary sources, or review books and articles. In some modules, you may create and present posters, or participate in mini-conferences where you'll present your work to your peers in a supportive and encouraging environment.

You will receive written feedback on all assignments and are encouraged to meet regularly with tutors to discuss your work individually.

The majority of our assessment is through coursework, although there are a small number of revealed exams. Our assessment models are different for each module, allowing you to develop a range of demonstrable skills during your degree programme. Many modules are assessed through essays, but you will also write critical commentaries about primary sources, or review...

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Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
94%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
94% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
94% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
100% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
94% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
100% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
83% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
89% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
78% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
94% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
89% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
100% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
94% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
94% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
89% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
89% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
89% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
78% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
89% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
78% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
89% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
Learning community
61% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
78% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
89% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
94% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
72% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
61% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests

University TEF Outcome

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Statistics

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points48

  • Employment Rate90%

  • Average Graduate Salary£18000

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