The University of Manchester
Modern History with Economics BA (Hons)
The University of Manchester

Key Course Facts

Course Description

BA Modern History with Economics is a flexible course built around the study of modern history, economic history, economics and political economy.

A key feature of the course is the opportunity you have to develop and apply transferable skills drawn from studying related academic disciplines in history and the social sciences.

Broad course units in history and economics constitute the core of the degree in the first two years, leading to more specialist options (in history and economics/political economy) in Year 3, including a 12,000-word independent research project.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 18 graduates of Modern History with Economics BA (Hons) at The University of Manchester for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Modern History.

Overall student satisfaction
64 /100
18 total respondents
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Salary

Salary of Graduates of Modern History with Economics BA (Hons) at The University of Manchester

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Modern History with Economics BA (Hons) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £28000 £30500 £40500
25-75 percentile range £24000 - £32500 £22500 - £40500 £29500 - £57000


Salary of all UK Graduates of Modern History

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £24971 £25117 £31337
25-75 percentile range £20963 - £30025 £19226 - £32513 £22743 - £41504

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Modern History with Economics, BA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Modern History with Economics BA (Hons) at The University of Manchester

25% Administrative occupations
20% Business and public service associate professionals
15% Finance Professionals
15% Elementary occupations
5% Information Technology Professionals
5% Sales occupations
5% Teaching Professionals
5% Process, plant and machine operatives
5% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals

Grading & Study Time

Assessment Methods

Study Time Distribution



Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Grades ABB to include History, plus either Economics or Maths (the Grade A must be in one of these three subjects). Typical Contextual Offer: Grades BBB to include History, plus either Economics or Maths.

We normally require grades ABBBB in Scottish Highers, plus Advanced Higher at Grade A. These achievements must include History, plus either Economics or Maths. The Advanced Higher must be in one of those three subjects. English Language and Mathematics not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 grade C / Intermediate 2 grade C / Standard Grade Credit level grade 3). If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the Academic School(s) to which you plan to apply.

AS level results are not considered as part of the standard admissions process at The University of Manchester.

We require a QAA-recognised Access to HE Diploma (a minimum of 60 credits overall with at least 45 at Level 3), with merit or distinction in a subject area relevant to the chosen course. The specific course requirements are either GCSEs in both English and Mathematics (at Grade B/6 or higher), or achievement at Level 2 (GCSE-equivalent) by, for example, having six credits each in English and Maths. We also consider other factors such as additional educational achievements, life experience and skills on an individual basis. We also require a minimum of 30 credits with a Distinction grade, plus 15 credits with a Merit grade, all in a Humanities-related subject. 15 of the Distinction credits should be in the pre-requisite subject required for A-levels.

We normally require grades ABBBB in Scottish Highers, plus Advanced Higher at Grade A. These achievements must include History, plus either Economics or Maths. The Advanced Higher must be in one of those three subjects. English Language and Mathematics not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 grade C / Intermediate 2 grade C / Standard Grade Credit level grade 3). If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the Academic School(s) to which you plan to apply.

The University recognises the benefit of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. We strongly encourage you to provide information about the EPQ in your personal statement and at interview. For this programme, as well as the regular conditions of offer, we may make students who are currently taking or completed the EPQ an alternative offer.

34 points overall. 6,5,5 in Higher Level subjects (including History, and Economics or Maths, with 6 in any of these subjects).

We consider the National Extended Certificate for entry, preferably in a subject relevant to this course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Extended Certificate with a Distinction grade, PLUS two A-levels at Grades BB (one of these A-levels should be in History; the other either Economics or Maths).

We consider the Technical Extended Certificate for entry, preferably in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Extended Certificate with grade Distinction, plus two additional Level 3 qualifications such as A Levels at grades BB, one of which must be in History; the other must be in either Economics or Maths.

The University welcomes and recognises the value of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma/Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and usually requires two A Levels or equivalent to be included within this. The minimum grade required will normally be the same as the lowest grade listed in the A Level entry requirements. If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the academic School(s) you plan to apply to.

We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects, or a mix of Pre-U and A Level subjects, provided a minimum of three distinct subjects overall is taken. Candidates taking Pre-U principal subjects in conjunction with A levels are expected to achieve a combination of D3,M2,M2 in the Pre-U and ABB at A level in three distinct subjects. If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the Academic School(s) you plan to apply to.

The University recognises a number of foundation programmes as suitable for entry to this undergraduate programme: Applicants completing the INTO Manchester in partnership with The University of Manchester international foundation programme are required to achieve ABB in academic subjects and grade B in the EAP with writing and speaking grade B and listening and reading grade C. Applicants completing the NCUK International Foundation year are required to achieve ABB in academic subjects and grade B in the EAP with writing and speaking grade B and listening and reading grade C. Please read this in conjunction with our A-level requirements, noting any pre-requisite subjects.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic) 7 With a minimum Writing score of 7.
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Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa requirement

All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.

International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.

Permission to work while studying

University of Manchester is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.

Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)

After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.

Costs

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2023

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of The University of Manchester in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of The University of Manchester in related subject specific rankings.

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #10 
    • #11 
    History
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #20 
    • #23 
    History
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #7 
    • #41 
    History
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]

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About The University of Manchester

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