The University of Nottingham
Ancient History and History BA (Hons)
The University of Nottingham

Key Course Facts


Salary of Graduates in History

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of History 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 £25000 £27000 £34000
25-75 percentile range £20000 - £28000 £21000 - £33000 £27000 - £44500

Salary of all UK Graduates of History

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £23070 £22856 £27697
25-75 percentile range £19059 - £27185 £17647 - £28615 £20983 - £35780

Course Description

Are you fascinated by all periods of history? On this course, you will encounter an incredibly broad sweep of events including political, cultural and social change from ancient Greece and Rome to the present. Topics cover politics, empire, gender, slavery, warfare, religion, art and science. You will learn to connect approaches to these themes across the ancient, medieval and modern periods.

You will undertake detailed studies of primary source material, including written texts and material artefacts. The course will help you develop perspectives and skills in historical enquiry and critical analysis. You will also discover the challenges and rewards of taking a broader view of the classical world, together with wider historical perspectives. The module combinations on offer allow you to take your studies beyond Europe, to regions including North Africa and Asia.

As a joint honours student, you will benefit from skills development and assessment methods from both subjects. Each subject is taught separately, but you may choose a uniting theme for your final year dissertation.

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

Required skill level of job after 15 months

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

Example below based on all graduates of Ancient History and History BA (Hons) at The University of Nottingham

35% Business and public service associate professionals
15% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
15% Artistic, literary and media occupations
10% Administrative occupations
10% Teaching Professionals
10% Elementary occupations
10% Other Educational Professionals

Grading & Study Time

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Including A in History. General Studies and Critical Thinking not accepted.

Including History with grade A. This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Advanced Higher grades AB including History.

Considered on an individual basis. Please contact the School for further information. GCSE English at grade C or above is also required.

Including History with grade A and Scottish Highers ABBBB including History with grade A.

with a minimum of 6 points in History at Higher level.

Applications assessed on an individual basis, please contact the University.

plus grades AB at A level including History.

Including History at D3.

European Baccalaureate - 77% overall including 8.5 in History, GCSE requirements - English grade C ( numeric grade 4)

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Ancient History and History, BA (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Ancient History and History BA (Hons)

Ireland £9250 year 1
EU £20000 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
International £20000 year 1

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, 2024

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 Nottingham in top UK and global rankings.

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

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #17 
    • #19 
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #48 
    • #56 
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #21 
    • #61 
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #19 
    • #101 
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 22 March, 2023]

See all 28 university rankings of The University of Nottingham

About The University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham is a government funded research university based in Nottingham, England. Their aim is to become global leaders in education and research, cultivating a culture of curiosity and ambition. The university’s main campus is located approximately half an hour’s bus ride away from Nottingham city centre, which gives students the peace and quiet they need to study while not removing them completely from metropolitan comforts.

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