University of Lincoln
Modern History BA (Hons)
University of Lincoln

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 £20000 £19000 £23000
25-75 percentile range £18500 - £23000 £15500 - £23500 £17500 - £29000

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

Modern History at Lincoln specialises in history from 1800 to the present day. This close focus offers the opportunity to better understand and navigate an increasingly socially, culturally, and politically complex world.

The BA (Hons) Modern History is distinctive both for its focus on modern history, and for the breadth of topics that students can choose to study. Students will have the opportunity to study British, European, American, and global history.

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 Modern History BA (Hons) at University of Lincoln

19% Business and public service associate professionals
19% Administrative occupations
8% Elementary occupations
7% Teaching Professionals
7% Sales occupations
5% Customer service occupations
5% Secretarial and related occupations
3% Managers, directors and senior officials
3% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
3% Welfare and housing associate professionals

Students are assessed through a wide variety of methods on the course to help them build their skills as historians, and to develop skills needed for employment. Assessment methods may include: essays, exams, source analysis, presentations, assessed seminar participation, and digital assessments such as exhibitions or blog posts.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

From a minimum of 3 A Levels or equivalent qualifications.

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for History

Qualification requirements

112 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 4 Highers or a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers.

45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points

The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and will consider applicants who have a mix of qualifications. We also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All Degrees

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


Tuition Fees Modern History BA (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
International £14700 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)
  • year 2

University Rankings

Positions of University of Lincoln in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Lincoln in related subject specific rankings.

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #25 
    • #29 
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #31 
    • #39 
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

See all 20 university rankings of University of Lincoln

About University of Lincoln

The University of Lincoln is a publicly funded research university in Lincoln, England. The main campus is close to Brayford Pool, a natural lake in the centre of the city of Lincoln. As an educational institution it puts an emphasis on the quality of its teaching, ensuring students arrive at their exams feeling as prepared as possible.

List of 202 Bachelor and Master Courses from University of Lincoln - Course Catalogue

Student composition of University of Lincoln

  • We Are STUDENT LIFE | University Of Lincoln
  • International Students Reflect on their Time at University | University of Lincoln
  • International Student Stories | University of Lincoln
  • Postgraduate Experience at the University of Lincoln

Where is this programme taught

Lincoln Campus
map marker Show on map
Lincoln (Main Site)
map marker Show on map

Similar courses

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
Modern History BA (Hons) University of Essex 85% 0% 15% £9250 £16850 125 Colchester On campus Full-time
Medieval and Early Modern History with Foundation Year BA (Hons) Canterbury Christ Church University 96% 5% 5% £9250 £14500 108 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Hanes Modern a Gwleidyddiaeth BA (Hons) Aberystwyth University 91% 0% 0% £9000 £14300 125 Aberystwyth On campus Full-time
Modern History BA (Hons) Brunel University 85% 0% 10% £9250 £16335 103 Uxbridge On campus Full-time
International Relations and Modern History BA (Hons) University of East Anglia 74% 0% 0% £9250 £17100 £18000 123 Norwich On campus Full-time
Modern History and Politics BA (Hons) University of Southampton 91% 5% 5% £9250 £19300 150 Southampton On campus Full-time
Medieval and Early Modern History BA (Hons) Aberystwyth University 93% 5% 6% £9000 £14300 120 Aberystwyth On campus Full-time
Modern History (Including Year Abroad) BA (Hons) University of Essex 85% 0% 15% £9250 £16850 125 Colchester On campus Full-time
Modern History (Including Placement Year) BA (Hons) University of Essex 85% 0% 7% £9250 £16850 116 Colchester On campus Full-time
Modern History and International Relations BA (Hons) University of Essex 83% 11% 2% £9250 £16850 114 Colchester On campus Full-time