School of Social, Historical and Political Studies

History and Religious Studies with Sandwich Placement

BA (Hons) Sandwich 4 years

History and religion are important factors that shape our lives and mould our identities.

History and religion are important factors that shape our lives and mould our identities.

Why choose this course?

History and religion are important factors that shape our lives and mould our identities. This fascinating and thorough course allows you to examine a wide range of themes and issues from local, national and global perspectives. Focusing on the religious, cultural, political, social and economic aspects of historical change, you will be encouraged to study particular areas of historical interest and controversy in depth.

In your studies, you will learn the essential techniques of critical analysis, research methods and the skills required for handling and processing information. You will also be given the opportunity to demonstrate your understanding of different approaches in History and Religious Studies through a varied and dynamic learning and teaching environment.

 
Using traditional and enhanced electronic forms of learning, the degree enables you to achieve your full potential, developing the skills for successful study and future employment. The course actively encourages intellectual curiosity and digital literacy and lets you apply the skills you have learned in the classroom to relevant work situations. Our graduates are in high demand and employers value the critical awareness, communication skills, initiative and organisational abilities the course instils in our students.

What happens on the course?

Sandwich Year

You will have the opportunity to undertake a 40 credit placement at Level 5 of study.

5LW022 Supervised Work Experience (40 Credits)

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

 This is an ideal course for students who want to go into teaching with a responsibility for RE and History in the primary sector, or as RE or History specialists in secondary schools and FE colleges. Whilst students focus on one subject for a secondary PGCE, the ability to offer another curriculum subject is a strength when applying for teaching posts.

The skills, competencies and knowledge you learn through this degree are also directly relevant to a wide variety of careers. Information work, librarianship, archive management, museum administration and heritage management are professions that actively employ our graduates. Similarly, the course provides the key analytical and digitally literate skills that are much sought after in the fields of local government, the civil service, the media and a wide range of business and commercial activities. Many graduates have gone on to undertake applied research at postgraduate level.
 
In addition, the practical engagement with local religious communities provides a good foundation for employment in the public sector. Religion is an important aspect of many people’s lives and understanding religion is highly relevant to the caring professions, social services, community work, the police, nursing and a wide range of business activities.

 

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

 The Religious Studies course is innovative in the extensive engagement with the local religious environment in Wolverhampton. Many religious communities are within walking distance of the campus and allow for sessions to link the classroom and community.

 Staff have recent and relevant experience of teaching in secondary schools and have been involved in local and national developments in Religious Education.

The course allows you to study a full range of historical topics in an innovative, supportive and exciting environment.
  • You will be taught by leading scholars and academic experts, with a proven and respected research and publications record.
  • You will be able to study particular themes and issues that interest you, rather than undertaking surveys of long periods of history.
  • You will develop key historical and transferable skills in a stimulating environment that is geared towards academic achievement, personal development and future employability.
The combination of Religious Studies and History is particularly relevant for students aiming to enter a career in education.
The central strand of technology running through the course means that graduates will be digitally literate and have a good understanding of the design and presentation of materials for different audiences.

 

 A successful graduate from this course will be able to demonstrate:

  1. A critical understanding of the problematic nature of interpreting the past, the variety of theoretical and methodological approaches, and the multiplicity of sources available in History and Religious Studies;
  2. A critical engagement with key historiographical debates and the ability to address these in depth using primary and secondary sources, including an informed appreciation of the processes of continuity and change over an extended time-span;
  3. The ability to analyse the historical construction and changing nature of identities, as defined principally by place, religion, ethnicity, gender and class;
  4. Knowledge, understanding and application of theories and methods to analyse religion and religions;
  5. Knowledge and understanding of religion and religions in a variety of historical, local and global contexts;
  6. The use of appropriate technologies in digitally literate and enterprising ways to support research, process data and produce written work and presentational material.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Sandwich £9250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Sandwich £9250 per year 2020-21
International Sandwich £12000 per year 2019-20
International Sandwich £12250 per year 2020-21

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

2020 Entry         

Typical entry requirement: 96 UCAS points

  • A Levels - grades CCC / BCD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades MMM
  • Access to HE Diploma: 45 L3 credits at Merit

Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points

Other Requirements

Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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