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BA (Hons)History and Politics

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Overview

This programme will allow you to combine the study of History and politics, two subjects which have always been very closely related.

You will study history at a World Heritage Site, itself a living legacy of British scientific, maritime and imperial history, as well as a thriving multicultural centre of contemporary Britain. You will explore a wide range of topics, from global events to community history, and from witchcraft to the World Wars.

You will also address questions such as: Why do people vote the way they do? What do words such as ‘democracy’, ‘power’, ‘freedom’, ‘rights’ and ‘liberty’ mean? Responses to these questions are covered by the study of international and comparative politics, government, citizenship and political theory and philosophy. In the third year, students also have the opportunity to develop practical and professional skills through a dissertation or work placement.

Programme structure

Year 1
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Introducing History: Ideas and Practice (30 credits)
Conflict, Commerce and Culture: Britain and the World, 1600-2000 (30 credits)
Comparative Politics (30 credits)
Introduction to Politics and International Relations (30 credits)

Year 2
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Working in Politics and International Relations (30 credits)
Politics and Development in Asia and Africa (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Global Exploration: From Columbus To Scott’s Antarctic (30 credits)
‘The People’s War’: The Second World War, Society, Culture and Legacy (15 credits)
Island Nation: Britain and the Sea 1805 – Present (15 credits)
Atlantic Worlds 1650-1783 (15 credits)
Empire and Nation in the Middle East (15 credits)
Remaking English Society, c. 1550-1760 (15 credits)
Witchcraft in Early Modern England and New England (15 credits)
History Work Placement (30 credits)

Year 3
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

International Relations and International Security (30 credits)
Political Conspiracy and Slander (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

History Work Placement (30 credits)
The History Dissertation (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

A Global History of Genocide (30 credits)
Gendering the British: Nation, Citizenship & Rights (30 credits)
Britain and the Suppression of the Slave trade 1807-1867 (15 credits)
Cities of the Sultans: Life in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire (15 credits)

Career opportunities

Career opportunities are available in research, teaching, administration, central and local government, librarianship and information services, museums and heritage management, information and communications, media, publishing, the voluntary sector, the National Health Service, and business. Some career options may require further study.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States