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BA (Hons)History and Politics

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Overview

This course gives you a unique opportunity to study two deeply complementary disciplines. History and Politics make natural bedfellows: history (and the writing of history) is entrenched in politics and political frameworks, whilst contemporary politics and political institutions, organisations and movements can only be fully understood when examined in longer historical patterns. Combining these degrees thus equips you with the analytical tools to explore and understand societies, both then and now.

In this course, you will explore the factors which have helped shape the modern world since 1789 – including war and revolution, nationalism and liberalism, democracy, socialism and fascism – from both the historical and political perspectives. Based in the heart of London, you will make the most of the city’s resources, interacting first-hand with your subject matter through field-walks and visits. Aside from learning the main themes, skills and approaches in both disciplines, you will also be able to choose from a wide range of optional modules, which give you a truly global outlook: history lectures explore the modern histories of Europe, China, Africa, South-East Asia and America to offer British, European and international perspectives, whilst Politics modules focus on Britain, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, Africa, Asia and America. You can study an elective module from across the university in each year, and also take a credit-bearing history or politics internship or language class.

All of these things are aimed not only at creating the minds of the future, but also at enhancing your employability for life after university. By gaining a wide range of research, analytical and evaluative skills, our graduates are highly sought after by employers in education, government, international organisations, media, marketing, NGOs and all sectors of industry. In fact, during your degree you have the option to undertake either history or politics-focused internships, or to learn a new language, opportunities which many of our students seize and thoroughly enjoy.

Ultimately, by completing a degree in History and Politics here, you have the opportunity to study two fundamental disciplines in one of the world’s oldest and most influential political capitals. Research underpins much of our teaching, and we encourage you into a community of scholars through teaching which will enthuse and inspire you. A wide range of assessments includes essays, critical analyses, documentary analyses, individual and group presentations, blogs, open and closed book exams, statistical analyses, reports and a dissertation.

London is our campus, but as students of a joint degree you are also given the opportunity to travel to international destinations from Europe to Asia. We look forward to meeting you.

Career opportunities

Graduates have a wide range of research, analytical and evaluative skills, and are highly sought after by employers in education, international organisations such as the EU and the UN, media and marketing, NGOs, the Civil Service and the Foreign Office, and all sectors of industry.

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