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BA (Hons)History and Politics / Professional Education

University of Stirling
United Kingdom, Stirling
Tuition fee £17,900 per year
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Overview

If you really want to understand the modern world, it’s essential to unlock the patterns of the past. History courses can help you do exactly that – and here at the University of Stirling, they take an innovative approach to guiding you through the major events and periods that have shaped us all.

A Politics degree helps you develop the intellectual, communication and analytical skills employers are looking for. You’ll open the door to a wide range of career opportunities – from politics itself, to connected arenas such as commerce, civil service, journalism, law and teaching. There are also plenty of opportunities to broaden your horizons by studying abroad during your course, including through our Politics-specific partnership with the Universities og Gothenburg in Sweden.

Choose our BA (Hons) / BSc (Hons) Education (Secondary) degree and learn from world-leading academics and outstanding teachers who have strong partnerships with local schools. This gives you access to cutting-edge practice and research throughout your secondary teaching degree.

Their pioneering approach to professional education gives you time to develop as a secondary school teacher. With our four year teaching degree, you’ll be able to grow in confidence and critically reflect on your skills. The course gives you a more personalised learning experience than the Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) route of only one year.

Career opportunities

A History degree from the University of Stirling opens up career opportunities in a range of sectors, from museums and heritage trusts to the civil service and worlds of marketing and journalism. Jobs directly related to a history degree include:

Heritage manager
Historic buildings inspector or conservation officer
Museum education officer
Museum or gallery curator
Museum or gallery exhibitions officer
Secondary school teacher
Civil Service fast streamer
Jobs where a history degree could be useful include:

Academic librarian
Archaeologist
Journalist
Civil Service administrator
Editorial assistant
Politician’s assistant
Solicitor
Primary School Teacher
Barrister
Marketing Executive
Business Consultant

From social and political research to journalism, marketing and HR, the Politics course opens up a broad range of career opportunities. Potential employers include international organisations such as the UN, the third-sector, the civil service, local and national government, lobbying organisations and commercial businesses. Jobs directly related to a Politics degree include:

Government Social Research Officer
Public Affairs Consultant
Civil Service Fast Streamer
Public Relations Account Executive
Politician’s Assistant

The majority of our Secondary Education graduates enter the Scottish Teacher Induction Scheme (TIS), which guarantees you employment for one year as a newly qualified teacher in a Scottish Local Authority school.*

Your teaching degree will also qualify you to enter into a wide variety of other professions, such as corporate training and development, museum and leisure education, educational psychology, translation or media.

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

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

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

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States