History and Politics, BA Hons

History and Politics, BA Hons

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.

The aims of this programme are:

  • To offer students a range of courses which provides an appropriate introduction in history and politics
  • To nurture the development of open, creative and critical thinkers who are able to apply these qualities of mind in a variety of intellectual contexts
  • To provide an environment in which skills relevant to citizenship, employability, and lifelong learning may be developed.

UCAS code

VL12 G BA/HisPol

Department

History, Politics & Social Sciences

Location

Greenwich Campus

Attendance

3 years full-time
6 years part-time

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

300 UCAS points

OF WHICH 260 points or more from A2 or an equivalent qualification

PLUS GCSEs to include English and mathematics at grade C or above.

* Applicants may be invited to interview.

* Entry requirements are subject to change. Please check the website to confirm detailed requirements before making your application.

Assessment

Assessment is through examinations and coursework tasks, including individual and group projects, presentations, critical reviews and portfolios, as well as conventional analytical essays.

Career options

Graduates can pursue careers 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.

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

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

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

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

Part time

Year 1

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

Year 2

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

Year 3

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

Year 4

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

Year 5

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

Year 6

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

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