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There is politics in almost everything we do. It is the study of power: who gets it, why they seek it and by what means they obtain it. Its principal focus is on power relations among individuals, social groups and nations. Studying history will help you to understand how past affects every aspect of our lives, - from the language we speak, to the politics of race, gender, religion and identity. The Joint Honours degree will provide you with the skills to explore the social and political landscape of human consciousness throughout time and place. You will discover how people lived, and how they perceived and interacted with the world around them. Investigating past events, you will encounter war, injustice, new frontiers, political upheaval, ancient civilisations, invasions, conspiracies, catastrophes and revolutions. You will gain a firm grasp of political and current affairs, understand the news headlines, seeing beyond them to the real issues of politics, and be in a better position to comment upon and understand what the politicians are really saying.

The Joint Honours degree offers you an opportunity to study two subjects at degree level, enabling you to benefit from high quality teaching across more than one subject.

A wide variety of options mean you can pursue your own interests – with things becoming increasingly flexible as you progress through the course. With practical skills training, including advanced analytical approaches, as well as placement and study abroad opportunities – with all the experience that brings – this degree opens doors to a range of interesting and rewarding career possibilities and provides the skills to progress to higher research programmes.

There is politics in almost everything we do. It is the study of power: who gets it, why they seek it and by what means they obtain it. Its principal focus is on power relations among individuals, social groups and nations. Studying history will help you to understand how past affects every aspect of our lives, - from the language we speak, to the politics of race, gender, religion and...

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Course Content

The proposed Joint Honours degree provides students with an opportunity to study two subjects at degree level. The programme is carefully developed to balance modules from each subject area, while allowing students to undertake an independent project in Year 3.

Year 1

In Year 1, you’ll explore a range of key topics to enable you to begin to develop a thorough understanding of History and Politics.

Year 2

In Year 2, you’ll continue to build on your knowledge and skills developed in Year 1. A range of option units will be available to you.

Year 3

This course offers a placement year option which can be taken up in Year 3. During the placement year, although you will be supervised directly by the company you are employed by, you will also be allocated an Academic/Placement Tutor. They will provide support and guidance, assess your progress and generally monitor your welfare for the time you are away from the University.

Where a placement is not undertaken you will study the following final year units. Please note, these option units are indicative of what options may be on offer in Year 3 of this programme but may be subject to change.

Year 4

If you have completed a placement in Year 3 you will study the following final year units in Year 4.

Please note, these option units are indicative of what options may be on offer in Year 4 of this programme but may be subject to change.

The proposed Joint Honours degree provides students with an opportunity to study two subjects at degree level. The programme is carefully developed to balance modules from each subject area, while allowing students to undertake an independent project in Year 3. Year 1 In Year 1, you’ll explore a range of key topics to enable you to begin to develop a...

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Entry Requirements

UCAS tariff points/grades required

104-112

Minimum of 104 UCAS tariff points from 3 A Levels or equivalent (such as DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma)

Specific GCSE requirements

GCSE English Language at grade C or grade 4. Equivalent qualifications (eg. Functional Skills) may be considered

Non Tariffed Qualifications

Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum 106 UCAS Tariff Points

UCAS tariff points/grades required 104-112 Minimum of 104 UCAS tariff points from 3 A Levels or equivalent (such as DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma) Specific GCSE requirements GCSE English Language at grade C or grade 4. Equivalent qualifications (eg. Functional Skills) may be...

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