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BA in History with Politics (Full Time)

London South Bank University

Bachelor Degree , History

Course Description

Underpinned by a commitment to social justice and global responsibility, this degree can help you fulfil a career as a historically-informed and globally-engaged citizen.

How has the past influenced and changed contemporary society and politics? What can history teach us about how change happens and how political systems and democratic processes evolve over time? Study history with politics and you'll gain a greater understanding of how society and political systems work.

Underpinned by a commitment to social justice and global responsibility, this degree can help you fulfil a career as a historically-informed and globally-engaged citizen. How has the past influenced and changed contemporary society and politics? What can history teach us about how change happens and how political systems and democratic processes evolve over time? Study history with...

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Course Content

Modules cover an array of enticing topics, including historical research methods, protest movements and activism, war and social change in the 20th century, and globalisation and development.

Year 1

  • Historical sources and methods
  • Revolutions, wars and the making of the modern world
  • Introduction to political theory
  • Historical practice and research
  • War and social change in the 20th century
  • Politics, decision making and democracy

Year 2

  • Global governance, regionalism and the nation state
  • American history and American cinema
  • 20th century British history: democracy, crisis and modernity
  • Issues in criminal justice history

Plus two optional modules from:

  • Gender difference and equality
  • The environment, sustainability and climate change
  • Work placement
  • European politics in transition
  • Globalisation and development

Year 3

  • Research project

Plus four modules from:

  • Life and times in Nazi Germany
  • Modern Ireland: from independence to the Celtic tiger
  • Suffrage to citizenship: female activism in 20th century Britain
  • Black history
  • Genocide and crimes against humanity
  • Politics and protest
  • Contemporary dynamics of the world system

Modules cover an array of enticing topics, including historical research methods, protest movements and activism, war and social change in the 20th century, and globalisation and development. Year 1 Historical sources and methods Revolutions, wars and the making of the modern world Introduction to political...

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Entry Requirements

  • A Level BCC or:
  • BTEC National Diploma MMM or:
  • Access to HE qualifications with 9 Distinctions and 36 Merits or:
  • Equivalent Level 3 qualifications worth 106 UCAS points
  • Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English, or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).

  • A Level BCC or:
  • BTEC National Diploma MMM or:
  • Access to HE qualifications with 9 Distinctions and 36 Merits or:
  • Equivalent Level 3 qualifications worth 106 UCAS points
  • Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English, or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).