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BA in Politics & Modern History (Full Time)

Aberystwyth University

Bachelor Degree , Modern History

Course Description

Our Politics and Modern History degree scheme concentrates on recent history and politics and places the study of political ideas and institutions in the context of an understanding of historical development. It combines the expertise of political scientists and historians in an integrated course structure that allows you considerable latitude in the choice of modules. Teaching will be shared between the Department of International Politics and the Department of History and Welsh History, both of which have established notable reputations for teaching and research in their respective fields.

Our Politics and Modern History degree scheme concentrates on recent history and politics and places the study of political ideas and institutions in the context of an understanding of historical development. It combines the expertise of political scientists and historians in an integrated course structure that allows you considerable latitude in the choice of modules. Teaching will be shared...

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Course Content

In your first year you will discover:

  • Historical skills;
  • New methods and periods;
  • The most exciting recent historical and political works;
  • The development and progress of international relations during the twentieth century;
  • A range of perspectives and approaches to the study of international politics.

In the second and Third year you will explore topics such as:

  • Historical method;
  • Political theory;
  • Early Modernity in Europe;
  • War and Society in History;
  • The evolution of warfare since Napoleon;
  • Romantic Wales;
  • Gender in History;
  • British Society and the French Revolution;
  • Napoleon;
  • Britain at War;
  • The Third Reich;
  • The Vietnam War;
  • Ritual , Kingship and Power in Norman and Angevin England;
  • Political and historical aspects of the Cold War;
  • The Intelligence and security in the twentieth century;
  • The role warfare in the history of key states and regions (such as the USA, Russia UK & Ireland, and the Middle East).

In your first year you will discover: Historical skills; New methods and periods; The most exciting recent historical and political works; The development and progress of international relations during the twentieth century; A range of perspectives and...

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Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff 96 - 120

A Levels BBB-CCC

GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4):
English or Welsh

BTEC National Diploma:
DDM-MMM

International Baccalaureate:
30-26

European Baccalaureate:
75%-65% overall

UCAS Tariff 96 - 120 A Levels BBB-CCC GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4): English or Welsh BTEC National Diploma: DDM-MMM International Baccalaureate: 30-26 European Baccalaureate: 75%-65%...

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Assessment Methods

We assess our students through essays, reports, examinations, book reviews, learning logs and presentations.

We assess our students through essays, reports, examinations, book reviews, learning logs and presentations.