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Philosophy and History

University of East Anglia UEA

Degree level: Undergraduate

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About the course What is History? How do we know about the past? What are causes? And what is it to explain events or changes or the decisions that altered the course of history? Many historical questions turn on issues that have important philosophical ramifications. If you love to enquire, not just into the past but into the ideas with which we approach the past, then this degree will allow you to do both and to bring the two together. With a rich choice of modules in both subjects, our degree offers stimulating opportunities for you to develop as a historian and as a philosopher, exploring how these subjects interact with each other. In your philosophy modules, you will examine how philosophical thought and debate has developed over time, and how contemporary questions have emerged from a history of intellectual exchange. In your history modules, you will discover how philosophical ideas about politics, religion, ethics and science have changed the course of history in concrete ways. Course overview Questions about the human condition, and how we came into our current predicament, are among the puzzles you’ll try to unravel in a Philosophy and History degree. Study with us and you’ll pursue your enquiries in a rigorous and stimulating intellectual environment, where you’ll discover the distinct and complementary contributions that philosophy and history make to our understanding of human life and experience. Throughout your degree you’ll be invited to examine how history and philosophy interact with each other. In year two you’ll take our keystone module, Philosophy of History and Politics for Second Years. Here you will draw on the skills, methods and concepts that you have learnt as both a philosopher and an historian. You can choose to follow it up with the complementary module in the following year, Philosophy of History and Politics for Third Years. In addition to any compulsory modules, you’ll be able to choose from our full range of History and Philosophy modules in your second and third years. All are designed to develop your skills as a thinker, as an historian, as an acute critic and writer, and simply as a person with views and a voice of your own. During your time with us you’ll work with leading lecturers and professors in philosophy and history, whose work is discussed the world over. You’ll be listening to them as they develop new ideas, and helping them to identify new ways forward.   Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: www.uea.ac.uk

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How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Course codeVV51
Institution code E14
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBB including a History related subject
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM Accepted alongside History A-level at grade B or above. Excludes BTEC Public Services, BTEC Uniformed Services and BTEC Business Administration.
Access to HE Diploma D: 0 credits M: 45 credits to include a History module. Humanities or Social Sciences pathway preferred. Other pathways are acceptable, please contact the University directly for further information.
Scottish Higher AABBB including a History related subject.
Scottish Advanced Higher CCC including a History related subject.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 31 points including higher level 5 in History. If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal including History. Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us

GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade 4 or C and GCSE Mathematics grade 4 or C. We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please visit our website www.uea.ac.uk or email admissions@uea.ac.uk


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in any component)

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing). We will also accept a number of other English Language qualifications. Please check our website for details.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £15600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. Fees for continuing students (i.e. those on courses of greater than one year in length) will normally increase annually. This increase will not exceed 4% or the % increase of the UK Government regulated fee whichever is higher. The fee increase is based on the fee for the year that you register. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.
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