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History and Politics at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS

History and Politics

University of East Anglia UEA

Degree level: Undergraduate

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About This Course Explore the relationships between contemporary politics and the history of the modern world as you learn from world experts, debating the very latest research and topics. On this degree you will learn to analyse carefully, to make well informed and well reasoned decisions, and to argue persuasively. You’ll also learn to challenge received wisdom, and develop different views, thoughtfully and respectfully. Above all, the joint study of these complementary disciplines will allow you to hone your skills of critical thinking. Taught jointly between the School of History and the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies, you’ll get to experience the best of what both have to offer. For example, you will have the chance to explore the political context of war alongside the historical causes. You might focus on the theory behind globalisation whilst learning about its impact, or discover how the thinking behind communism relates to living under its realities. Overview Our History and Politics BA is the perfect course for anyone who’s interested in the way history and politics impact on one another. It’s an exciting opportunity to study history within a broad sense of political context. Your degree will be taught by experienced and internationally renowned academics. Our modules are inspired by their research interests and expertise, putting you at the forefront of the historical and political debate. And the structure of the degree is very flexible, so you can choose your preferred balance between history and politics in your second and final years, and tailor your learning to your interests. You’ll gain a foundation in the history of various nations, which will enable you to understand better the complexities of global politics and diplomacy today. You’ll have the chance to investigate the political motivations of those who held power in the past and those who hold power today. And you’ll be able to take a long view on some of the most influential and important current debates today. What, for example, is the historical background to political notions of gender, class and race? What about current theories of globalisation, in the context of the impact of the industrial revolution?   Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: www.uea.ac.uk

Course details


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How to apply

Application deadlines

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15 January

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Course codeVL12
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 grade B or above in a History related A-level. BExcludes BTEC Public Services, BTEC Uniformed Services and BTEC Business Administration.
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits including a History module. Humanities or Social Sciences pathway preferred. Other pathways are acceptable, please contact the University directly for further information.
Scottish Higher AAABB including a History-related subject.
Scottish Advanced Higher BCC including a History-related subject.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 31 points including Higher Level 5 in History.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal 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)6.56.5 overall, minimum 5.5 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 £15900 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.
History and Politics at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS