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Course summary

Are you intrigued by how power has shaped the world that we live in and by the impact of global events on our lives? History and Politics explores big issues such as conflict, the environment, and human rights and aims to provide an understanding of the impact of governmental decisions within society. You will engage in conversations around power, leadership, policies and political action, exploring how these have changed over time and how they inform the contemporary world. This programme will equip you with key analytical skills and the confidence to share opinions and insights. Why choose this course?

  • No. 1 in the UK. Britain's best university, ranked by students (Student Crowd University Awards, 2022)
  • Global Top 300 for Social Sciences (Times Higher Education World University Subject Rankings, 2022)
  • Gain insight into various eras, cultures and societies, developing a broad understanding and interpretation of history
  • Learn to critically evaluate and reflect on political and historical events and how these impact the world we live in, supported by inspiring teachers
  • Discover diverse cultures through an optional International Year at one of our partner universities across the globe
Our combined honours History and Politics course at Keele investigates how the past has shaped the world and the societies that we live in today, with consideration of power, justice, conflict, legitimacy, accountability, and governance. History at Keele is taught by academics who are active researchers and experts across a diverse range of fields (from political, social, economic and cultural history to the history of gender, health, sexuality and religion) and periods (from late-antiquity to the present day). You will develop your knowledge, critical thinking, and analytical skills by studying a range of topics but will also benefit from the opportunity to specialise in areas that align to your personal interests and career aspirations. You will be able to trace the course of change in key areas of human history and appreciate the impact of events, forces, and processes on individual societies and the world as a whole. You will explore why citizens are increasingly disillusioned with politics; what a democracy is; when and how it’s legitimate to protest; and the effects of different models of government. You can tailor your studies to your interests, whether theoretical, historical or oriented to specific issues. Our academics in the School of Social, Political and Global Studies are active researchers, with expertise in environmental politics, European and American politics and international relations. This will enable you to build subject knowledge in a range of areas, broadening your career prospects after university. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.

Modules

For a list of indicative modules please visit the course page on the Keele University website.


How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please see our website for our full range of entry requirements

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.keele.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/undergraduatecourses/historyandpolitics/#entry-reqs


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
45%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
70%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Please note, our fees for 2024 entry will be available soon. Although we review our fees annually and these may change, our 2023 entry fees are detailed on our course pages, and a summary is available on our website: keele.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/tuitionfeesandfunding/undergraduatetuitionfees/
History and Politics at Keele University - UCAS