Nottingham Trent University

Degree level: Undergraduate

History and Politics

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Course summary

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This stimulating joint honours degree has been created to allow you to explore the numerous fundamental issues which are affecting society globally. The course is ideal for anyone who is interested in major issues which are affecting our lives and combined with History it makes a very relevant and stimulating course. Themes will include the UK's decision to leave the European Union to whether we will receive a pension when we reach retirement age. HISTORY will introduce you to diverse peoples, nations and ideas from medieval and early modern right through to contemporary history within Britain and across to the Americas, Asia and the Far East. POLITICS is designed for students who want to gain a comprehensive understanding of the issues which are dominating our lives such as the European Union and the wars in the Middle East. This course will introduce you to Political Systems which will outline political parties and interest groups. It will also introduce you to the basic ideas, movements and language in which politics is enacted. The course is devised to ensure that you gain valuable transferable skills that you can utilise for years to come. HISTORY at NTU offers exciting opportunities to discover and understand the past through a range of skills and approaches. This course offers a diverse curriculum, covering periods from AD 700 to the present day. The course offers a range of ways to make sense of the past and how it has impacted societies in the present day. The academic team at NTU teaches specialist modules informed by their own research specialisms, including; History Matters, Conflicts and Cultures in Mid-Victorian England 1850-1880 and Real Life Work Project. The course encourages you to be passionate, focused and to have a willingness to engage with independent learning. 94% of History students would recommend studying at NTU (NSS 2020). Politics has been combined with history to create an exciting, dynamic and relevant degree. This course will help enhance your interpersonal skills so that you're ready for the transition from university into the world of work. This course aims to provide you with vital skills such as; focus, passion and the ability to think critically about the world and social issues. You'll develop excellent project management skills and be able to manage your time efficiently. Our recent graduates have pursued a variety of exciting roles including; policy adviser, recruitment consultant, conservation assistant, sales manager, education officer and government officer. 91% of our BA (Hons) History and Politics students are in work or further study within just six months of finishing their degree (DLHE 2016/17).

Course details


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How to apply

Application deadlines

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

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course codeLVF1
Institution code N91
Campus nameClifton Campus
Campus code2

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 104 points
A level 104 UCAS Tariff points from four A-Levels (two of which must be A-Level equivalent)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma Pass your Access course with 60 credits overall with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) 104 UCAS tariff points from your BTEC level 3 National Diploma and up to two A-Level or equivalent qualifications.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) 104 UCAS tariff points from your BTEC level 3 National Extended Certificate and up to three A-Levels or equivalent qualifications
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English grade C/4 GCSE Maths or GCSE Science grade C/4 or equivalent

We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Tuition fees for 2021 entry are yet to be confirmed. As a guide and to enable you to plan your finances, the fees for Home (UK / EU) undergraduate students for 2020-21 are £9250. The current expectation is that the University may increase this for future and subsequent years of study in line with inflation and as specified by the Government.
History and Politics at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS