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A joint honours degree, our History and Politics BA (Hons) course will give you equal exposure to both subject areas – making it the perfect choice for those of you with an interest in both areas. Our BA (Hons) History and Politics degree offers a range of optional modules to choose from you’ll be able to tailor the course to suit your interests and career aspirations. The course is split equally between the two subject areas. Its structure provides you with the ability to choose from an extensive range of optional modules tailoring the course to suit your interests and career aspirations. History The historical component of the degree spans the period from 1600 to the present, focusing mostly on the modern era. Its subject matter includes Britain and mainland Europe, but extends further afield to North America, the British Empire, Soviet Russia, South Asia, Australia and China. It begins with broad survey courses, proceeds with the history of individual countries or themes and culminates in specialist case studies. Politics The political component of the degree equips you to think critically and analytically about contemporary political issues, actors and institutions. It allows you to understand the mechanics of a variety of political institutions at a domestic and international level, as well as topical issues, ideas and controversies. For further insight into what you can expect to study on our History and Politics BA (Hons) course, please see the list of modules below.
For a full list of areas studied, see the 'What You'll Study' section of the course page on our website.
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||ABB||ABB (General Studies accepted)|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM||BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM Preferred subjects: Art and Design, Business, Media, Health and Social Care|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits overall including 45 at Level 3. Please obtain: 23 Level 3 Credits at Distinction, rest at Merit..|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DD||A Level Grade B plus Distinction Distinction. Preferred subjects Art and Design, Business, Media, Health and Social Care|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||D||A Level Grades BB plus Distinction. Preferred subjects: Art and Design, Business, Media, Health and Social Care|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||AB||AB, plus Highers at majority A/B grades|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||34 points||34 (6,5,5 HL)|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Applicants taking the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma will be asked to achieve the A level requirements for their course as part of their qualification. The Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted alongside two A levels providing individual course entry and subject requirements are met. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/|
|Extended Project||We recognise the benefit of the Extended Project in developing independent research and critical thinking skills. We would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, and while we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||We accept a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website – please view the individual course typical offers on our website and choose Ireland in the Country/region drop-down field for more information.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects or a combination of the Pre-U and A levels, provided a minimum of three subjects overall are taken. We recognise the benefit of the Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) course in developing independent study and research skills. While we would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions. However, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results.|
Loughborough accepts a wide range of qualifications for entry as outlined on our website www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/entrance-requirements/. This information details the general requirements and should be read in conjunction with the information given for each course.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Additional entry requirements
Applicants are usually selected solely on the basis of their UCAS application, but in exceptional cases, an interview may be required. If applicants are made an offer of a place, they will be invited to visit the department giving them the opportunity to meet staff and students, see facilities and get an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough.
English language requirements
All applicants are required to demonstrate that they have an appropriate level of English language. For full details of the acceptable English language requirements see our website
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|