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Are you socially engaged, media conscious, inventive, and fascinated by how the world works? Are you interested in new forms of political debate and engagement, from protest to parliament and back again, and from workers’ rights to environmental activism? This course positions politics in its historical and contemporary contexts, to enable you to explore the origins and impact of past events, and their implications for us now. You'll explore the rise and fall of empires, the emergence and re-emergence of popular movements, the relevance of feminism and gender politics, and political radicalism and reaction. This history with politics degree prepares you for a career that requires a questioning, rigorous approach and the ability to devise imaginative solutions to problems. More about the Professional Placement Year A Professional Placement Year (PPY), traditionally known as a sandwich year, is where a student undertakes a period of work with an external organisation for between 9-13 months. The placement occurs between the students' second and third years of undergraduate study. Students can engage in up to 3 placements to make up the total time and are required to source the placement(s) themselves with support from the Careers and Employability Team.
Year one You’ll learn how to draw on a wide range of historical and contemporary resources in order to make sense of some of the major issues we face, and some of the major debates of the day. Year two You’ll study a number of powerful historical themes, all of which have resonance in the contemporary world, and which raise important questions about political action and redress. Year three Placement Year Year four You’ll undertake increasingly independent work, allowing you to focus on the topics that matter to you, using formats and media that you can take beyond University and into the next stage in your career.
We use a mix of traditional and innovative assessments, including essays, group and individual presentations, poster work, online reports, surveys, projects, practical tasks, and exams. The precise methods will depend on your module choices. You’ll participate in a variety of activities, including lectures, seminars, field work, and workshops.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||M: 30 credits|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||26 points|
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||For visa nationals, with a minimum score of IELTS 5.5 in each component.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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