History and Politics at Queen Mary University of London - UCAS

Course summary

Are you interested in the evolution of political ideas and institutions, and the history behind the world's major powers? Taught by experts from the Schools of History and Politics and International Relations, our joint honours degree in History and Politics examines the close links between these two disciplines. This degree is designed to help you understand the modern world and uncover the history of political thought. You'll get an excellent grounding in both history and politics - covering a variety of historical periods, regions and ideas, as well as political theory, ideas and ideologies, and government and institutions. You can choose from a range of option modules in both subjects, giving you the opportunity to explore specialist areas as diverse as colonisation in African history, the Russian Tsars and Bolsheviks, Britain in the Second World War, building the American Nation, comparative European politics, and the twenty-first century War on Terror.


Year 1 Compulsory History in Practice Thinking Politically: Introduction to Concepts, Theories and Ideologies Choose from: Unravelling Britain: British History since 1801 Global Encounters: Conquest and Culture in World History Remaining choices from: Background to British Politics Building the American Nation 1756-1900 Controversies of Science and Technology in the Making of the Modern World Europe 1000-1500: The Middle Ages and their legacy Europe in a Global Context since 1800 Global Histories Reformation to Revolution: Europe and the World 1500-1800 Screening History: Representing the Past in the Contemporary Historical Film The Foundations of Modern Thought: Introduction to Intellectual History Political Analysis, Introduction to International Relations and Politics in Action Please note that all modules are subject to change. Further information about modules in Year 2 and 3 of the course can be found on our course webpage.

Assessment method

Students are assessed by a combination of coursework and exams. Some modules are assessed by coursework only. In your final year you’ll work on a 10,000 word dissertation researching a specialised area of history that particularly interests you.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

All applicants to Queen Mary must show they meet a minimum academic English language standard for admission and to be successful on the course. Please refer to the website below for details on our English Language requirements by course and acceptable alternative qualifications. You will also find important information regarding UKVI's English requirements if you are applying as an international student and will require a Student Visa to enter the UK.

Queen Mary University of London: English Language Requirements


Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Our most recent information regarding tuition fees can be found at http://www.qmul.ac.uk/tuitionfees/
History and Politics at Queen Mary University of London - UCAS