History and Politics at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS

Course summary

Are you ready to critically explore the past and understand the crucial role of politics in shaping the world's future? Course description The BSc (Hons) History and Politics programme offers a well-rounded combination of historical and political exploration with practical experiences like field trips to historical sites and hands-on research in local archives. The programme delves into topics such as nationalism, state-building, war and peace, religious conflicts, and globalisation's historical context. Within the politics segment, you will explore topics such as security, political economy, democratisation, ethics, sports, gender, protests and religion. With the help of the integrated placement year, studying history and politics together fosters critical thinking, independence, and advanced analytical skills, preparing you for a successful career in a range of industries. Key course benefits

  • Opportunity to grow – 100% of students felt positive about the learning opportunities available to them (History programmes; National Student Survey, 2023)
  • Our academics are clear – 100% of students felt that teaching staff were good or very good at explaining things (History programmes; National Student Survey, 2023)
  • Gold standard teaching – Aston University was awarded Gold – the highest possible rating for the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF, 2023)
  • Experiential learning – Experience learning by doing with innovative modules like the award-winning EuroSim module
  • Earn more – Our graduates are among the highest paid in the country, earning on average £36,100 five years after graduating (Longitudinal Education Outcomes, 2023)
  • Safe in our hands – We were ranked top 5 in the UK for 'graduate prospects- on track' (Politics; Complete University Guide, 2023)
Course details Modules For more information on this course and a full list of modules, visit the course page: https://www.aston.ac.uk/study/courses/history-and-politics-bsc Assessment method For more information on the methods of assessment on this course, visit the course page: https://www.aston.ac.uk/study/courses/history-and-politics-bsc

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed carefully, including previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study the course. Whilst the grades listed here are our entry requirements, we understand that predicted grades are only an estimate. We will therefore consider applicants with predicted grades that fall below these entry requirements if the application is of a high standard. However, any offer made will not be lower than stated above. Entry onto our Foundation Year maybe offered as an alternative to the degree course if lower entry grades are achieved. Aston University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. If your qualifications are not listed here and you wish to check whether they meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the university.

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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
International £18250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees listed are for 2024 entry. For Sandwich courses the placement fee is £1250 for Home/UK students and £2,500 for International students. For Home students: Tuition fees for UK/Home students may change in line with government policy. When undertaking a placement year, a placement year fee applies. For International students: The International students fee is a fixed annual fee for the duration of the Programme, except whilst on placement when a placement year fee applies.
History and Politics at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS