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This joint honours degree combines the complementary but distinctive disciplines of politics and history to enable you to approach the key themes of the programme from both political and historical perspectives. If you are curious about how decisions are made and communicated, why we have certain structures and organisations and how they came to be formed, then this is the degree for you. You will gain a real-life understanding of the world of politics, looking at current practice in the UK, while also focusing on developments and changes around the world. Historical context is provided by exploring and understanding key themes and events in modern history relevant to political and social development, from African-American civil rights to the origins of the Israel/Palestine conflict. You will graduate with a set of key transferable skills including the ability to conduct research, craft a message to communicate a particular point of view and analyse and understand complex information.
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Politics modules will be assessed through a combination of examinations, essays, reports, debates, presentations and practical work. The focus in all History assignments is on analysis and argumentation. These skills will be assessed using a variety of different exercises including essays, examinations, book reviews, primary source analysis, presentations and contributions to online discussions.
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How to apply
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|Campus name||Ormskirk (Main Campus)|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
International students should visit our website for further information: edgehill.ac.uk/international
|UCAS Tariff||112 - 120 points||Preferably to include A Level History or equivalent.|
|A level||BBC - BBB||Please note, the above represents an example of how you can achieve the required number of tariff points, however you can also achieve this with other combinations. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||Please note, the above represents an example of how you can achieve the required number of tariff points, however you can also achieve this with other combinations. However, please be aware that an A Level History qualification is preferred for this course.|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 24 credits M: 21 credits P: 0 credits||Please note, the above represents an example of how you can achieve the required number of tariff points, however you can also achieve this with other combinations.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H3, H3, H3, H3, H3||A minimum of five subjects at Grade H1-H3 will be required.|
As long as you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as the Welsh Baccalaureate and Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven’t been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards. For further information on how you can meet the entry requirements, including details of alternative qualifications, please visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/offers or contact our Course Enquiries Team on 01695 657000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|