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Course summary

Place the study of politics in its historical context as you combine the analysis of political systems, institutions and policies with an exploration of modern history from across the globe. We are living in extraordinary political times, but can the lessons of history help us plot a path to calmer waters? 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 degree is for you. It enables you to approach key themes from both political and historical perspectives. You will gain a real-life understanding of the world of politics, looking at current practice in the UK, while also focusing on developments around the world. Historical context is provided by exploring 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 key transferable skills, including the ability to conduct research, craft a message to communicate a point of view, and analyse complex information.


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Assessment method

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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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If 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 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 or contact our Course Enquiries Team on 01695 657000 or email [email protected].

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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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

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