Bath Spa University

Degree level: Undergraduate

History with Politics

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Course summary

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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. Combined Honour Awards At Bath Spa University many of our undergraduate programmes can be combined, so you don’t have to limit yourself to one subject. If you choose to study a combined award then in Year One you’ll start by studying both subjects in equal depth, then from Year Two you can choose whether to continue with an equally joint course, or a Major/Minor route.

Course details


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 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.

Assessment method

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

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course codeHH26
Institution code B20
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level BCC - CCC A Level - grades BCC-CCC accepted with Grade C in History or related subject preferred
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM BTEC - Extended Diploma grades Merit, Merit, Merit (MMM) preferred in a related subject
Access to HE Diploma M: 30 credits Access to HE courses - typical offers for applicants with Access to HE will be the Access to HE Diploma or Access to HE Certificate (60 credits, 45 of which must be Level 3, including 30 at merit or higher).
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 27 points International Baccalaureate - a minimum score of 27 points required with grade 5 or above in History at Higher Level

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6For visa nationals, with a minimum score of IELTS 5.5 in each component.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
History with Politics at Bath Spa University - UCAS