History and Politics (W64) at Open University - UCAS

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Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

History and Politics (W64)

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Course summary

This wide-ranging course will develop your knowledge of history while providing a critical understanding of political issues, concepts and institutions. You’ll tackle such exciting and challenging issues as power and equality, debates in politics at the national and global level, culture and beliefs, imperialism and resistance, class and gender. You'll learn the skills of both the political scientist and the historian in studying historical and contemporary political debates as well as analysing contested political issues and future trends and investigating a range of critical approaches to analysing history and politics. Key features of the course

  • Discover why the ‘long’ nineteenth century was such an exciting period in the history of the British Isles
  • Explore the political ideas, institutions and processes that help govern our world
  • Develops skills relevant to political and historical research and writing directed to a range of audiences


This diploma has two stages, each comprising two compulsory modules. You’ll begin Stage 1 with a stimulating introduction to the arts and humanities, studying diverse topics from multiple cultures and historical periods. You will then progress to studying a range of social science subjects (criminology, economics, environmental studies, geography, international studies, politics, social policy and sociology) and learning the tools of social sciences. Next, in Stage 2, you will focus on the subjects of history and politics. In your politics module you will explore how political ideas, institutions and processes help govern our world. In your history module you will learn about the British Isles from 1789 to 1914, a period of rapid transformation and when it was the workshop of the world.

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

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

There are no formal entry requirements to study this qualification.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £14544 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £13968 Whole course
Scotland £4752 Whole course
Northern Ireland £4636 Whole course
Wales £5248 Whole course
EU £14944 Whole course
International £14944 Whole course
Channel Islands £14944 Whole course

Additional fee information

Fee information is valid for modules starting before 31 July 2025. Fees typically increase annually.
History and Politics (W64) at Open University - UCAS