Manchester Metropolitan University

Degree level: Undergraduate

History and Politics

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Course summary

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There is politics in almost everything we do. It is the study of power: who gets it, why they seek it and by what means they obtain it. Its principal focus is on power relations among individuals, social groups and nations. Studying history will help you to understand how the past affects every aspect of our lives - from the language we speak, to the politics of race, gender, religion and identity. This Joint Honours degree will provide you with the skills to explore the social and political landscape of human consciousness throughout time and place. You will discover how people lived, and how they perceived and interacted with the world around them. Investigating past events, you will encounter war, injustice, new frontiers, political upheaval, ancient civilisations, invasions, conspiracies, catastrophes and revolutions. You will gain a firm grasp of political and current affairs, understand the news headlines, seeing beyond them to the real issues of politics, and be in a better position to comment upon and understand what the politicians are really saying. The Joint Honours degree offers you an opportunity to study two subjects at degree level, enabling you to benefit from high quality teaching across more than one subject. A wide variety of options mean you can pursue your own interests – with things becoming increasingly flexible as you progress through the course. With practical skills training, including advanced analytical approaches, as well as placement and study abroad opportunities – and all the experience that brings – this degree opens up doors to a range of interesting and rewarding career possibilities and provides the skills to progress to higher research programmes. This course has a Foundation Year available. Features and Benefits

  • We place a strong emphasis on key employability skills. Our units, teaching and assessment are geared, in part, around the practical skills needed to ensure you’re fully prepared for your future career.
  • Each year offers increasing levels of flexibility with a broad range of option units, so you can choose to specialise in areas that interest you.
  • You will have the opportunity to gain real-world experience through placement units or a dedicated sandwich year in the UK or abroad.
  • Study two subjects at degree level, enabling you to benefit from high quality teaching across more than one subject.
  • Our course provides flexible opportunities for internationalisation, from an opportunity to study a foreign language as part of the course, to going on an exchange programme in the second year.
  • The teaching team is friendly, supportive and committed to research-informed teaching, providing you with an intellectually challenging environment. As a student at the Manchester Metropolitan University, you will benefit from pastoral care and a study support network designed specifically for Joint Honours students.

Course details


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 codeVLC3
Institution code M40
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
UCAS Tariff 104 - 112 points Equivalent qualifications and combinations will be considered, including Extended Project (EPQ) at grade C or above. AS levels (or qualifications equivalent to AS level) are not accepted. Please contact the University directly if you are unsure whether you meet the minimum entry requirements for the course.
A level BCC - BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 106 UCAS Tariff points
Scottish Higher 104-112 UCAS Tariff points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D - D*D*
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points 26 IB Diploma Points or 104-112 UCAS tariff points from Higher Level.

GCSE grade C/4 in English language. Equivalent qualifications (e.g. Functional Skills) may be considered


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

For more information on fees, please visit: https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/ba-history-and-politics?start=september-2021#sub-six
History and Politics at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS