History with Politics at University of Buckingham - UCAS

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Course summary

History is one of the most popular subjects among UK university students, and with good reason. Having a historical perspective enables people to make sense of today’s rapidly changing world. Employers like it because history teaches you to think for yourself, to work under pressure, and to construct a coherent argument from the evidence. Historical research has never been more exciting than it is today, with the internet making available so many treasures from the archives. Our BA History programme has been carefully designed and fine-tuned by Buckingham’s team of experienced and high-calibre historians. Students begin with survey courses covering major themes in the political, economic, and cultural history of Britain and Europe from the 1500s to today. They then advance to more specialised subjects including empire, global migration, and heritage studies. The degree culminates in an independent dissertation, utilising skills that have built up over the entire period of study at Buckingham. So the programme not only teaches history; it also teaches you to think historically and to research and write history. BA History (Hons) with Politics option Our major/minor combinations allow you to study multiple subjects and earn a degree that truly reflects your interests. History with Politics is a very popular combination, pairing two highly interrelated subjects. Your History modules, which will make up two-thirds of your total course of study, all have significant political elements, from the transformation of the English monarchy under Tudor and Stuart kings and queens to the often painful birth of democracy in the age of Atlantic revolutions, to the rise and fall of totalitarianism in the twentieth century. Similarly, Politics modules often have a heavily historical element, presenting contemporary American or Cuban politics with reference to those nations’ pasts. By taking History with Politics, you will finish your course with a richer understanding of both the world in which you live and the past societies that shaped it.


The Age of Revolutions; The Age of Enlightenment; Issues in World Politics; The European Century 1815-1914; Confidence and Crisis: The United Kingdom in the Nineteenth Century; Politics of Latin America; Introduction to Heritage Management; Museum Studies; Political Communication; Europe in Conflict 1914-1945; Warfare and Welfare: Britain's Twentieth Century; Cuban Politics; Theories of Empire and India; The Historian at Work; Politics of the Middle East - Issues and Themes; Africa and the Dominions; Immigration and Identity in British History; Government and Politics of China; Comparative Politics Iran and Russia; Victorian Culture; Victorian Culture; International Relations: Theories and Concepts

Assessment method

The assessment of individual modules within each course varies according to the subject. Assessment is usually by examination, assessed coursework, or a combination of the two.

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

With staff and students from over 90 countries around the world, the University enjoys a wonderful and culturally diverse atmosphere. We provide support for students from outside the UK including: assistance with visa application and renewal; guaranteed accommodation in halls of residence; and a personal tutor to support your academic studies. Academic staff are available to help and advise, and operate an open-door policy. We have the best staff to student ratio of any university in the UK. Our students have formed a number of overseas clubs, and there is a sports and social programme each term to ensure you enjoy your time with us. Our idyllic setting between Oxford and Milton Keynes offers access to a range of cultural and social activities and Bicester Village, the renowned shopping outlet is a short bus ride away. English Language requirements: it is very important that your English level is of a good standard for you to be successful in your studies. All applicants must achieve specific requirements in all four components (listening, reading, speaking and writing). Please check our website for more details of the undergraduate or postgraduate language requirements for your course. https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/international/english-language-requirements/

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Typical offers The standard entry requirements for History are A-level : BBB-BBC , IB:31-32 or equivalent qualifications. Applications are individually considered by the Admissions Office and other factors may be taken in to account. Applicants with BTEC qualifications are welcome to apply. Where an applicant is taking the EPQ alongside A-levels, the EPQ will be taken in to consideration and result in lower A-level grades being required. Foundation options are also available. Please contact the Admissions Office ([email protected] or +44 (0)1280 820227) for more information. Applications to Buckingham are individually considered by the Admissions Tutor and other factors may be taken in to account. Applicants with BTEC qualifications are welcome to apply, including if you have a mix of BTEC and A levels. Equivalent A level grades are also accepted (for example BBD equivalent to BCC) Where an applicant is taking the EPQ alongside A-levels, the EPQ will be taken in to consideration and result in a slightly lower A-level grade offer. Foundation options are also available. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information. Applicants must also have GCSE English and Maths at Grade C / Grade 4, or above (or equivalent). If English is not your first language you will also need an IELTS score of 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each component) Flexible entry All of our undergraduate programmes operate a flexible entry process, and the Admissions Tutor is happy to consider entrants from all backgrounds with slightly lower qualifications, if they are able to demonstrate an alternative eligibility for the course. This may be in the form of relevant work experience, keen aptitude and a passion for the subject, or unlocked potential that you feel can be discovered through your studies at Buckingham. If you are uncertain whether you will be eligible to apply for this course, please contact the Admissions Team.

English language requirements

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £27750 Whole course
Northern Ireland £27750 Whole course
Scotland £27750 Whole course
Wales £27750 Whole course
Channel Islands £27750 Whole course
EU £44400 Whole course
International £44400 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £44400 Whole course

Additional fee information

Course fees do not include additional costs such as books, equipment, writing up fees and other ancillary charges. Where applicable, these additional costs will be made clear.
History with Politics at University of Buckingham - UCAS