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The decisions made by governments and other political institutions have a huge effect on people’s lives. Studying politics gives you the chance to see how and why these decisions are made, while studying history lets you explore the impact of past decision-making on people in many different eras and cultures.
- History has a 95% student satisfaction rating (NSS 2019).
- You can choose from a range of historically and geographically diverse option modules to focus on topics that interest you the most.
- Opportunities to build up some very useful and transferable skills: analysis and communication, constructing a convincing argument, motivating yourself to work on your own, and developing your ability to work with others, assessing and solving problems together.
- Gain valuable work experience in your chosen field. This could involve working for an MP, or helping at a non-governmental organisation (NGO), educational institution or museum.
- Get involved with the student History Society and/or the student Politics Society to immerse yourself in your subject and gain practical experience organising events and activities.
Year 1 Core modules: The Modern World Britons Abroad 1500-2000 Introduction to Politics Issues in Justice; Ethics and Citizenship Year 2 Core module: Research Skills Option modules: Choose one option from a list which may include: Work Experience Placement Professional Work Placement Module Then choose one option from a list which may include: Hands on History: Voice Film and Material Culture Holy Wars: The Age of Crusades Reformation and Revolution Modern India: from Raj to Independence c.1860-1950 Hitler's Germany: Life and Death in the Third Reich Digital Victorians After the Black Death: Late Medieval Society Growing Up in the Past: Oral Histories of Childhood and Youth Then choose up to three options from a list which may include: Competing Perspectives on Development Ethnicity and Nationalism British Party Politics US Politics and Society Democracy and Democratisation Year 3 (optional placement year) Final year Core module: History and Politics Dissertation Option modules: Choose two options from a list which may include: History and Myth: Writing and Re-writing the Middle Ages Community and Identity in the Later Middle Ages Henry's Empire The Elizabethan Age The Great War: Culture and Society Britain on the Breadline Mindsets, Institutions and Madness The Body and the City The Dark Years, 1940-1944: Collaboration, Resistance and Memory in Wartime France Bloodlands: Historical Geography of Interwar East Central Europe India’s ‘Tryst with Destiny’: The Making and Re-Making of the World’s Largest Democracy Then choose two options from a list which may include: Terrorism and Conflict Resolution Debates in Political Theory The Government and Politics of Europe
Assessment will include essays, reports, exams, oral presentations and a dissertation. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||120 points||from a combination of Level 3 qualifications including a minimum grade B at A Level in History or Politics.|
|A level||BBB||including a minimum grade B in History or Politics.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM|
|Access to HE Diploma||M: 45 credits|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||120 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications including either Higher Level History or Higher Level Politics at grade 6.|
If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable. Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our Where are you from information pages - https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/where-are-you-from/ Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/
University of Huddersfield
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