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Course summary

Study history and political economy from the fall of Rome right up to the present day. You'll cover world economy and its history as well as the history of Western political ideas from Plato to the present. Develop quantitative skills and political insights as well as a deep understanding of history and its impact on today's world to equip you for a range of careers.Depending on the modules you choose, you can graduate with either a BA or a BSc degree. Key benefits

  • Study history and political economy in a truly global way, with support from experts in virtually all parts of the world
  • Incorporate historical and economic analysis into your consideration of current events, giving you the tools to better understand challenges in today's globalised world
  • Develop skills for a career where you can apply your understanding of political, economic and historical issues to the real world in roles where you can make a difference, e.g. civil service, think tanks, finance, consultancy, law, government, business and policy
  • This is a cutting edge programme, jointly offered by the Departments of Political Economy and History, each ranking 5th in Europe in the QS World University Rankings by Subject (2019). It draws on the best of both departments, and on specialist expertise in the Department of European and International Studies and the Russia Institute
  • Our location in the heart of London offers unrivalled access to the museums, libraries, historical sites, archives and cultural resources of the capital
  • Excellent employment prospects. King's is ranked 4th in the UK for graduate employability (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018)
  • Students have the option to study abroad at one of our partner institutions for the second semester of the second year. Current options include the University of Hong Kong, National University of Singapore, and Georgetown University
Please see our online prospectus for further details on this programme:

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

Required subjects: None Preferred subjects: History

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each skill
PTE Academic69 overall with a minimum of 62 in each skill
TOEFL (iBT)100 overall with a minimum of 25 in writing and 23 in each of the other skills
Cambridge English Advanced185 overall with a minimum of 176 in each skill
Cambridge English Proficiency185 overall with a minimum of 176 in each skill
Trinity ISELevel III (ISEIII) with merit in each skill
Institution's Own TestPass the King's Pre-Sessional English Language Programme with Band 7

We also accept a number of English language tests taken as part of school-level qualifications. For more details, please see our website. Please note that the course requirements are under Band B.

Band B

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For International fees and information, please see the course details on our online prospectus: The fees stated are for entry in the forthcoming September. If you are applying for deferred entry, to commence the following September, fees may be subject to change. All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.
History and Political Economy at King's College London, University of London - UCAS