History and Politics are deeply complimentary disciplines: history (and the writing of history) is entrenched in politics and political frameworks, while contemporary politics and political institutions, organisations and movements can only be fully understood when examined in longer historical patterns. Combining these subjects equips you with the analytical tools to explore and understand societies, both past and present. In our course, you'll explore the factors that have helped shape the modern world since 1789 – including war and revolution, nationalism and liberalism, democracy, socialism and fascism – from both the historical and political perspectives. Based in the heart of London, you'll make the most of the city’s resources, interacting first-hand with your subject matter through field walks and visits. Aside from learning the main themes, skills and approaches in both disciplines, you'll also be able to choose from a wide range of optional modules, which give you a truly global outlook: history lectures explore the modern histories of Europe, China, Africa, South-East Asia and America form British, European and international perspectives, while politics modules focus on Britain, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, Africa, Asia and America. Ultimately, by completing a degree in History and Politics here, you have the opportunity to study two fundamental disciplines in one of the world’s oldest and most influential political capitals. Research underpins much of our teaching, and we encourage you into a community of scholars through teaching that will enthuse and inspire you. London is our campus, but as students of a joint degree you are also given the opportunity to travel to international destinations from Europe to Asia.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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English language requirements
|6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each component
University of Westminster English Language Requirements
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