University of Chester

Degree level: Undergraduate

History and Politics

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Course summary

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Politics is a subject that confronts issues central in everyone’s lives. Politics at Chester is both theoretical and applied. It is about decision-making, conflict resolution and power. It explores the role of the state, government and institutions both domestically and internationally. Politics at Chester asks how we structure society and how society structures us. Moreover, it presents opportunities to engage with and critique ideas, as well as to apply theories to actual situations using case studies and scenarios. By studying the human past, it can help you gain a better understanding why the world is as it is and a greater appreciation of your place in it. Studying History will help you to acquire the skills that employers value, such as critical thinking, teamwork, communication skills, information handling and original thinking.

Course details

Modules

For the latest example of curriculum availability on this degree programme please refer to the University of Chester's Website.

Assessment method

Politics - As a student at the University of Chester you will be assessed in a number of different ways. Most forms of assessment will be coursework based including essays, reports and posters. You may also be assessed via written (seen and unseen) examinations as well as presentations. History - You will be assessed through a variety of written work, as well as individual and group presentations. Written work assignments include book reviews, literature reviews, document analyses, essays, research dissertations, ranging from 500 words to 2000 words to 8000 words, and produced as coursework or in closed or open examinations.


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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeLV21
Institution code C55
Campus nameChester
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level BCC - BBC Including one of the following subjects: Ancient History, Classical Civilisation, History, Politics, Sociology
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM BTEC Extended Diploma/Diploma: Dsitinction/merit profile plus one of the following GCE A-level subjects: Ancient History, Classical Civilisation, History, Politics, Sociology
Access to HE Diploma Access to HE Diploma, to include 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at Merit (including 15 in History)
Scottish Higher BBBB Including History
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points Including 5 in HL History
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3 Including History

Please note that the Welsh Baccalaureate (core) and A Level General Studies will be recognised in our offer. We will also consider a combination of A Levels and BTECs/OCRs.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
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

The University may increase these fees at the start of each subsequent year of your course in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index. These fee levels and increases are subject to any necessary government, and other regulatory, approvals.
History and Politics at University of Chester - UCAS