History and Politics

University of Nottingham

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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This exciting degree combines modules in history and politics, allowing you to explore a range of ideas and events spanning centuries and continents. As the course progresses, you will build upon a solid theoretical foundation with a diverse range of optional modules. These allow you to specialise in areas such as social and global justice, terrorism and security, and ethnic conflicts. Your studies throughout the degree will be guided by expert teaching staff, who work at the forefront of academic thought and debate, enabling you to engage with cutting-edge theories and the very latest research in your lectures and seminars.

Course details


In your first year, you will take core modules in History and Politics to build a solid understanding of the key principles and theories underlying these disciplines. You will build on this in your second year, when you can take our especially designed course - History and Politics: A Problem or a Solution? - and also five 20 credit modules across the two departments (including the History core module, The Contemporary World since 1945). In your third year you will take a special subject in History, a range of optional modules, and complete a 10,000-word dissertation focusing on an aspect of politics or history that interests you the most. You will also choose from a further range of optional modules covering topics that particularly interest you.

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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeVL12
Institution code N84
Campus nameUniversity Park Campus
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAA Including A in History. General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Applications assessed on an individual basis, please contact the University.
Access to HE Diploma Considered on an individual basis. Please contact the school for further information. GCSE English at grade C or above is also required.
Scottish Higher AAABB This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Advanced Higher grades AA including History.
Scottish Advanced Higher AA Including History with grade A and Scottish Highers AAABB including History with grade A.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 points with a minimum of 6 points in History at Higher level.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) A plus grades AA at A level including History.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, M1, M1 Including History as principal subject at D3.

European Baccalaureate - 85% overall including 80% in History, GCSE requirements - English grade C ( numeric grade 4)

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
International £18420* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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University of Nottingham
University Park

Clearing contact details

Clearing and Adjustment

0115 951 5559

Course Clearing information

Additional information

Please visit our website at www.nottingham.ac.uk/clearing to access our online Clearing forms. For clearing entry requirements, please visit the vacancy listings on our website from Thursday 13 August 2020 as the Clearing and Adjustment entry requirements for the course may differ from the standard entry requirements. Please visit www.nottingham.ac.uk/clearing for more information.

Course contact details

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Undergraduate admissions

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History and Politics at University of Nottingham - UCAS