History and Politics at University of Nottingham - UCAS

Course summary

Contemporary political ideas and practice are heavily influenced by modern history. For example, the political institutions and culture of contemporary America and France can only be understood with reference to the American and French Revolutions of the late eighteenth century. Politics and history are complementary disciplines, using different methods of research and analysis. On this course you will use primary and secondary historical sources to research, write and debate history. You'll also learn how to compare and contrast different political institutions, systems and behaviours. The second year 'History and Politics: A Problem or Solution?' module is specifically designed for this course. In this module, you reflect on the complementary nature of the two disciplines. It sits alongside optional modules, covering a wide chronological and geographical range.


You will take 120 credits of modules each year. In year one, in politics you will take 60 credits of core modules. You will learn about crises and controversies in post-war and contemporary British politics. You will also take 20 credits of core history modules, giving you an introduction to the skills and methodologies of history as a discipline. You will also take 40 credits of optional history modules from a range. In year two, you will take the integrated 'History and Politics: a Problem or a Solution?' module. The remainder of your 100 credits will be taken from a mix of optional politics and history modules. You will choose from two scenarios in your final year, specialising in either history or politics, but while maintaining a mix of both disciplines. In scenario one, weighted towards history, you will either take two 20-credit politics modules and a 40-credit Special Subject and 40 credit history dissertation. In scenario 2, weighted towards politics, you will take a 40 credit politics dissertation together with two 20 credit politics modules and the 40 credit History Special Subject. Placement and volunteering opportunities are available in the School of Humanities, as well as via the Nottingham Advantage Award. You can also spend time overseas through the University of Nottingham Study Abroad programme.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

European Baccalaureate - 85% overall including 8.5 in History,

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
EU £21500* 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 £21500* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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History and Politics at University of Nottingham - UCAS