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History and Politics University of Greenwich Degree level: Undergraduate

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Our history and politics degree offers an in-depth introduction to history and politics in a setting with a rich historical and political heritage.

Why study this at Greenwich?

  • This programme will allow you to combine the study of history and politics

  • Study history at a World Heritage Site, itself a living legacy of British scientific, maritime and imperial history, as well as a thriving multicultural centre

  • Explore a wide range of topics, from global events to community history, and from witchcraft to the World Wars

  • Address questions such as: ‘Why do people vote the way they do?’ “What do words such as 'democracy', 'power', 'freedom', 'rights' and 'liberty' mean?”

  • Responses to these questions are covered by the study of international and comparative politics, government, citizenship and political theory and philosophy

  • In the third year, students also have the opportunity to develop practical and professional skills through a dissertation or work placement

This programme will allow you to combine the study of History and politics, two subjects which have always been very closely related.

You will study history at a World Heritage Site, itself a living legacy of British scientific, maritime and imperial history, as well as a thriving multicultural centre of contemporary Britain. You will explore a wide range of topics, from global events to community history, and from witchcraft to the World Wars.

You will also address questions such as: Why do people vote the way they do? What do words such as 'democracy', 'power', 'freedom', 'rights' and 'liberty' mean? Responses to these questions are covered by the study of international and comparative politics, government, citizenship and political theory and philosophy. In the third year, students also have the opportunity to develop practical and professional skills through a dissertation or work placement.

Outcomes
The aims of this programme are:

  • To offer students a range of courses which provides an appropriate introduction in history and politics

  • To nurture the development of open, creative and critical thinkers who are able to apply these qualities of mind in a variety of intellectual contexts

  • To provide an environment in which skills relevant to citizenship, employability, and lifelong learning may be developed.

Course details

Modules

Year 1
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses:

  • Introducing History: Ideas and Practice (30 credits)
  • Conflict, Commerce and Culture: Britain and the World, 1600-2000 (30 credits)
  • Comparative Politics (30 credits)
  • Introduction to Politics and International Relations (30 credits)

Year 2
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses:

  • Working in Politics and International Relations (30 credits)
  • Politics and Development in Asia and Africa (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options:

  • 'The People's War': The Second World War, Society, Culture and Legacy (15 credits)
  • Island Nation: Britain and the Sea 1805 - Present (15 credits)
  • Atlantic Worlds 1650-1783 (15 credits)
  • Empire and Nation in the Middle East (15 credits)
  • Remaking English Society, c. 1550-1760 (15 credits)
  • Witchcraft in Early Modern England and New England (15 credits)
  • History Work Placement (30 credits)
  • Footprints of Everyday Life: The Environmental History of Modern Britain (15 credits)
  • Global Exploration at Sea: From Columbus to Scott (15 credits)

Year 3
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses:

  • International Relations and International Security (30 credits)
  • Political Conspiracy and Slander (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options:

  • History Work Placement (30 credits)
  • The History Dissertation (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options:

  • A Global History of Genocide (30 credits)
  • Gendering the British: Nation, Citizenship & Rights (30 credits)
  • Britain and the Suppression of the Slave trade 1807-1867 (15 credits)
  • Cities of the Sultans: Life in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire (15 credits)

Assessment method

Assessment is through both formative and summative coursework tasks and examinations. Coursework takes a range of forms, and can include:

  • Individual and group projects
  • Oral and screencast presentations
  • Critical commentaries on primary and secondary sources
  • Online portfolios, blogging and podcasting
  • Analytical essays
  • Work placements

Feedback on assessments is given within three working weeks of submission, and offers students constructive advice on the strengths of submitted work and areas for improvement.


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 code VL12
Institution code G70
Campus name University of Greenwich (Greenwich Campus)
Campus code G

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 104 points You will also require GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths at grade 4 or above (for pre-2017 GCSEs, grade 4 equates to C grade). General Studies is not usually accepted.
A level BCC General Studies is not usually accepted.
Access to HE Diploma A minimum of 45 credits at Level 3. You may be asked to come for an interview if you have this qualification.

We accept alternative qualifications including:

- BTEC/National Diploma
- International Baccalaureate
- Scottish Highers
- Irish Highers.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please see our website for full information, including course exceptions - https://www.gre.ac.uk/finance/fees/undergraduate-fees

Provider information

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University of Greenwich
Old Royal Naval College
Park Row
Greenwich
SE10 9LS


Course contact details

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Recruitment Office

020 8331 9000


School of Humanities and Social Sciences