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About the course
Explore the relationships between contemporary politics and the history of the modern world as you learn from world experts, debating the very latest research and topics. On this degree you will learn to analyse carefully, to make well-informed and well-reasoned decisions, and to argue persuasively. You’ll also learn to challenge received wisdom, and develop different views, thoughtfully and respectfully. Above all, the joint study of these complementary disciplines will allow you to hone your skills of critical thinking.
Taught jointly between the School of History and the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies, you’ll get to experience the best of what both have to offer. For example, you will have the chance to explore the political context of war alongside the historical causes. You might focus on the theory behind globalisation whilst learning about its impact. Or discover how the thinking behind communism relates to living under its realities.
Our History and Politics BA is the perfect course for anyone who’s interested in the way history and politics impact on one another; it’s an exciting opportunity to study history within a broad sense of political context.
Your degree will be taught by experienced and internationally-renowned academics. Our modules are inspired by their research interests and expertise, putting you at the forefront of the historical and political debate. And the structure of the degree is very flexible, so you can choose your preferred balance between history and politics in your second and final years, and tailor your learning to your interests.
You’ll gain a foundation in the history of various nations, which will enable you to understand better the complexities of global politics and diplomacy today. You’ll have the chance to investigate the political motivations of those who held power in the past and those who hold power today. And you’ll be able to take a long view on some of the most influential and important current debates today. What, for example, is the historical background to political notions of gender, class and race? What about current theories of globalisation, in the context of the impact of the industrial revolution?
Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: www.uea.ac.uk
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.
If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||ABB||including a History-related subject.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM||Accepted alongside a grade B or above in a History related A-level. Excludes BTEC Public Services, BTEC Uniformed Services and BTEC Business Administration.|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
|including a History module. Humanities and Social Sciences pathway preferred. Other relevant pathways may be accepted. Please contact the University directly for further information.|
|Scottish Higher||AAABB||including a History-related subject.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||including a History-related subject. Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||32 points||including Higher Level 5 in History. If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||BCC||including a History-related subject.|
GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade 4 or C and GCSE Mathematics grade 4 or C.
We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please visit our website www.uea.ac.uk or email email@example.com
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||6.5 overall, minimum 6.0 in any component|
We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing). We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please check our website for details.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Norwich Research Park
Clearing contact details
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