Politics and Contemporary History University of Chichester

Undergraduate

Our Politics and Contemporary History programme situates its analysis of international and domestic politics in terms of the historical development of global society. This programme allows you to specialise in the recent past and to be equipped as a political scientist. It includes British, European, American and African history and politics. With this degree, you will develop your awareness of how our contemporary society, culture and politics have been shaped by historical events and political processes. We draw on developments from the late-nineteenth century to analyse contemporary politics, as well as social, economic and cultural trends.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    23 September 2019

  • Duration

    3 years


Course details

Modules

The degree includes teaching on the following themes: British Political Organization and the Practice of Politics; Political Concepts and Comparative Contexts; Democracy, Human Rights and Security; War Studies; The United States of America: Politics, Identity and Culture; Twentieth and Twenty-First Century British and European History; Africa and the African Diaspora; and Political History. Meanwhile, students receive a solid grounding in the theoretical approaches and research methods in History and Politics, and will have the opportunity to complete an individual research project under the personal supervision of experienced researchers. This modular structure offers sufficient flexibility to allow students to take additional vocational modules, such as the work placement, and to spend a semester or two at one of our partner universities abroad.


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 C58
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level ABB - CCC
Access to HE Diploma M: 12 credits
Extended Project The University welcomes the Extended Project Qualification and this will be taken into account in offers (where presented by an applicant).
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points

The University welcomes mature applicants who may not have the standard entry requirements listed here. As an alternative, a 'non-standard entry portfolio' may be set for the applicant to complete in order to demonstrate their readiness for higher education.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0
PTE Academic 50.0

The standard entry requirement for this programme is IELTS 6.0 with no element lower than 5.5. However, you can begin your 3-year degree programme with IELTS 5.5. Our International Route allows you to take 4 credit-bearing modules in International English Studies (IES) as part of your first year studies. This means you study 4 modules in your chosen subject and 4 in International English. The IES Modules allow you to focus on personal language development and your use of English as an academic language. Then, at the end of your first year, you’ll have all the necessary language skills to transfer to full study of your main subject. If you have an IELTS score under 5.5 you can still begin a 3-year degree programme with us. In this case we provide a 5 or 10 week intensive Presessional Programme in English language and academic skills. For the 10 week Programme you’ll need IELTS 4.5, and IELTS 5.0 for the 5 week Programme.

Further details of our international entry requirements can be found on our website.

https://www.chi.ac.uk/international/entry-requirements/undergraduate-study-babscfdafdsc


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
International £13,000 Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Fees may be subject to change according to any changes by government.