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About the course
A historical approach is essential if you want to gain a proper understanding of the modern political world.
With our History and Politics BA, you develop an in-depth appreciation of the shifting historical context that leads to political change.
And at Sussex, you join a politically engaged community. You learn from leading researchers who shape the way we think about the present as well as the past.
Sussex graduates change the world. Our students become the leaders of the future, making discoveries, improving lives and changing things for the better.
Study with us to join a welcoming and inspiring community of staff and students from more than 140 countries.
We shape the world from a fantastic campus on the UK’s beautiful south coast.
We are the only UK university surrounded by a national park, so you can step off campus to explore the hills and woodlands of the South Downs. The vibrant, colourful and creative seaside city of Brighton & Hove is just nine minutes away.
With Brighton voted the happiest city in England for students, (Student Living Survey, Sodexo, 2018) there can be few better places to study.
See the modules you will study by year by going to the 'view course details' link.
How to apply
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
|A level||AAB - ABB||You should have a broad range of GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDD||You should have a broad range of GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 24 credits
M: 21 credits
P: 0 credits
|The Access to HE Diploma should be in the humanities or social sciences.|
|Scottish Higher||AAABB - AABBB||If you are taking Advanced Highers we would normally expect you to have at least BBB.|
|Extended Project||We take the EPQ into account when considering your application and it can be useful in the summer when your results are released if you have narrowly missed the conditions of your offer. We do not routinely include the EPQ in the conditions of your offer but we sometimes offer alternative conditions that include the EPQ. If you wish to discuss this further please contact Admissions at email@example.com|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||32 - 34 points|
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||Including at least 6.0 in each component.|
|PTE Academic||62.0||Including at least 56 in all four skills.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||88.0||TOEFL (iBT), including at least 20 in Listening, 19 in Reading, 21 in Speaking, 23 in Writing.|
Please see our English language requirements.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
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