University of Suffolk

Politics and History University of Suffolk Degree level: Undergraduate

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During a period of profound and unprecedented political upheaval, a degree in politics and history will equip you with the skills necessary to lead and succeed in a changing world.

Combining your politics degree with the study of history is a smart choice. Everyday politics at local, national and international level provides the material out of which history comes to be understood.

As well as exploring British and international political structures, our course offers a distinct focus on ‘political action’ across party politics, campaigns and community politics, all within the context of history.

Throughout the course, we maintain a critical focus on how political ideas and policies have translated into ‘real, felt’ political action and outcomes ‘on the ground’. This includes relating theory to issues of historical and contemporary social justice and social policy.

Politics and history graduates have an important range of analytical and organisational skills applicable to many graduate opportunities. Jobs directly related to this degree include Government and Civil Service roles, covering public affairs, consultancy and research. Jobs in the field of marketing, media, public relations, and local government are also popular.

The political landscape is changing. New relationships are being forged between the left and right, and between localism, nationalism and globalism, but there are always lessons to learn from the past. There has never been a more exciting time to study this degree.

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 L290
Institution code S82
Campus name University of Suffolk
Campus code I

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 112 points
A level BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Applicants are expected to hold GCSE English and Mathematics at Grade 4/C or above.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 IELTS 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) where English is not the students' first language.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £11,790 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

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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