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Understand contemporary society by studying the past. Consider the development of political thought from a historical and a political perspective. Engage with current events in British and American Politics and the global war on terror.
Politics and history are closely interconnected. For if politics is about power, then history records the struggle for power over time; and if politics is about our public values, then history records how these values have been forged.
You will study Politics and History under academic staff who are experts in their field, on a small and friendly course.
This course allows you to engage with history topics ranging from the 16th Century to the present day, giving you the foundations to understand and contextualise the political concepts that you will study on the course.
You will also learn the democratic principles of liberalism, of the socialist challenge to liberal ideas, and some of the darker political events of the recent past including the Soviet gulags and the Nazi genocide; as well as engaging with current events in British and American politics and the global war on terror.
Modules can be found on our course webpage.
The basic assessment framework is a combination of coursework and assessment by examination, but within these guidelines there is considerable flexibility. Assessment methods include: web-based exercises, archive exercise, time-limited essay tests; document exercises, book reviews, traditional essays; extended individual projects; individual and group presentations in class; poster presentations; formal (unseen paper) examinations.
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Sir Tom Cowie Campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||104 points||The minimum entry qualifications for undergraduate programmes are normally passes at GCSE (or GCE) in five subjects including two subjects at Advanced Level, or other equivalent qualifications. Alternatively, appropriate prior experience may be deemed to be equivalent, though such cases will normally be subject to interview by the Programme Leader.|
|Scottish Higher||BBBB - CCCDDD|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||Grade C or above in English, and Maths.|
Fees and funding
|EU||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|International||£10,750 *||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
Edinburgh Building, City Campus
Clearing contact details
Course contact details
0191 515 3000