University of Sunderland

Politics and History University of Sunderland Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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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.

Course details


Modules can be found on our course webpage.

Assessment method

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.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
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.
A level BCC
Scottish Higher CCCDDD - BBBB
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Grade C or above in English, and Maths.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 * Year 1
International £11,500 * 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

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Provider information

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University of Sunderland
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