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Are you interested in the evolution of political ideas and institutions, and the history behind the world's major powers?
Taught by experts from the Schools of History and Politics and International Relations, our joint honours degree in History and Politics examines the close links between these two disciplines.
This degree is designed to help you understand the modern world and uncover the history of political thought. You'll get an excellent grounding in both history and politics - covering a variety of historical periods, regions and ideas, as well as political theory, ideas and ideologies, and government and institutions.
You can choose from a range of option modules in both subjects, giving you the opportunity to explore specialist areas as diverse as colonisation in African history, the Russian Tsars and Bolsheviks, Britain in the Second World War, building the American Nation, comparative European politics, and the twenty-first century War on Terror..
History in Practice
Introduction to Politics
Background to British Politics
Building the American Nation 1756-1900
Europe 1000-1500: The Middle Ages and their legacy
Europe in a Global Context since 1800
Global Encounters: Conquest and Culture in World History
Introduction to International Relations
Life and Death in the Victorian Home
Race and the Desire for Difference
Reformation to Revolution: Europe and the World 1500-1800
Screening History: Representing the Past in the Contemporary Historical Film
The Foundations of Modern Thought: Introduction to Intellectual History
The Medieval World: Structures and Mentalities
Unravelling Britain: British History since 1801
Students are assessed by a combination of coursework and exams. Some modules are assessed by coursework only.
In your final year you’ll work on a dissertation worth 25% of your final year mark, researching a specialised area of history that particularly interests you.
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.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
To include A level History.
Excluded subjects - General Studies and Critical Thinking.
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||
Queen Mary University of London welcomes applications from students currently studying Level 3 BTEC qualifications and will consider you for entry to the majority of our undergraduate courses. The typical entry requirements will vary according to the course you are applying for.
Some of our courses require specific subject knowledge which you may not be able to cover as part of a Level 3 BTEC qualification and we may therefore require additional Level 3 qualifications to ensure that you are suitably prepared for relevant courses. A small number of our courses do not accept BTEC qualifications for entry, either as a standalone qualification, or in combination with other qualifications at Level 3.
Information on our typical entry requirements and guidance for applying can be found at http://www.qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/entry/btec/
If you are at all unsure about the acceptability of your BTEC qualification for entry, please contact the Admissions team for individual advice (firstname.lastname@example.org).
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 15 credits
M: 15 credits
We consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma.
The minimum academic requirement is to achieve 60 credits overall with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 15 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. This must include at least 6 Level 3 credits in History modules at Distinction.
|Extended Project||We consider applications from students offering an EPQ and may make an alternative offer to include three A levels, one grade lower than our usual requirement, along with a specific grade in the EPQ.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||A minimum of five GCSE passes to include English at grade C or 4 or an acceptable equivalent will be required.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||32 points||6,5,5 in HL subjects, to include History at HL.|
English language requirements
All applicants to QMUL must show they meet a minimum academic English language standard for admission and to be successful on the course. Please refer to the website below for details on our English Language requirements by course and acceptable alternative qualifications. You will also find important information regarding UKVI's English requirements if you are applying as an international student who will require Tier 4 immigration permission to enter the UK.
Queen Mary University of London: English Language Requirements
Fees and funding
|EU||£9,250 *||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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