University of Central Lancashire

History and Politics University of Central Lancashire Degree level: Undergraduate

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Studying for a degree in history and politics will introduce you to two distinctive and yet related and mutually supportive academic disciplines. If you are interested in the connections between today's politics and their wider historical contexts, then this is the course for you. You’ll understand, evaluate and critically respond to external developments, processes and questions in historical and contemporary form that affect so many aspects of our daily lives.

Studying for a degree in History and Politics will introduce you to two distinctive and yet related and mutually supportive academic disciplines. Politics is commonly understood as the study of power, authority, competition and conflict resolution in its national, international, regional and local dimensions.

The course addresses the core areas of the discipline that provide the overarching academic framework for understanding and critically evaluating contemporary political themes, issues and developments that affect us all in our daily life: government and political institutions and processes nationally and internationally; political theory, ideas and ideologies and the increasingly important sphere of international and global politics.

Popular career routes include in education such as research or teaching, politics, law, business, social care, arts and museum curatorship. Our graduates have gone on to careers in teaching and research, the museum and heritage sectors, journalism, public relations, central and local government, the European Union, charities and NGOs.

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Modules

Year 1: Compulsory Modules; Understanding History, Power, Politics and the State, British Politics. Optional Modules: The Making of Britain, 1688-1815, State and Society: Europe 1815-1914, Nations and Empires in Asia: China, India, Japan and Thailand 1857-1949, Colony to Nation: America 1750-1970, Public History, Heritage and Society, Alliances, Coalitions and Organisations in International Relations since 1945

Year 2: Compulsory Modules: Sources and Methods in History, Globalisation: History, Theories and Approaches, Research Methods in International Relations and Politics. Optional Modules: Europe in an Age of Atrocity, 1914-2000, Twentieth Century Britain, Rebellion to Partition: Ireland, c.1795-1921, Cold War in Asia: History, Conflict and Society 1949-89, Colonial Impacts: Africa 1652 - 1910, Good, Bad & Downright Evil: Perceptions of Crime and Punishment in England 1700-1900, America and the World 1898-2001, Community History Project, State and Society in Britain, c.1700-1918, Public History in Practice, History of Political Ideas, Radical Politics and Political Ideas from Lloyd George to Tony Blair

Year 3: Core Modules: History Dissertation, or Politics Dissertation. Optional Modules: Germany under the Nazis, c.1933-45, Public Space in the English City: A Social and Cultural History, c.1850-1910, Education, Society and Culture in England, c. 1790-1914, India, Pakistan and Afghanistan since 1947: International Conflict, Religion and Democracy, African Nationalism and Independence 1921-1982, Riots and Revolution: Popular Politics and the English Working Class, c.1770-1848, A Place Apart? The Northern Ireland Troubles, Kennedy, Johnson and the World, 1961-1969, Thatcher’s Britain 1979-1990, Work Placement in History, Museum Exhibition Design, Terrorism and Security, Ethics, War and Society, Contemporary Anglo-American Political Philosophy, Continuity and Change in British Politics, Terrorism and Security, Political Islam and Islamic Movements


How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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 LVF1
Institution code C30
Campus name Main Site
Campus code U

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
A level 104 UCAS points at A2
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM
Access to HE Diploma 106 UCAS points
Scottish Higher 104 UCAS points
AS Not accepted
GCSE/National 4/National 5 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Pass IB Diploma including 104 UCAS points from Higher Level subjects
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 104 UCAS points
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma MMM
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD
Scottish Advanced Higher 104 UCAS points


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
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

Additional fee information

*subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate

Provider information

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University of Central Lancashire
Preston
PR1 2HE


Clearing contact details

UCLan Course Enquiries

01772830777

Course Clearing information

Additional information

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