University of Huddersfield

History and Politics University of Huddersfield Degree level: Undergraduate

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Some of the decisions that are made in governments and other institutions can have a huge effect on people’s lives. Studying politics gives you the chance to see how these decisions are made, while studying history lets you explore the impact previous decisions have had on people in many different eras and cultures.

For the History side of the course, you'll have the opportunity to shape your studies to your interests. Our modules are historically and geographically diverse, so you can pick the periods and places that fascinate you the most. You’ll be able to engage with a range of approaches to history, and work with primary source materials too.

While you’re here you could build up some very useful and transferable skills: to analyse and communicate; to put together a convincing argument; to gain the self-discipline to work on your own; and to work with others to assess challenges and solve them.

On the Politics side of the course, we’ll encourage you to roll up your sleeves and get truly involved. Of course, we’ll look at the theory behind the politics, but then we’ll give you the chance to apply it in the working environment, with an invaluable work placement in your chosen field. This could involve working for an MP, or helping at a non-governmental organisation (NGO), educational institution or media outlet.

You'll also gain a critical understanding of political processes and institutions, focusing specifically on British politics.

While you’re studying you can get involved in a range of extra-curricular activities. From time to time we have guest lecturers such as MPs and political figures, and we also often hold student debates and encourage students to get involved with political blogs. You could also join the Student Politics Society to get really immersed in your subject and gain practical experience.

Course details

Modules

Year 1
Core modules:
The Modern World
Britons Abroad 1500-2000
Introduction to Politics
Issues in Justice; Ethics and Citizenship

Year 2
Core module:
Research Skills

Option modules:
Choose up to two options from a list which may include:
Work Related Project
Professional Work Placement Module

History
One option from a list which may include:
Hands on History: Voice Film and Material Culture
Holy Wars: The Age of Crusades
Reformation and Revolution
Modern India: from Raj to Independence C. 1860-1950
Hitler's Germany: Life and Death in the Third Reich
Digital Victorians
After the Black Death: Late Medieval Society
Medieval and Early Modern Warfare in England
Growing Up in the Past: Oral Histories of Childhood and Youth

Politics
Up to three options from a list which may include:
Competing Perspectives on Development
Ethnicity and Nationalism
British Party Politics
US Politics and Society
Democracy and Democratisation

Year 3 (optional placement year)

Final Year
Core module:
History and Politics Dissertation

History
Option modules:
Two options from a list which may include:
History and Myth: Writing and Re-writing the Middle Ages
Community and Identity in the Later Middle Ages
Henry's Empire
The Elizabethan Age
The Great War: Culture and Society
Britain on the Breadline
Mindsets, Institutions and Madness
The Body and the City
The Dark Years, 1940-1944: Collaboration, Resistance and Memory in Wartime France
Bloodlands: Historical Geography of Interwar East Central Europe

Politics
Two options from a list which may include:
Terrorism and Conflict Resolution
Debates in Political Theory
The Government and Politics of Europe

At any year of study, one module outside the named degree programme, but offered within the School of Music, Humanities and Media, may be taken as an alternative to any of the option modules listed above where feasible and subject to timetabling restrictions and the approval of your Course Leader.

Assessment method

Assessment will include essays, reports, exams, oral presentations and a dissertation.

Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.


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!

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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 120 points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications including a minimum grade B at A Level in History or Politics.
A level BBB including a minimum grade B in History or Politics.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 120 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications including either Higher Level History or Higher Level Politics at grade 6.

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum of IELTS 6.5 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements (http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/howtoapply/entryrequirements/).

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £14,000 * 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

The full-time undergraduate tuition fee for 19/20 entry will be £9,250. Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK/EU students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/ If you are an international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available http://www.hud.ac.uk/international/tuition-fees/ Please email the Student Finance Office (sfo@hud.ac.uk) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Sponsorship information

Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

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