Oxford Brookes University

History/Politics Oxford Brookes University Degree level: Undergraduate

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This is a combined honours course, where you study History alongside Politics. Our History course makes the past come alive with high quality teaching by world class historians. Research-active tutors will enable you to critically appreciate the dynamics of change and stability, and apply your understanding to the histories of Britain, Europe and beyond. The historical setting of Oxford also provides a wealth of excellent resources and inspiration for academic study. The study of politics is the study of power. It starts by examining the roots and nature of political activity set in the context of wider social activity. It also explores governments and types of governance, as well as the nature of power and rule under democratic and non-democratic regimes. After the first year, you will have the opportunity to participate in the design of your own course of study with guidance from your teachers, following your own areas of interests.

Course details

Modules

In the History element of the course, what you study includes: Year 1 gives you a broad overview of the topics and issues from the 16th century to the present. Year 2 compulsory modules are complemented by optional modules covering a range of subjects including imperialism, crime and medicine. All Year 3 modules are double credit modules. Coursework takes many forms, from book reviews and web blogs to group projects and a dissertation. In the Politics element of the course, what you study includes: Year 1 focuses on the theme of democracy, introducing you to a range of political ideologies and systems, and examining how and why citizens do or do not participate in politics. In Years 2 and 3 you can choose such subjects as political thought, counter terrorism, comparative welfare states, the political sociology of crime and disorder, identity politics, the politics of specific states, as well as placement learning.


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Application deadlines

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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
GCSE/National 4/National 5 3 x GCSE - Grade 4, normally to include Maths and English.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 29 points English Standard Level - Grade 4

IELTS 6.0 overall. Reading 6.0. Writing 6.0. Listening 5.5. Speaking 5.5.

If you accept a Conditional offer to this course as your Firm choice through UCAS, and the offer does not include a requirement to pass an English language test or improve your English language, we may be able to make the offer Unconditional. Please check your offer carefully where this will be confirmed for each applicant.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £13,900 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

Please note that tuition fees may increase in subsequent years for both new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Oxford Brookes University intends to continue to set fees at the maximum level permitted for new and returning Home and EU students. Fees are subject to agreement by the Office for Students.

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Headington
Oxford
OX3 0BP


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