University of Salford

Contemporary History and Politics University of Salford Degree level: Undergraduate

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This exciting degree course offers a thorough grounding in 20th century history and politics as well as a range of module options such as international relations, international history, intelligence and security and theories of power and domination. This wide variety of modules enables you to direct your studies in line with your own specific interests. Our staff are acknowledged experts in their subject areas and will be joined by a programme of guest speakers from around the world to enhance your learning.

There is also the opportunity to spend some or all of your second year studying abroad and a choice of two excellent placement opportunities to boost your CV, including our Westminster Parliamentary Placement scheme. Students who are in the second year of their studies and spend the full year studying at an Erasmus (European) university may also qualify for a tuition fee waiver.

This course develops not only your knowledge of contemporary history and politics, but key transferable skills which are vital to a vast range of career prospects. Graduates from this course may progress on a number of career paths, with past students working for international governments and institutions such as the EU, multinational companies, international charities and local government and political parties.

Course details

Modules

This course is designed to develop your knowledge of contemporary history and politics in a structured manner by first providing a foundational background in history, and in key concepts and theories of politics. Your first year modules are designed to cover these areas.

In your second year, you take two core modules and then develop your interests with four optional modules of your choice. You can also study abroad for a semester or two, or take a language module.

Your third year dissertation gives you the chance to explore a topic you are passionate about under the close supervision of a dedicated supervisor. You also get to choose from a wide variety of module option choices, or take up one of our placement opportunities.


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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code LV21
Institution code S03
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 - 112 points To be obtained from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent
A level 96 - 112 UCAS tariff points to be obtained from a minimum of 2 A-Levels or equivalent
General Studies accepted
History and / or Politics desirable but not essential
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM - DMM 96-112 UCAS points
Access to HE Diploma QAA Approved - Pass with 96 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points
Scottish Higher 96 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points
AS AS Levels are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels and BTECs to achieve 96 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal 96 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points
History / Politics desirable but not essential
Extended Project Extended Project Qualifications are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 96 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Grade C/4 or above in GCSE Maths and English required
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 29 points Politics / History desirable but not essential
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 96 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points
History / Politics desirable but not essential
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 96 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points in combination with other Level 3 qualifications
History / Politics desirable but not essential
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) BTEC Level 3 National Certificates are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 96 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) BTEC Level 3 National Diplomas are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 96 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificates are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 96 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diplomas are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 96 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points
Scottish Advanced Higher 96 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificates are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 96 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Provider information

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University of Salford
The Crescent
Salford
M5 4WT


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Clearing Line

0300 555 5030

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Additional information

Friday 5 July to Wednesday 14 August 9am until 5pm (except Fridays 10 am until 4pm), Thursday 15 August 7am to 7pm, Friday 16 August 8am to 6pm, Saturday 17 August 9am to 5pm, Sunday 18 August Closed, Monday 19 August 9am to 5pm (and from this date on, except for Fridays 10an to 4pm).


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0161 295 4545


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Fax: 0161 295 4646