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History and Politics Open University Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: The Open University


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Course summary

This wide-ranging course will develop and deepen your knowledge of different periods of history while providing a critical understanding of political ideas, institutions, issues and theories. You’ll tackle challenging issues such as power and warfare, security and insecurity, global justice, culture and beliefs, health and medicine, imperialism and resistance, and class and gender.

Key features of the course

  • Study a range of periods and societies from 1750 using social scientific theories and approaches and historical analysis

  • Offers a choice of two periods in history and two aspects of politics to specialise in at an advanced level

  • Gives you the opportunity to develop an independent project on a subject of your choice

  • Develop skills relevant to political and historical research and writing directed to a range of audiences

  • Registration is expected to open in March 2020 for courses starting from October 2020.

We also offer a Diploma of Higher Education in History and Politics (W64) that is the same in structure as the first two-thirds of this degree.

Course details


This degree has three stages, each comprising 120 credits.
At Stage 1 you’ll study two compulsory modules that will introduce you to a broad range of subjects in the arts and humanities and social sciences.
Next, in Stage 2, you’ll study two further compulsory modules, one in history and one in politics.
Finally, in Stage 3, you’ll study two modules, choosing one period in history and one aspect of politics to study.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £18,072 Whole course
Northern Ireland £6,048 Whole course
Scotland £6,048 Whole course
Wales £6,048 Whole course

Additional fee information

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Provider information

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