University of Leicester has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
This is for you if you are interested in the complementary disciplines of History and Politics. You will develop an understanding of the historical roots of our society's economic, political and social structures.
In first year, you will divide your time equally between History and Politics which will enable you to get a firm grounding in the major events of modern history and the core concepts of politics and international relations. In second year, you will have the chance to choose from a wide range of modules according to your historical or political interests. For third year, you can spend it studying abroad at one of our partner institutions (eligibility is dependent on your academic performance in Years 1 and 2). Alternatively, you can opt to continue studying at the University and complete your degree in three years. Please note that a year spent abroad still incurs a tuition fee, but this is much lower than for a normal year at Leicester; please see our website for further details. In final year, you will specialise in the topics that interest you most. You will study a detailed Special Subject reflecting the particular research strengths of your tutors and write an original dissertation on a topic that interests you. The dissertation is written with expert guidance from your supervisor. You can choose to focus more on history or politics or continue to study both subjects equally. For further details, please see the course page on the University website.
Assessment is through exams and coursework comprising long and short essays, source analyses, group projects, and both group and individual presentations. Approximately two thirds of your final degree mark will be based on your coursework; one third on your exams.
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.
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site|
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
- Year 2
|A level||ABB||We prefer A-Level History, though this is not essential.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM||Please contact the Admissions Team for further information and eligibility: email@example.com|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 30 credits||Pass Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information and eligibility: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|AS||This qualification is only acceptable when combined with other qualifications|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||D3, M2, M2|
|Extended Project||This qualification is only acceptable when combined with other qualifications|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||30 points||Including a minimum of 16 points at Higher Level with 6 in one Higher Level subject|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H2, H2, H3, H3, H3|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||This qualification is only acceptable when combined with other qualifications|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||This qualification is only acceptable when combined with other qualifications|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||This qualification is only acceptable when combined with other qualifications|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||This qualification is only acceptable when combined with other qualifications|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||ABB|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Accepted in place of a third A-Level at grade B or above.|
When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the programme of study and achieve the standards required. We will take into account a range of factors including previous examination results.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|