History and Politics University of Leicester

Undergraduate

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.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    24 September 2018

  • Duration

    3 to 4 years


Course details

Modules

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 method

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

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 VL12
Institution code L34
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level ABB Including History
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM Please contact the Admissions Team for further information and eligibility: ahladmissions@le.ac.uk
Access to HE Diploma Pass Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3, including some at distinction. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information and eligibility: ahladmissions@le.ac.uk
Scottish Higher ABBBB Including History
AS This qualification is only acceptable when combined with other qualifications
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, M2, M2 Including History
Extended Project This qualification is only acceptable when combined with other qualifications
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points Including grade 6 in one Higher Level subject
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H3, H3, H3 Including History
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 Including History
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

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £15,980 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

The tuition fee for home and EU students is reviewed annually and for the academic year 2018/9 it is £9,250. The fees for following years have not yet been decided but are likely to increase each year in line with inflation, subject to government regulations. The inflation rate used will be RPIX, which includes all the items in the Retail Price Index, excluding mortgage payments. For your information, the inflation rate used by the Government when increasing the tuition fee from £9,000 to £9,250 was 2.8%. For further information about fees and funding please see the following page of the University website: https://le.ac.uk/student-life/undergraduates/fees-funding