University of Greenwich

History and Politics University of Greenwich Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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Our history and politics degree offers an in-depth introduction to history and politics in a setting with a rich historical and political heritage.

This degree in history and politics introduces you to the study of contemporary and historical political theory and practice. Our innovative modules explore race, gender, violence, political systems and international development. You'll examine questions such as 'what do democracy, power and freedom mean?' and 'how did people come to the vote the way they do?'

You'll study five hundred years of British, European and global history in a historic location that offers easy access to important museum and library collections in London. You'll also be able to boost your future career prospects with a work placement in the political/policy, cultural or education sector.

Course details


Year 1
Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

Introducing History: Ideas and Practice (30 credits)
Conflict, Commerce and Culture: Britain and the World, 1600-2000 (30 credits)
Comparative Politics (30 credits)
Introduction to Politics and International Relations (30 credits)
Year 2
Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

Working in Politics and International Relations (30 credits)
Politics and Development in Asia and Africa (30 credits)
Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

'The People's War': The Second World War, Society, Culture and Legacy (15 credits)
Island Nation: Britain and the Sea 1805 - Present (15 credits)
Atlantic Worlds 1650-1783 (15 credits)
Empire and Nation in the Middle East (15 credits)
Remaking English Society, c. 1550-1760 (15 credits)
Footprints of Everyday Life: The Environmental History of Modern Britain (15 credits)
History in Practice (30 credits)
Year 3
Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

International Relations and International Security (30 credits)
Political Conspiracy and Slander (30 credits)
Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

History Work Placement (30 credits)
The History Dissertation (30 credits)
Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

A Global History of Genocide (30 credits)
Gendering the British: Nation, Citizenship & Rights (30 credits)
Britain and the Suppression of the Slave trade 1807-1867 (15 credits)
Cities of the Sultans: Life in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire (15 credits)

Assessment method

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include ‘practice’ assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.
Coursework- 76%
Practical- 2%
Exams- 23%

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

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 We accept alternative qualifications including:
- BTEC/National Diploma
- International Baccalaureate
- Scottish Highers
- Irish Highers.
A level BCC
Access to HE Diploma A minimum of 45 credits at Level 3. You may be asked to come for an interview if you have this qualification.

English language requirements

GCSEs in English Language or Literature at grade C / 4 or above.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

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Provider information

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University of Greenwich
Old Royal Naval College
Park Row
SE10 9LS

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School of Humanities and Social Sciences