History and Politics, BA Hons

This programme will allow you to combine the study of History and politics, two subjects which have always been very closely related. You will study history at a World Heritage Site, itself a living legacy of British scientific, maritime and imperial history, as well as a thriving multicultural centre of contemporary Britain. You will explore a wide range of topics, from global events to community history, and from witchcraft to the World Wars. You will also address questions such as: Why do people vote the way they do? What do words such as 'democracy', 'power', 'freedom', 'rights' and 'liberty' mean? read more

Overview

Overview

This programme will allow you to combine the study of History and politics, two subjects which have always been very closely related.

You will study history at a World Heritage Site, itself a living legacy of British scientific, maritime and imperial history, as well as a thriving multicultural centre of contemporary Britain. You will explore a wide range of topics, from global events to community history, and from witchcraft to the World Wars.

You will also address questions such as: Why do people vote the way they do? What do words such as 'democracy', 'power', 'freedom', 'rights' and 'liberty' mean? Responses to these questions are covered by the study of international and comparative politics, government, citizenship and political theory and philosophy. In the third year, students also have the opportunity to develop practical and professional skills through a dissertation or work placement.

Outcomes

The aims of this programme are:

  • To offer students a range of courses which provides an appropriate introduction in history and politics
  • To nurture the development of open, creative and critical thinkers who are able to apply these qualities of mind in a variety of intellectual contexts
  • To provide an environment in which skills relevant to citizenship, employability, and lifelong learning may be developed.

What you'll study

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Entry requirements

 Applicants from a UK educational background:

112 UCAS points, which should include at least 104 points from A2 A-levels.

You'll also need GCSEs at grade C or above in English and mathematics.

We accept alternative qualifications including:

  • BTEC/National Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Scottish Highers 
  • Irish Highers.

General studies is not normally accepted.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

 Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

Further to showing equivalent qualifications to UK applicants, international applicants must have successfully completed 11 or 12 years of full time education, and demonstrated competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C). 

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

For more information, contact international@gre.ac.uk or +44 20 8331 8136.

 In addition:

  • You may be invited to an interview
  • We welcome applications from mature students.

Extra information

Assessment

Assessment is through examinations and coursework tasks including:

  • Individual and group projects
  • Presentations
  • Critical reviews
  • Portfolios
  • Conventional analytical essays.

Careers

Career opportunities are available in research, teaching, administration, central and local government, librarianship and information services, museums and heritage management, information and communications, media, publishing, the voluntary sector, the National Health Service, and business. Some career options may require further study.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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