Undergraduate prospectus

History and Politics, BA Hons

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

Why study this at Greenwich?

  • This programme will allow you to combine the study of history and politics
  • 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
  • Explore a wide range of topics, from global events to community history, and from witchcraft to the World Wars
  • 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

UCAS points

104 (view full requirements)

Course/institution codes

VL12 G BA/HisPol

Department

History, Politics & Social Sciences

Location

Attendance

  • 3 years full-time
  • 6 years part-time
  • 4 years sandwich

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 will study

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Entry requirements

 Applicants from a UK educational background:

  • 104 UCAS points from A-levels
  • GCSEs in English (language or literature) and mathematics at grade C / 4 or above.

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.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Fees information International fees

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Additional 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.

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