BA (Hons) International History and International Politics VLF2
Please note that we will no longer be accepting applications for this course from 2013 entry onwards, you may like to consider our BA/History and Politics as an alternative. Applications for entry in September 2012 are still very welcome.
Based in the Department of History and taught jointly with the Department of Politics. The course provides a comparative and international perspective on the world, offering modules on Europe, Africa, South and East Asia, Australasia and the Pacific. The impact of both imperialism and decolonisation is emphasised. Influential movements and worldviews and their origins are also explained.
Although the main focus of the course is modern history and politics, the flexible structure of the course enables you to choose modules from earlier periods. Our inter-disciplinary curriculum helps you to understand the history and politics of a wide range of different periods and regions of the world. Our students develop transferable skills including communication and presentation skills, working in groups, writing reports and essays, gathering information and planning projects.
At level one, you will take core modules including Introduction to Political Analysis, Human Nature, Reason and Desire: An Introduction to Western Political Thought, The Globalisation of World Politics, and Paths from Antiquity to Modernity. At levels two and three you will deepen your subject knowledge by taking further core and optional modules and a project module.
We accept all A-Level subjects, including General Studies.
We also welcome applications from candidates taking other qualifications such as Access to HE Diplomas or the International Baccalaureate. Candidates only offering AS level History are also considered, in this situation you should use your personal statement to briefly make a case about why you were unable to take History to A-level.
- A Levels – AAA (including History).
- Two A Levels plus two GCE AS Levels – AA(History) + AA*
- Cambridge Pre-U – D3 D3 D3
- Two A Levels plus Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma – AA + Pass
- BTEC National Diploma - DDD
- Scottish Highers – AAAA
- Irish Leaving Certificate – AAAAA
- International Baccalaureate – 37 points (including 6 in Higher Level History).
- Access to HE Diploma – usually in History or a related subject. 60 credits overall including 45 credits at level 3. A distinction is required in all Level 3 History credits.
- Core requirements - grade A in A Level History or equivalent.
- Non-native English speakers: minimum of IELTS 7.0 (with 6.5 in each component) or equivalent.
* Please note we would normally expect candidates to be taking three subjects at A-level (or equivalent) and this offer will only be used where an acceptable explanation for the alternative route of study is included in the application.