Undergraduate

vl12 - Politics and History BA

Politics and History BA Honours

UCAS Code: VL12 (3 Years)

Course Overview

This degree allows you to combine your interests in history and politics, dividing your time equally between the two.

Students work on a group project.
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At a Glance

UCAS Code
VL12

UCAS Institution Name and Code
NEWC, N21

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Degree Awarded
BA Honours

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Course Duration
3 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: AAA-AAB
IB: 35 points

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Opportunities
Study Abroad

Choose from a wide range of topics including British, European, American and world history, and international politics and political thought.

Concentrate on different areas of the world from both an historical and a political perspective, or develop your interest in particular approaches to the study of history or politics.

Explore and evaluate different forms of historical evidence and benefit from the University's historic collections and the acclaimed Great North Museum on-campus.

Develop skills in critical analysis, communication and research through an independent research project on a topic of particular interest to you.

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Course Details

Our degrees are divided into Stages. Each Stage lasts for an academic year and you need to complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each Stage.

Please be aware that programme modules do change and therefore may differ for your year of entry.

Stage 1

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

You must take at least 20 credits in History modules and at least 20 credits in Politics modules from the lists below:

History modules
Politics modules

Other optional modules may also be available from outside History and Politics.

Stage 2

Optional modules

You choose three History modules and three Politics modules from the lists below. You must take at least one History module and at least one Politics module in each semester.

History modules
Politics modules

You may select, subject to the approval of the DPD, one of the following modules:

Stage 3

Optional modules

You choose modules from the History and Politics lists below, totalling no more than 60 credits but at least 40 credits from each subject. Some prerequisites may apply.

History modules
Politics modules

Subject to the approval of the DPD, you may select the following module:

Entry Requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis. If your qualifications are not listed here, please see our additional entry requirements web pages to find out which other qualifications are considered. 

The entrance requirements below apply to 2017 entry.

Careers

Politics and History careers

The skills you develop as a historian are highly regarded by employers in many sectors. You will learn to critically evaluate evidence, organise ideas and present a coherent argument. You will assess problems in the light of considerable amounts of information, often conflicting, and will present complex material accurately, clearly and convincingly, both orally and on paper.

Such skills are essential in a wide range of careers – including commercial management and administrative roles in the public, private and charitable sectors. As a result our graduates enter a variety of careers:

  • finance
  • management
  • information
  • education
  • human resources
  • media
  • marketing
  • legal services

A survey by David Nicholls of Manchester Metropolitan University revealed that History turns out more directors of top companies than any other subject.

You can also make direct use of your knowledge of history in certain sectors including undertaking specialised research, publishing, information management, archivist, museum and curatorial work, plus other opportunities across the cultural and heritage sector.

Qualities such as self-motivation, teamwork ability and leadership may also be gained through non-academic activities and work experience and prepare you for a range of careers.

Find out more about the career options for Politics and History from Prospects: The UK's Official Careers Website.

What our graduates go on to do: employment and further study choices

See what our recent graduates went on to do and view graduate destinations statistics. These statistics are based on what graduates were doing on a specific date, approximately six months after graduation. The most recent data available is for graduates who completed their course in 2013/14.

The destination data is available in varying levels, beginning with the University and moving through Faculty and School down to individual course reports. This final level may give you some useful ideas about possible options after your course or a course you are considering.

Careers and employability at Newcastle

Newcastle University consistently has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK.

94.1% of our 2014 UK/EU graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating.

More than three quarters (77%) of our graduates who entered employment achieved a graduate-level position.

We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through an initiative called ncl+. This enables you to develop personal, employability and enterprise skills and to give you the edge in the employment market after you graduate.

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers.

Fees & Funding

 

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Before you apply you will need to check the entry requirements for your chosen degree. We accept a wide range of qualifications offered for entry to our degrees. We welcome applications from international students.

Applying to Newcastle University through UCAS

To apply for undergraduate study at Newcastle you must use the online application system managed by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

UCAS codes for Newcastle University

  • institution name - NEWC
  • institution code - N21

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