Key features of the History and Politics (Honours) programme from The Open University UK
- Study a range of periods and societies from 1750 using social scientific theories and approaches and historical analysis
- Offers a choice of two periods in history and two aspects of politics to specialise in at an advanced level
- Gives you the opportunity to develop an independent project on a subject of your choice
- Develop skills relevant to political and historical research and writing directed to a range of audiences
Skills for career development
Studying history and politics will provide you with an adaptable set of skills that can lead in many directions and are greatly valued by employers. Beyond subject knowledge these include critical thinking, analysis, synthesis and communication.
You’ll sharpen your IT, writing, and independent thinking and information auditing skills, as well as develop an ability to assimilate and evaluate relevant information when constructing an argument to a variety of audiences.
These are key skills in complex organisations and independent endeavours, and are highly sought after in the world beyond study – whether you’re already working,volunteering, starting, changing or looking to progress your career.
Studying history and politics requires and fosters an understanding of human activities in diverse cultural and political environments and historical contexts. The breadth of study and range of ideas and objects analysed, combined with clear thinking and communication, make the BA (Hons) History and Politics relevant to a wide range of careers, including:
- public administration, central and local government, the civil and diplomatic service, art and museum institutions, and social services
- advertising, journalism, publishing, creative industries and public relations
- legal work
- business, banking and retail
- human resources
- charities and campaigning.
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- Discovering the arts and humanities
- Investigating the social world
- Understanding politics: ideas and institutions in the modern world
- The British Isles and the modern world, 1789–1914
- Empire: 1492-1975
- Europe 1914-1989: war, peace, modernity
- The making of Welsh history
- 36 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesHistory Modern History Political Science View 18 other Masters in History in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.
- At The Open University we believe education should be open to all, so we provide a high-quality university education to anyone who wishes to realise their ambitions and fulfil their potential.
International6192 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 18576 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
EU/EEA6192 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 18576 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
Our current fee for 120 credits – which is equivalent to a year's full-time study – is £6,192
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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