History and Politics (Hons), B.A. | University of Portsmouth | Portsmouth, United Kingdom
36 months
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17200 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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About

Discover how the politics of the past have shaped the world we know today. On this BA History and Politics (Hons) degree from University of Portsmouth, you'll retrace the political and social conflicts, revolutions and protest movements of yesterday in order to make sense of the here and now and create positive change.

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Overview

Travel back to pivotal political moments in time from around the globe guided by our expert academics. Craft your own learning experience by choosing to study the historical and political subjects and eras that most inspire you, such as the French Revolution, post war Britain and Germany, or the American Civil Rights Movement.

As this is an interdisciplinary course, each year you'll also study a bespoke combined history and politics module as well as delving into each subject separately.

Through the History and Politics (Hons) degree from University of Portsmouth overarching theme of 'changing the world', you'll use what you learn to rethink modern societal issues, such as social justice, racial and gender equality, and global migration.

You'll graduate with an insight into the powers and processes that have formed today's societies and how positive changes are made. Armed with this understanding of the past, you'll be empowered to address the challenges of the future. 

Course highlights

  • Study two fascinating and interwoven subjects from 1750 to today, through combined interdisciplinary modules and specialist modules in each subject area
  • Bring new perspectives to contemporary social issues – such as social justice, human rights and environmentalism – through your studies, supported by the course's overarching theme of 'changing the world'
  • Customise your course by choosing your own topics to focus on in years 2 and 3 - from censorship in modern Britain to the Opium War, from Nazi Germany to digital democracy, from the American Republic to anti-racism in the 20th century
  • Immerse yourself in Portsmouth's rich heritage, thanks to our close links with the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Records Service and the D-Day Museum
  • Learn from staff who are members of the Centre for European and International Studies Research (CEISR), the UK's largest research centre specialising in humanities and social sciences
  • Go on field trips to locations such as the Houses of Parliament and heritage sites on the south coast
  • Participate in an interactive mock UN meeting called 'Model United Nations' and take on the role of a specific country
  • Choose to spend a year building real experience on a work placement at a museum, law firm, government department, charity or other organisation of interest
  • Take up an exchange opportunity at a university outside the UK, such as University of Prince Edward Island in Canada, Halmstad University in Sweden, Nagoya University in Japan, Caen-Normandy University in France, University of Western Carolina in the USA, or Edith Cowan University in Australia

Career opportunities

Studying history and politics together will give you transferable skills in critical thinking, collaboration, research, analysis and argument, all of which are highly valued by many kinds of employers.

You could also continue your studies at Master's or PhD level in history, politics or a combination of the two.

What areas can you work in with a history and politics degree?

Graduates from our other history and politics courses have taken up roles in the following sectors:

  • central and local government
  • primary and secondary schools
  • higher education providers
  • financial services
  • corporate governance
  • trade unions

Our history and politics alumni have worked with organisations including:

  • National Trust
  • Office for National Statistics
  • Serco
  • West Midlands Police
  • NHS

What jobs can you do with a history and politics degree?

Roles our graduates from other history and politics courses have taken on include:

  • public affairs consultant
  • museum curator
  • archivist
  • development editor in publishing
  • researcher and writer for TV
  • teacher
  • political researcher, Houses of Parliament
  • assistant to Member of Parliament
  • civil servant, Department for the Cabinet Office
  • senior policy advisor, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
  • communications officer, House of Commons
  • local government administrator, Government of Jersey

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Revolutions and Activism: History and Politics

  • Societies, Nations, and Empires: Europe 1750-2000

  • Discovering World Histories: People and Places

  • Political Thought

  • Analysing Politics: Britain and Beyond

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
79

Credits

360 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
79

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A levels - BBC-CCC

  • UCAS points - 96-112 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent, to include a relevant subject (calculate your UCAS points)

  • BTECs (Extended Diplomas) - DMM-MMM

  • International Baccalaureate - 25

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17200 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA students: At the University of Portsmouth an EU Scholarship will be applied to your fees reducing them to the same amount as UK students.

  • EU Students: £9,250 a year (including Transition Scholarship)

Living costs for Portsmouth

710 - 1099 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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Scholarships Information

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Grant
5000 GBP
Deadline
16 Aug 2024
Chancellor's Global Academic Merit Scholarship
Merit-based

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University of Portsmouth
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
6000 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Sport Scholarship
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University of Portsmouth
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
3000 GBP
Deadline
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Greenwich Hospital Bursary
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University of Portsmouth
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
1700 GBP
Deadline
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Care Leavers Bursary
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University of Portsmouth
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
1600 GBP
Deadline
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Vice Chancellor's Global Development Scholarship
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University of Portsmouth
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
1000 GBP
Deadline
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Stand Alone Bursary
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University of Portsmouth
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Provided by university
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750 GBP
Deadline
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University of Portsmouth
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
500 GBP
Deadline
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Young Carers Bursary
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University of Portsmouth
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Various benefits
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Unite Scholarship – a free place in halls
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University of Portsmouth
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Independent provider
Grant
15000 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
Amberscholar Scholarship
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Amber Student
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Grant
8000 GBP
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Grant
7000 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
Amber Scholarship For September Intake
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Amber Student
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Grant
1000000 INR
Deadline
Anytime
Education Future International Scholarship
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Education Future
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3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
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1652 GBP
Deadline
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UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
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1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
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Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
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Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
01 Dec 2024
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Simmons and Fletcher
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500 GBP
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
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Various benefits
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
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Leopold Figl Foundation
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40000 USD
Deadline
25 Mar 2025
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10000 USD
Deadline
25 Mar 2025
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Various benefits
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Grant
25000 USD
Deadline
13 Sep 2024
The Fountainhead Essay Contest
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25000 USD
Deadline
20 Sep 2024
Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest
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Ayn Rand Institute
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Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
25 Aug 2024
Women Scholarship for International Students
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5000 CAD
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
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3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
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1000 USD
Deadline
17 Sep 2024
Annual Students' Scholarship
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Grant
500 USD
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L. Austin Weeks Undergraduate Grant
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
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Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
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Anonymous Hope Fund
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Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
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Grant
10000 USD
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
Global Innovation Challenge
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Social Shifters
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3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
The Bill Walsh Scholarship
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ACES: The Society for Editing
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2000 USD
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
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2000 USD
Deadline
20 Aug 2024
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1000 GBP
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1000 USD
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Teen Changemakers Essay Contest
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International Bipolar Foundation
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1000 USD
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31 Aug 2024
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1000 USD
Deadline
10 Dec 2024
PlagiarismSearch 2024 Essay Contest
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1000 USD
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31 Oct 2024
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1000 USD
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31 Aug 2024
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1000 USD
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17 Sep 2024
$1,500 Annual Video Contest Scholarship
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965 USD
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750 USD
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23 Nov 2024
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