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History and Politics (Honours), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #651 (QS) London, United Kingdom
This History and Politics (Honours) degree offered at the University of Westminster gives you a unique opportunity to study two deeply complementary disciplines. 
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The History and Politics (Honours) degree offered at the University of Westminster make natural bedfellows: history (and the writing of history) is entrenched in politics and political frameworks, whilst contemporary politics and political institutions, organisations and movements can only be fully understood when examined in longer historical patterns. Combining these degrees thus equips you with the analytical tools to explore and understand societies, both then and now.

In this course, you will explore the factors which have helped shape the modern world since 1789 – including war and revolution, nationalism and liberalism, democracy, socialism and fascism – from both the historical and political perspectives. Based in the heart of London, you will make the most of the city’s resources, interacting first-hand with your subject matter through field-walks and visits.

 Aside from learning the main themes, skills and approaches in both disciplines, you will also be able to choose from a wide range of optional modules, which give you a truly global outlook: history lectures explore the modern histories of Europe, China, Africa, South-East Asia and America to offer British, European and international perspectives, whilst Politics modules focus on Britain, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, Africa, Asia and America. You can study an elective module from across the university in each year, and also take a credit-bearing history or politics internship or language class.

Career Path 

Graduates have a wide range of research, analytical and evaluative skills, and are highly sought after by employers in education, international organisations such as the EU and the UN, media and marketing, NGOs, the Civil Service and the Foreign Office, and all sectors of industry.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Civil War to Civil Rights: Race, Society and Politics in the USA 1850-1970
  • Fenians to Free State: the Making of Modern Ireland 1868-1923
  • History Internship OR Politics and International Relations Internship
  • New Liberals to New Labour: British Politics 1906-2010
  • Politics and Society in 21st Century America
  • Power and the State
  • Advanced Readings in Contemporary Political Theory
  • Equality, Justice and Citizenship
  • History and Politics Dissertation
  • New World Order: a History of International Organisations in the Twentieth Century
  • Post-colonial Politics
  • Radical Democracy

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • A Levels – BCC to ABB
  • International Baccalaureate – 27 points. We also welcome applications from students taking the IB Career related Programme
  • BTEC Extended Diploma – DMM to DDM Humanities subject
  • BTEC Diploma – D*D to D*D* + A Level in a Humanities subject
  • Access – 104 to 128  UCAS Tariff points from the Access course in a Humanities subject

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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