A special feature of the History and Politics course offered at the University of Oxford is the chance to choose from a broad range of subjects across the two disciplines, making it possible, for example, to combine medieval history options with analysis of contemporary political systems. The intellectual rigour of this course benefits from the expertise of Oxford’s political theorists and historians in the history of political thought. It is also strengthened by the thematic approach taken to European and World history teaching in the first year, combined with an emphasis on interdisciplinarity in a number of both Politics and History papers.
While some History and Politics graduates go on to further study and research to become professional historians, others move into different areas. Recent graduates have started their careers in accountancy, advertising, archive work, finance, the Civil Service, consultancy, international charity work, the media, the law, librarianship, management consultancy, museums, politics, publishing, research, social work, teaching and the theatre. Graduates include a PhD researcher in political science, a senior account executive in public relations and a civil servant.
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- Either any one of the seven periods in the history of the British Isles or any one of the four periods of European/World history
- Introduction to the theory of politics or Theories of the state
- Quantification in history
- Approaches to history
- Historiography: Tacitus to Weber
- Any of the optional subjects (see History, except Theories of the state) or any one of six foreign texts
- 36 months
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DisciplinesHistory Political Science View 631 other Masters in Political Science in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A-levels: AAA
- Advanced Highers:AA/AAB
- IB: 38 (including core points) with 666 at HL
- It is highly recommended for candidates to have History to A-level, Advanced Higher, Higher Level in the IB or any other equivalent.
International27285 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 27285 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
EU/EEA9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
Islands (Channel Islands & Isle of Man): £9,250
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