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History and Politics, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #99 (QS) Nottingham, United Kingdom
As a joint honours student of History and Politics at University of Nottingham, you will benefit from skills development and assessment methods from both subjects. Mostly, each subject is taught separately, but you may choose a uniting theme for your final year dissertation.
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Contemporary political ideas and practice are heavily influenced by modern history. Politics and History are complementary disciplines, using different methods of research and analysis. Use primary historical sources to research, write and debate history. Learn to compare and contrast different political institutions, systems and behaviours.

The History and Politics: A Problem or Solution? module (year 2) is specifically designed for this degree. In this module, you reflect on the complementary nature of the two disciplines. It sits alongside optional modules, covering a wide chronological and geographical range.


 History and Politics degree will prepare you for a wide range of professions. Some of the most popular of these are:

  • journalism
  • publishing
  • law
  • business
  • finance
  • national and local government
  • non-governmental organisations (both national and international)
  • administration
  • the foreign service
  • teaching and research-based careers

A degree in History and Politics at University of Nottingham can cater for such a diverse field of employment because apart from gaining specialist knowledge about past societies and cultures and present-day politics and international affairs, many of the skills that you will acquire are versatile, wide-ranging and transferable. You will learn to think critically, to analyse large amounts of data, to construct logical arguments, to communicate knowledge intelligibly, to work effectively in teams, to manage time and workloads, and to lead discussions and presentations. These skills will develop your capacity to learn and adapt and will therefore equip you with the tools you need to develop your future career.

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:
  • Understanding Global Politics
  • Learning History
  • British Political History Since 1945
  • Kingship in Crisis: Politics, People and Power in Late-medieval England
  • British Foreign Policy and the Origins of the World Wars, 1895-1939

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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.

General Requirements

  • International entry requirements
  • IB score 36/34; 6 in history at Higher Level
  • IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element)
  • High school qualifications Check our country-specific information for guidance on qualifications from your country
  • A level offer AAA
  • Required subjects
  • Including history, preferably at grade A

Tuition Fee

  • National

    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 Nottingham

  • 583 - 980 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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