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History and Politics BA (Hons) 2017/18 entry

Clearing 2017

Clearing places available on this course

We have limited places available on this course through Clearing. Contact us to discuss your options:

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Reasons to make us your clearing choice

  • No. 12 UK University - The Guardian University Guide 2018
  • Awarded Gold in the Teaching and Excellence Framework (TEF)
  • 1st for overseas student experiences in 2015/16 - HESA 2017
  • UK’s top new university - The Guardian and the Complete University Guides 2018
Course code:

LVF1

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2017

 

Fees:
Faculty:

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For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

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Overview

Study how these two disciplines can work together to help you understand today’s socio-political climate with our History and Politics BA.

This course is highly integrated and merges the two complementary disciplines of history and politics; studying the disciplines together will enhance your understanding of each area.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Teaching Excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

Course essentials

A degree which offers you more, at no extra cost

What our students say...

Document analysis, book reviews and the ability to read graphs and data to draw conclusions are all apart of this course. It's a challenge, but thanks to the dedicated lecturers, it's a fascinating and interesting journey.

David Kaczroski

Course information

Studying history and politics together can provide you with a more robust understanding of each area, deepening your understanding of past events, political actions and the lessons learned through history.

This integrated degree brings together the two complementary disciplines of politics and history. We combine the teaching of comparative 20th century politics and political ideas with modern global, political and social history, with a focus on Britain, Europe and America.

Examining past issues of conflict, poverty, marginalised communities, environment and gender throughout history will enhance your understanding of today’s socio-political problems and associated decision-making.

94%+

Student satisfaction for areas of this course ranges from 94%-100%

NSS, 2016

Course specification
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Modules

Overview

The first year sets the foundation for the study of Politics and History as an interdisciplinary area of knowledge. It offers the opportunity of learning about key modern political developments from an historically grounded perspective.

Modules

  • Applied Politics – Politics in Action

  • Introduction to Political Ideas

  • From Empire to Welfare: Britain 1900-1951

  • The Rise of the Modern Nation State in the Western World

  • World Politics since 1945

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

The second year leads to greater specialisation and offers modules in a range of key areas in History and Politics.

Modules

  • Comparative Politics and Governance

  • Contemporary British Government

  • The Making of the United States

  • The International History of Europe since 1900

  • A Graduate Career

  • Optional modules

    1 from the following:

    • The Contemporary Far Right in Western Europe
    • Humanity and the Natural World: A History
    • 200 Years of People Politics in Britain 1800-2000
    • Global Security
    • History of Modern Political Thought
    • Sex, Sexuality, Power and Oppression

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

Modules

  • Study Abroad

  • Professional Placement

Overview

In the final year students are able to choose from a range of specialised options and write a 10,000-word dissertation on a topic of their own choice.

Modules

  • Politics of the Contemporary Middle East

  • Race and Resistance in the US

  • Dissertation in History, International Relations and Politics

  • Optional modules

    2 from the following:

    • An Inconvenient History: The Green Movement
    • History and Politics of the Far Right in Britain and France
    • Post War Germany
    • The Third Reich, 1933-45
    • Global Organised Crime
    • Political Ideologies in the Twentieth Century
    • US Government and Politics
    • Women’s Lives in Britain and the US 1800-1939
    • Field Trip

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

13th

Our Politics courses are ranked 13th in the UK by Guardian University Guide 2018

In more detail...

  • Activities and events set up by the History, International Relations, Politics and Sociology Society (HIPSOC).
  • Opportunity of an international experience with the option of an overseas field trip, study abroad, or overseas placement.
  • Opportunity to attend events and conferences featuring national and international politicians and dignitaries (subject to availability).
  • Lecturers from diverse backgrounds with expertise in the politics and history of Britain, United States, France, Germany, the Middle East, and Africa.
  • Opportunity to attend talks from guest speakers, which have previously included: a British MP, high commissioners from a number of African states and key speakers from major global corporations.

Opportunities to apply for a wide choice of placements in the private and public sectors including local historical organisations, an MP’s office and Coventry City Council.

Your course will be based on a series of lectures, with associated seminars and workshop practical classes.

In addition, your personal tutor will review and discuss your progress with you and will be available for advice.

An estimated percentage breakdown of how your final grade is assessed is as follows: some modules will be based on 50% coursework and 50% examinations, others will be coursework only. 

A compulsory Add+vantage module must also be completed.

In a typical week you will have up to 14 contact hours of teaching and this will break down as:

  • Personal tutorial/small group teaching: 1 hour of tutorial each week.
  • Medium group teaching: 5 hours of workshops or seminars each week.
  • Large group teaching: 8 hours of lectures each week.

In addition, you will be expected to undertake 23 hours each week studying and revising in your own time.

A major strength of this course is to enable graduates to choose from a variety of different career pathways that meet their particular interests.

The course has links with a variety of institutions where you can spend a study year such as the Institute of Cultural Diplomacy (ICD) in Berlin, Science Po in Bordeaux, the University of Heidelberg in Germany and the University of Lund in Sweden  where you can enrich your student experience. If you do not speak a foreign language we can arrange a study year at an institution where courses are taught in English.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2015/16, we were able to provide a total of 2101 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days, 76% of which were our own organised trips for undergraduates and 23% from postgraduate travel.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni


2,101

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2015/16



16,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far


21

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses

What our students say...

Document analysis, book reviews and the ability to read graphs and data to draw conclusions are all apart of this course. It's a challenge, but thanks to the dedicated lecturers, it's a fascinating and interesting journey.

David Kaczroski

Clearing places available on this course

During Clearing, the tariff points for this course may change. Clearing tariff points will be published 14th August.

Know your results? See if we could offer you a place

Waiting for results day? Visit our Clearing pages for advice

What our students say...

Document analysis, book reviews and the ability to read graphs and data to draw conclusions are all apart of this course. It's a challenge, but thanks to the dedicated lecturers, it's a fascinating and interesting journey.

David Kaczroski

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

For more information, please visit our Finance pages.

Starts

Fee


September 2017

£9,250 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship.

Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2017

£9,250 (per year)


Scholarships

For the September 2017 and January 2018 intakes, we're investing £1 million into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Starts

Fee


September 2017

£11,927 (per year)


Course essentials at no extra cost

We're committed to communicating study costs clearly to make sure you're not faced with having to make any unexpected payments.

This is why our ‘Flying Start’ package provides you with a few course essentials. Your full-time fee for an undergraduate degree will cover the following:

UK field trips

Any mandatory site visits and trips within the United Kingdom.

Key material

This can include core textbooks, software and equipment.

Laser prints

1,000 A4 sides of black and white laser printing credits per year.

Optional year

Pay no tuition fees for optional work placements or study abroad trips.

The following are additional costs not included in the fees:

  • Any optional overseas field trips or visits: £400+ per trip

What our students say...

Document analysis, book reviews and the ability to read graphs and data to draw conclusions are all apart of this course. It's a challenge, but thanks to the dedicated lecturers, it's a fascinating and interesting journey.

David Kaczroski

Career prospects

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University's Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities have their own Creative Futures unit provides a programme of workshops, embedded learning, lectures, professional experience and one-to-one guidance to help you develop the transferable skills and enterprising habits required for a successful career.

90%

of our graduates are in work or further study six months after the course

DHLE 2014/15

Where our graduates work

Past students have secured graduate-level jobs in the Civil Service, international organisations, local government, the media, private sector companies, the culture industry further and higher education teaching and Non- Governmental Organisations (NGOs).

£18k

Our graduates earn an average salary of £18,000 six months after the course (DHLE 2014/15)

What our students say...

Document analysis, book reviews and the ability to read graphs and data to draw conclusions are all apart of this course. It's a challenge, but thanks to the dedicated lecturers, it's a fascinating and interesting journey.

David Kaczroski
Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place with us, a Student Contract (“the Contract”) will be formed between you and the University. The Contract will detail all of your rights and also the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and will also contain all of the obligations that the University owes to you.  We would encourage you to read the Student Contract before you accept any offer of a place at the University. A copy of the Contract can be found here.