School of Social, Historical and Political Studies

Politics and History with Foundation Year

BA (Hons) Part-time 8 years, Full-time 4 years

This comprehensive integrated joint course allows you to examine a wide range of themes and issues in the history and politics of Britain, Europe, the Americas and the Middle East from the sixteenth century to the present day.

This comprehensive integrated joint course allows you to examine a wide range of themes and issues in the history and politics of Britain, Europe, the Americas and the Middle East from the sixteenth century to the present day.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code L203
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020, 20 January 2020
  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (8 years), Full-time (4 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus, University of Wolverhampton
  • School School of Social, Historical and Political Studies

Why choose this course?

This comprehensive integrated joint course allows you to examine a wide range of themes and issues in the history and politics of Britain, Europe, the Americas and the Middle East from the sixteenth century to the present day.  Focusing on the cultural, political, social and economic aspects of historical change, you will be encouraged to study particular areas of interest and controversy in depth. 

In your studies, you will learn the essential techniques of critical analysis, research methods and the skills required for handling and processing information.  You will also be given the opportunity to demonstrate your understanding of different historical and political approaches through a varied and dynamic learning and teaching environment.  Using traditional and enhanced electronic forms of learning, the History and Politics degree enables you to achieve your full potential, developing the skills for successful study and future employment. 

The course actively encourages intellectual curiosity and digital literacy and lets you apply the skills you have learned in the classroom to relevant work situations. Our graduates are in high demand and employers value the critical awareness, communication skills, initiative and organisational abilities the course instils in our students.

The foundation year of this course is designed to offer applicants who do not have the required qualifications, a programme which will equip them with a robust toolkit of academic, digital and personal skills required for successful study in higher education. It also provides an understanding of, and insight into, a range of disciplines that underpin their chosen programme of study. In the foundation year students will develop their ability to gain the most out of structured in-class study, and also to manage and evaluate their own independent learning. This wide range of transferable skills is of immense value in both undergraduate study and graduate employment. Upon successful completion of the foundation year, students will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of their subject area to degree level.

 

What happens on the course?

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Students graduating in Politics and History have gone on to do further Masters courses at Wolverhampton University. In recent years two History graduates have successfully completed PhDs at Wolverhampton University. Teaching, archival work and local government are common destinations of graduates in these subject areas.

 

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

The course aims to:

  • provide a learning experience in History and Politics which conforms to the national benchmarking standard
  • provide students with subject-specific and generic knowledge, experience and skills
  • prepare students for careers in which their skills can be applied directly
  • equip students with a range of key skills applicable to a wide variety of other careers commensurate with their graduate status

We have robust systems of student support, including the provision of `one to one’ study skills and academic counselling support.

 

 On the completion of the course, the student should be able to demonstrate:

  1. Identify and critically compare different concepts and methodologies used in both History and Politics.
  2. Demonstrate an informed knowledge of the processes of continuity and change over an extended time-span as pertaining to the political history and institutions of the UK and one other area.
  3. Engage critically with the major theoretical underpinnings and ideological traditions in History and Politics.
  4. Demonstrate a proficiency in the generic and subject-specific skills used in the study of both subjects.
  5. Use appropriate technologies in digitally literate and enterprising ways to support research, process data and produce written work and presentational material to a high quality.
  6. Understand the value of civic responsibility in your outlook toward and relationships with others in an historical and global context.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £2975 per year# 2019-20
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
International Full-time £12000 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Part-time £6000 per year# 2019-20
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

2020 Entry

Typical entry requirement: 48 UCAS points

  • A Levels - grades DD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades PPP
  • Pass Access to HE Diploma (Full Award)

Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points

  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

 Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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