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If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 152 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers38%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial supportNot available
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
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- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Years 1 and 2: Comprises 6 papers, the 1st 5 are chosen from 23 papers on offer, and students study 1 each term for the 1st 5 terms; students must take at least 1 paper on a period of British political history and at least 1 paper on a period of British economic and social history; for the other 3 papers it is possible to study any period of European history from the Greeks to the present, periods of world history, the history of the USA, and/or the history of political thought; for the compulsory 6th paper: themes and sources, students submit a 5000 word essay; thereâ??s a very wide choice of topics, typically investigating a major theme in comparative history (such as gender, democracy, revolutions or music); the essay is written over a period of some months, and involves individual research and faculty classes. Year 3: Students take 5 papers, 3 of which are compulsory: historical argument and practice; a special subject (constituting 2 papers, assessed by a long essay and a written examination) and giving the opportunity for advanced inâ??depth study of an important historical process or problem; for the remaining papers, students can choose 2 from the following: history of political thought to 1700; history of political thought from 1700 to 1890; political philosophy and the history of political thought since 1890; a specified subject paper from a selection on topics or comparable themes in history; students can also substitute 1 of the optional papers with a dissertation of 7,000 to 15,000 words.
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How you'll spend your time
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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