The University of Wolverhampton

BA (Hons)Politics and History

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.

What happens on the course?

Semester 1 Starters:

UNDERGRADUATE

Year 1

4PO003 Introduction to British Politics (20 Credits)

4WR003 War and the Modern World (20 Credits)

4PO002 Introduction to International Relations (20 Credits)

4WR002 Thinking About War and Peace (20 Credits)

4GK006 Success in Higher Education or 4PO005 Campaigning and Citizenship: Women in Britain and its Empire from 1800 to 1950 or 4WL002 Basic Language or 4WL003 Elementary Language (20 Credits)

4PO006 Contemporary Capitalism or 4WR004 The Holocaust or 4SL011 Volunteering in the Community or 4GK006 Success in Higher Education or 4WL002 Basic Language or 4WL003 Elementary Language (20 Credits)

Year 2

5PO003 Contemporary Political Ideologies (20 Credits)

5PO004 World Politics (20 Credits)

5HS010 The Great War 1914-1918 or 5WR007 Political Violence or 5WR006 War in Europe 1939-1945 (20 Credits)

5PO006 Contemporary Britain or 5WL001 Basic Language or 5WL002 Elementary Language (20 Credits)

5WR004 Terrorism or 5WR002 The Battle for Normandy 1944 or 5WR005 Virtual Warriors: The Evolution of War Gaming (20 Credits)

5SL008 Volunteering in Action or 5PO005 Europe United? European Politics, Societies, Cultures or 5WL001 Basic Language or 5WL002 Elementary Language (20 Credits)

Year 3

6PO001 Democracy and Terrorism: Conflict Resolution in Northern Ireland or 6PO005 Security and Integration in the New Europe (20 Credits)

6WR007 Dreadnought to Enterprise: Maritime Warfare c.1900 to the Present Day or 6WR004 Trial by Fire: The American Civil War or 6WL001 Intermediate/Advanced Language (20 Credits)

6PO003 Political Theory (20 Credits)

6WR006 War Studies Project or 6PO004 Project (Politics) or 6HS013 Work Placement in the Community (20 Credits)

6WR001 Conflict Resolution in the Modern World or 6WR005 The Barbarization of Warfare or 6WL001 Intermediate/Advanced Language or 6PO002 The Politics of the Middle East or 6HS010 Germany 1919-1945. From Weimar to Auschwitz. (20 Credits)

6WR001 Conflict Resolution in the Modern World or 6WR005 The Barbarization of Warfare or 6WL001 Intermediate/Advanced Language or 6PO002 The Politics of the Middle East or 6HS010 Germany 1919-1945. From Weimar to Auschwitz. (20 Credits)

Why Wolverhampton?

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

The Faculty of Social Sciences, in which History and Politics are based, has robust systems of student support, including the provision of `one to one’ study skills and academic counselling support.

What our students think

Career path

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.

What skills will you gain?

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.

Entry requirements

2019 Entry

  • ‘A’ levels at grades BBC - CCC
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade MMM, BTEC QCF Diploma grade DD
  • Access to HE Diploma full award (Pass of 60 credits - of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at level 3 including 18 at Merit or Distinction).
  • International student language requirements and application guidance can be found at http://www.wlv.ac.uk/international/apply
  • Successful completion of the International Foundation Year in Social Sciences guarantees entry on to this course

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 seehttp://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.

Course fees and finance

2019/0 Home/EU International
Full time £9,250 £12,000
Part time # £2,975

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

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2019/0. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact

These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

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

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