BA (Hons)

History & Politics

3 Years
September 2024
Campus Taught

Understanding the past is crucial to analysing and responding to the political challenges of the future. Our BA (Hons) History and Politics degree will help you to see the bigger picture.

Why study with us

  • 1st
    in the UK for academic support
    National Student Survey (History) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
  • 1st
    in the UK for teaching on the course
    National Student Survey (History) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
  • There are some modules that are accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).
  • The politics element provides you with training in political analysis and research methods and skills.
  • Opportunities to go on work placements with host organisations such as Lancashire Archives, the People’s History Museum and the Lancashire Museum Service.

Studying History and Politics

  • You’ll get to take on our optional Community History Project, which involves working on a live project brief with a real client.
  • You’ll also have the chance to get involved in international volunteering projects through the University’s Centre for Volunteering and Community Leadership (CVCL).
  • You can support the international dimension of your History and Politics degree by learning a language or travelling abroad, with awards and bursaries available through the University’s Worldwise Learning Centre.


Course delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


Please note the delivery information for this course is accurate for the academic year 2023/24. The information displayed in this section may not yet accurately reflect how the course will be delivered in 2024/25 but this information will be updated by December 2023.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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What our students say

The combination of history and politics were instrumental in refining my analytical skills whilst providing an excellent opportunity to explore complex issues both in the past and present.
Niall John Willey
BA (Hons) History and Politics
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What jobs can you do with a History and Politics degree?

Our History and Politics degree can open doors to a wide range of careers. Many of our graduates have gone on to successful careers in education, the museum and heritage sectors, journalism, public relations, central and local government, the European Union, charities and non-governmental organisations.

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.

  • Care Leaver Bursary

    Our Care Leaver Bursary is for students who need extra support because they have been in care or are estranged from their parents.

    Find out more about Care Leaver Bursary
  • Estranged student support

    Estranged Student Support Bursary is for students who need extra support because they are estranged from their parents.

    Find out more about Estranged student support
  • Dependants Bursary

    Students with financially dependent children may be eligible for our Dependants Bursary as part of our financial support package. 

    Find out more about Dependants Bursary
  • Contextualised Admissions Bursary

    We recognise that the last two years have been very challenging for young people and learning has been impacted. To help support students eligible for a contextualised offer we are offering a bursary of £250 in their first year of study.

    Find out more about Contextualised Admissions Bursary

This course is based in the School of Psychology and Humanities

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