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BA (Hons)

History & Politics

3 years
September 2024

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 North West for student satisfaction
    Complete University Guide (History)
  • Our excellent academic support will help you to achieve your goals. Small class sizes mean that you will benefit from closer support by tutors.
  • You’ll be taught by academics who are experts in their field. Many are actively involved in the public sphere, providing first-hand experience.
  • Our history and politics degree equips you with key employable skills, including optional work placement modules.
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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

Studying History and Politics

  • Our history and politics degree combines the key parts of each subject. You will learn about critical moments in British and world history, while developing the skills to contribute to modern politics.
  • The history part of your degree provides you with a strong historical understanding of modern day issues. It also equips you with excellent research and critical thinking skills.
  • The politics part of your degree provides you with training in political analysis. You will learn how to form clear arguments in debates about historical and contemporary policy.


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 jobs can you do with a history and politics degree?

A history and politics degree can open the door to a wide range of careers. Many graduates have successful careers in politics, including central and local government, the European Union, and non-governmental organisations. Other graduates have gone on to careers in education, journalism, public relations and the museum and heritage sector.

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.

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This course is based in the School of Psychology and Humanities

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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