History & Politics
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.
If you’re interested in the connections between today’s politics and their wider historical contexts, then this is the course for you.
You’ll learn to understand, evaluate and critically respond to external developments, processes and questions in historical and contemporary form that affect so many aspects of our daily lives. We’ll develop you into an independent thinker and researcher who’s capable of producing your own interpretations of historical events through analysis of the evidence.
The Politics element of the course provides you with training in political analysis and research methods. You’ll look at theoretical and empirical issues that affect people’s lives and prospects at the local, national and international level – and we don’t shy away from the controversial and practical questions.
Why study with us
- Our Politics courses are ranked 1st in the North West and 2nd in the UK for learning opportunities – National Student Survey (NSS) 2019.
- Politics at the University of Central Lancashire is ranked 3rd in the North West and top 10 nationally for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2022)
- Opportunities to go on work placements with host organisations such as Lancashire Archives, the People’s History Museum and the Lancashire Museum Service.
What you'll do
- 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), with some modules accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).
- 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.
This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.
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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The importance of Heritage, Culture and Identity
- The Institute is at the leading edge of management thinking and are a globally recognised professional membership body for leaders and managers. Their research into new ideas, techniques and methods ensures that ILM courses are constantly improving, helping to develop students' leadership and management skills.
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.
Some of our students have gone on to postgraduate study, including an MA by Research, further research degrees (MPhil/PhD) or master’s courses in History and Politics.
Fees and Funding
Scholarships and Bursaries
We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.
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This course is based in the School of Humanities, Language & Global Studies located in the Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries
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