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BA (Hons)

History & Politics (Foundation Entry)

4 Years
September 2023
Campus Taught

If you’re interested in the connections between today's politics and their wider historical contexts, our History and Politics Foundation Entry degree is the course for you.

Why study with us

  • Social Sciences is ranked 4th in the UK with 90% student satisfaction. (National Student Survey 2022).
  • You’ll be able to undertake a work placement with host organisations, such as the Lancashire Archives and the People’s History Museum.
  • The politics element provides you with training in political analysis and research methods and skills.

What you'll do

  • Choose to learn about other cultures or even learn a new language through our Worldwise Learning Centre.
  • Become a historian, discovering and analysing evidence from various periods of history in different parts of the world, and generate your own arguments and interpretations. Gain work experience with public sector heritage and museum organisations through our Centre for Volunteering and Community Leadership.
  • You’ll have the chance to study abroad, with awards and bursaries available in Europe or North America.

Module overview

Course delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.


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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Join us on campus

Book a place at our Undergraduate Open Day on Saturday 17 June. Here you'll be able to explore our campus and facilities, meet academic staff and chat to students.

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  • 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.

Future careers

Our History and Politics Foundation Entry qualification could eventually lead to a career in education, research, teaching, politics, law, business, social care, arts and museum curatorship.

Fees and funding

First year£6000 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
First year£10000 for the first year
Full-time£14250 per year
First year£6,500 for the first year
Full-time£9,250 per year
First year£11,000 for the first year
Full-time£14,900 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.


This course is based in the School of Humanities, Language & Global Studies located in the Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries

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

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