History & Politics (Foundation Entry)
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.
Foundation Entry degree courses are ideal if you’ve got the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to directly join an honours programme. It’s a great stepping stone to a full degree.
History and Politics are two academic disciplines which are distinctive, yet related. You’ll look at external developments, processes and questions in historical and contemporary form, and how they affect many aspects of our daily lives. It will be your role to understand, evaluate and critically respond to these challenges.
Why study with us
- History is rated in the top 20 in the UK for Academic Support - National Student Survey (NSS) 2020.
- 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.
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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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.
Our graduates have gone on to further study, or careers in teaching and research, the museum and heritage sectors, journalism, public relations, central and local government, the European Union, charities and NGOs.
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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