BA History and Politics
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This degree programme, taught jointly with the School of Political, Social and International Studies, offers you the chance to link your historical studies with the study of politics. As well as the full range of History offerings, you can choose from modules in Politics & Government, Political Thought and International Relations. (A separate booklet describing the Politics options is available on request). You are responsible for determining the overall balance between History and Politics in Years 2 and 3. In the second year you are free to determine the exact proportion of your studies you devote to each subject. You may choose to specialise in a particular country or region by combining …
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This degree programme, taught jointly with the School of Political, Social and International Studies, offers you the chance to link your historical studies with the study of politics. As well as the full range of History offerings, you can choose from modules in Politics & Government, Political Thought and International Relations. (A separate booklet describing the Politics options is available on request). You are responsible for determining the overall balance between History and Politics in Years 2 and 3. In the second year you are free to determine the exact proportion of your studies you devote to each subject. You may choose to specialise in a particular country or region by combining study of the history of Nazism with contemporary Germany, Russian Politics with the history of Stalinism or British history with international relations. In the third year, you take a Special Subject in Modern History and a further module in Politics.Assessment
Key skills, issues and ideas are introduced in lectures given by all members of faculty. More specialist study is undertaken in small group seminars. These are chosen from a range offered within the School and across the University. You will also spend time studying and researching in the library or carrying out practical work or projects. In most subject areas, you are assessed at the end of each year on the basis of coursework and, in some cases, project and examination results. In your final year, you will write a dissertation on a topic of your choice and with the advice of tutors. There is no final examination. Your final degree result is determined by the marks you receive in years two and three.
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We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading). Recognised English Language qualifications include:
- IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in Reading and Writing with no less than 5.5 in any component)
- TOEFL: Internet-based score of 88 overall (minimum 20 in Reading and Speaking components, 19 in Writing component and 17 in Listening components.
- PTE: 62 overall (minimum 55 in Reading and Writing components with no less than 51 in any component).
If you do not meet the University's entry requirements, our INTO
Language Learning Centre offers a range of university preparation
courses to help you develop the high level of academic and English
skills necessary for successful undergraduate study.
The majority of candidates will not be called for an interview. However, for some students an interview will be requested. These are normally quite informal and generally cover topics such as your current studies, reasons for choosing the course and your personal interests and extra-curricular activities.
Students will have the opportunity to meet with an academic on a Visit Day in order to gain a deeper insight into the course(s) you have applied for.Gap Year
We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year.
We also welcome applications for deferred entry, believing that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry and may wish to contact the appropriate Admissions Office directly to discuss this further.Special Entry Requirements Applicants are required to have a grade B or above in A Level History (or equivalent qualification). Intakes
The School's annual intake is in September of each year.Alternative Qualifications
If you have alternative qualifications that have not been mentioned above, then please contact university directly for further information.GCSE Offer
Students are required have GCSE Mathematics and GCSE English Language at Grade C or above.Assessment
For the majority of candidates the most important factors in assessing the application will be past and future achievement in examinations, academic interest in the subject being applied for, personal interest and extra-curricular activities and the confidential reference.
We consider applicants as individuals and accept students from a very wide range of educational backgrounds and spend time considering your application in order to reach an informed decision relating to your application. Typical offers are indicated above. Please note, there may be additional subject entry requirements specific to individual degree courses.
History is one of the most intellectually and challenging forms of training. Through the study of documents, their interpretation and interpretors, we have a chance to view both past achievements and failures, and establish some patterns and meaning. Through History we have an insight into past civilisations and cultures which were both similar and different from our own. At the University of East Anglia we use a wide range of teaching methods including lectures, seminars and tutorials. Students benefit from the existence of an active research-led culture amongst staff, many prominent visiting speakers and international links within the School.
The School was founded in 1994 when historians from three of the university's interdisciplinary Schools came together out of a belief that a School of History could provide a better focus for historical activity at the University of East Anglia. Since then we have gone from strength to strength and in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise, 90 per cent of our research was classified as being of international importance or better. We concentrate on British and European history from the medieval to the contemporary period, which allows us to offer a very wide degree of choice within these areas to our students.UniStats Information Fees and Funding University Fees and Financial Support: UK/EU Students
Further information on fees and funding for 2012 can be found hereUniversity Fees and Financial Support: International Students
The University will be charging International students £11,700.00 for all full time School of History undergraduate programmes which start in 2012.
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