This course will give you equal exposure to both subject areas – making it the perfect choice for those of you with an interest in both areas. Plus, with a range of optional modules to choose from you’ll be able to tailor the course to suit your interests and career aspirations.
The historical component of our History and Politics degree spans the period from 1600 to the present, focusing mostly on the modern era. Its subject matter includes Britain and mainland Europe, but extends further afield to North America, the British Empire, Soviet Russia, South Asia and China. It begins with broad survey courses, proceeds with the history of individual countries or themes and culminates in specialist case studies.
The political component of our History and Politics degree equips you to think critically and analytically about contemporary political issues and institutions. It allows you to understand the mechanics of a variety of political institutions, as well as topical issues, ideas and controversies.
This course is designed to ensure that they provide all students with the knowledge they need to develop an expertise in their chosen field, but also the skills they need to succeed in an increasingly competitive market place. You will learn essential transferable skills that you can carry with you into the world of work. The many skills you will learn in History and Politics are attractive to employers in virtually any field. These skills include the ability to think and work independently, the acquisition of critical and interpretive skills, skills in ICT and group work, the ability to communicate effectively and to develop and sustain an argument.
In this you will gain an additional award alongside your final qualification. If you complete an industrial placement year you will gain a Diploma in Industrial Studies (DIS). If you undertake a professional placement year you will gain a Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS) or if you study abroad for a year you will gain a Diploma in International Studies (DIntS). The professional placement helps you test drive a career and stand out to employers. Placement options are wide and varied but would typically be a graduate level role with one of a broad range of companies or organisations which can be based in the UK or overseas.
- A level
- Scottish Advanced Higher
- Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)
- International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
- Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)
- Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
- Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal
- Access to HE Diploma
- Extended Project
Grades / Points
ABB (General Studies accepted)
This section explains how much you will need to pay in tuition fees to study this course at this university. Fees vary by country of residence so make sure you select which country of residence applies to you.
£9,250 per year
These are the tuition fees you pay if you are resident in England
About this University
Loughborough University is based on a fantastic 440-acre single-site campus at the heart of the UK. All undergraduate courses offer the option to include a year in industry as part of the degree. The student experience is renowned, with endless opportunities to get involved in at Loughborough Students' Union.