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  • Subject Ranking


    4 (Politics)
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    / 100
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    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BA (Hons)

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Course Summary

This stimulating joint honours degree has been created to allow you to explore the numerous fundamental issues which are affecting society globally. The course is ideal for anyone who is interested in major issues which are affecting our lives and combined with History it makes a very relevant and stimulating course. Themes will include the UK's decision to leave the European Union to whether we will receive a pension when we reach retirement age. HISTORY will introduce you to diverse peoples, nations and ideas from medieval and early modern right through to contemporary history within Britain and across to the Americas, Asia and the Far East.POLITICS is designed for students who want to gain a comprehensive understanding of the issues which are dominating our lives such as the European Union and the wars in the Middle East. This course will introduce you to Political Systems which will outline political parties and interest groups. It will also introduce you to the basic ideas, movements and language in which politics is enacted. The course is devised to ensure that you gain valuable transferable skills that you can utilise for years to come. HISTORY at NTU offers exciting opportunities to discover and understand the past through a range of skills and approaches. This course offers a diverse curriculum, covering periods from AD 700 to the present day. The course offers a range of ways to make sense of the past and how it has impacted societies in the present day. The academic team at NTU teaches specialist modules informed by their own research specialisms, including; History Matters, Conflicts and Cultures in Mid-Victorian England 1850-1880 and Real Life Work Project. The course encourages you to be passionate, focused and to have a willingness to engage with independent learning. 94% of History students would recommend studying at NTU (NSS 2019).Politics has been combined with history to create an exciting, dynamic and relevant degree. This course will help enhance your interpersonal skills so that you're ready for the transition from university into the world of work. This course aims to provide you with vital skills such as; focus, passion and the ability to think critically about the world and social issues. You'll develop excellent project management skills and be able to manage your time efficiently. Our recent graduates have pursued a variety of exciting roles including; policy adviser, recruitment consultant, conservation assistant, sales manager, education officer and government officer. 91% of our BA (Hons) History and Politics students are in work or further study within just six months of finishing their degree (DLHE 2016/17).

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  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Access to HE Diploma
  • GCSE/National 4/National 5


104 UCAS Tariff points from four A-Levels (two of which must be A-Level equivalent)

Tuition Fees

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£9,250 per year

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About this University

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is a popular institution, with over 30,000 students studying across four unique campuses. It's in the top 20 UK universities for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2020) and has Gold-rated teaching (TEF 2017).


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