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History and Politics BA (Hons)

University of Oxford

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UCAS CODE: LV21

Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Pembroke

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    02-OCT-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Overview

The History and Politics course brings together complementary but distinct disciplines to form a coherent and stimulating programme. The degree not only enables students to set contemporary political problems in their historical perspective, but also equips them to approach the study of the past with the conceptual rigour derived from political science.

A special feature of the Oxford course is the chance to choose from a broad range of subjects across the two disciplines, making it possible, for example, to combine medieval history options with analysis of contemporary political systems. The intellectual rigour of this course benefits from the expertise of Oxford’s political theorists and historians in the history of political thought. It is also strengthened by the thematic approach taken to European and World history teaching in the first year, combined with an emphasis on interdisciplinarity in a number of both Politics and History papers.

Oxford also possesses exceptional library provision for History in the Bodleian Library, the History Faculty Library, and the Weston Library’s special collections, as well as the Social Sciences Library.

Careers

While some History and Politics graduates go on to further study and research to become professional historians, others move into different areas. Recent graduates have started their careers in accountancy, advertising, archive work, finance, the Civil Service, consultancy, international charity work, the media, the law, librarianship, management consultancy, museums, politics, publishing, research, social work, teaching and the theatre. Graduates include a PhD researcher in political science, a senior account executive in public relations and a civil servant.

Application deadline

15 October

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

29,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Oxford

  • University League Table

    1st

  • Campus address

    University of Oxford, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 2JD, England

Subject rankings

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    2nd out of 90

    1st out of 86

  • Entry standards

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  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84.0 84%

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    3
  • Student satisfaction

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  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    207 100%

    1st

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%

    1st

    5
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    n/a

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