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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Why History and Politics?**Our History and Politics degree enables you to develop as an active scholar and become an independent practitioner, researcher and critical thinker. You’ll explore fundamental and highly relevant issues of power and human value, studying the ideas and events that shape our world and our identities. You’ll build investigative, analytical research and communication skills essential to your future professional role, gaining invaluable practical experiences through work placements, research projects, field trips and opportunities to study abroad. Previous students have undertaken unforgettable visits to the USA, Canada, India and Spain, as well as to fascinating UK destinations.You’ll draw on the expertise of our academic team along with insightful guest speakers and the practitioners you’ll work with on projects and placements, benefitting from our links with museums, archives, heritage organisations, socio-political groups, businesses and other partners. Our course also allows you to tailor your studies to suit your own interests and ambitions, choosing the topics most important to you in a rich and varied curriculum, as you examine integral questions about democracy, protest, activism and authority. Subjects include gender and environment, politics and empire in the age of Gladstone and Disraeli, human rights in global perspective, fascism in Europe 1914 to 1945 and much more. By graduation you’ll be equipped with the knowledge, abilities and experiences you need to succeed, whatever your chosen career path.**Why University of Gloucestershire?**We’ve been using our expertise to support and inspire students since 1847. Join us and you will benefit from professional-standard facilities in the beautiful, historic surroundings of Cheltenham and Gloucester. Our vibrant and tight-knit community of over 10,000 students and staff paired with a wide variety of courses means you will have the best of both worlds – a diverse community of sports clubs, societies and activities while also benefiting from specialist lecturers who value you as an individual. Who Cares? We do. We care about our students and the planet. We listened to what our students value most, turning our prospectus digital and providing opportunities for them to protect the planet and move on to study in an environment that works hard to support future generations. As a result, we’re proud that the University of Gloucestershire has been judged the UK’s most sustainable university.Our students never tire of finding inspiration here in the dynamic county of Gloucestershire, home to over 45 festivals every year, including 2000trees, Wychwood and the world-famous Cheltenham Literature festival. Many students gain valuable skills and experience working at these events alongside their studies.**After the course**Your story with us doesn’t end at graduation. Through our innovative Your Future Plan scheme, you will be supported to become the graduate that you want to be, making industry connections and taking part in placements and field trips that offer invaluable experience outside of the lecture theatre. We are proud of our record that 93% of University of Gloucestershire graduates are in work or further study six months after completing their course*.*UK Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020.**Experience an open day**Book yourself a place at a University of Gloucestershire open day at www.glos.ac.uk/BookAnOpenDay. Our open days have been designed to inform you, inspire you, and help you make the right decision about your next step. It’s your chance to see the university for yourself, get a real insight into what we're about and meet your potential course tutors and lecturers. Our friendly student ambassadors will also be on hand to show you round your campus.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,700per year

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University information

University of Gloucestershire

  • University League Table

    98th

  • Campus address

    University of Gloucestershire, The Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2RH, England

A diverse and inclusive community, welcoming students from over 60 countries worldwide.
Placements, internships, trips and career experiences help prepare students for success after graduation.
A wide range of bursaries and merit scholarships are available for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    56th out of 84 8

    88th out of 90 13

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    121 59%

    36th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    30th

    5
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%

    25th

    9
  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    84 43%

    89th

    38
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.63 73%

    87th

    63

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