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History and Politics with a Year Abroad BA (Hons)

Swansea University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Singleton Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    25-SEP-23

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Studying a History and Politics degree allows you to explore a range of historically significant worlds, while observing how historical events directly influence global politics. Your studies will span from modern history and memory of war and conflict, to British and European politics, public policy and political theory. The third year is spent abroad, where you will study at a university, teach in a school or work in a business.This four-year degree helps to provide graduates with a wealth of inspiring career opportunities thanks to numerous transferable skills which are highly valued by employers.Politics at Swansea is ranked in the Top-10 for teaching experience (Times and Sunday Times 2018) and History achieved an overall satisfaction rating of 93% in the 2017 National Student Survey (NSS). Of those graduating from this subject area, 94% are employed or in further study 6 months after graduating (Destination of Leavers from HE survey 2015). Some, 80% of our students achieved a 1st class or 2.1 honours degree in 2017/18.Your early studies will concentrate on International relations, politics, people, and what it means to make history. But whether your true passion lies in medieval Europe, revolutionary America or theories of war, our generous range of modules has it covered. This range allows you to learn, discover and narrow your interests for the following years.Based on our stunning Singleton Park campus overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, you will have the ability to tailor your degree according to your specific interests as you progress. Swansea is a perfect gateway to the past. Within a short journey you will discover magnificent castles such as Pembroke and Manorbier, as well as medieval churches and fortresses in the Gower.Later studies are shaped by modules around your specific historical and political interests, and a substantial dissertation project. Three separate work placement programmes are available to help you prepare for graduate life.History and Politics students typically develop oral and writing skills through presenting ideas in different formats, supported by strong research and rigorous analysis. Assessment is conducted through essays, coursework, examination, presentations and a dissertation.Teaching is informed by a vibrant and supportive research environment that unites academics, postgraduates and visiting scholars around shared subject matter."I chose History at Swansea as the course offers a great variation of topics and the modules are really interesting. They stretch from the ancient empires of China and India, to the Second World War. The expertise of the lecturers is second to none." – Alistair Kirk. A year abroad enriches your study experience and boosts your career prospects. Graduates have advanced to careers in sectors such as education, heritage, business, media, politics and humanitarian services. Employers have included Mercedes Benz, English Heritage and St Fagans National History Museum.Please visit our course page for more information: swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/artsandhumanities/politics-and-international-relations/ba-polhist-vl1f/**We guarantee that you will be made a conditional offer for a course at Swansea University. Subject requirements will apply. Please come along to our next Open Day or get in touch for further information.**

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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£ 15,850per year

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University information

Swansea University

  • University League Table

    42nd

  • Campus address

    Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, Swansea, SA2 8PP, Wales

Swansea University is proud of its diverse student community, with students and staff from over 120 countries.
Swansea’s dedicated international recruitment, admissions and student support teams will help to guide you from application to arrival and beyond.
Swansea offers highly rated teaching and is ranked in the top 30 UK Universities (Complete University Guide 2022).

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    32nd out of 91 6

    41st out of 84 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    125 64%

    38th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    69.0 69%

    20th

    11
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%

    37th

    4
  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    118 56%

    44th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58.0 58%

    49th

    23
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    20th

    5

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