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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

This programme is an innovative and interdisciplinary exploration into how social, cultural, and political institutions, decisions, and events have shaped societies and nations around the world.There is much cross-over to explore between the disciplines of History and Politics. The BA History with Politics at Goldsmiths combines and synthesises methods and concepts from both disciplines to inform and stimulate study. Many History modules, such as those dealing with revolutions, ideas, and social movements, are, of course, centrally connected to politics. Meanwhile, Politics modules on feminism and anarchism are strongly informed by the historical precedents of modern movements and ideologies.**Combine the study of History and Politics**Rather than focusing on chronology or strict historical periods, combining History and Politics encourages and facilitates explorations and analyses of key issues, controversies, themes, and debates. The study, analysis, and understanding of the past are as important today as they have ever been. Understanding past societies fosters emotional intelligence and allows us to appreciate the diversity and adaptability of human life. Understanding our pasts can help us to shape our futures in more intelligent, insightful, and compassionate ways.By combining the two disciplines, you will be able to peel back the formal veneer of political parties and institutions to reveal the major ideological, economic, social, and cultural conflicts which must be investigated to understand our world. This programme crosses boundaries between the traditional and the more radical understandings of political phenomena. Politics is much more than simply what happens in parliaments, it pervades the whole of society, domestically and internationally.Throughout this degree, you will have the opportunity to study the historical roots of issues facing nations and societies today, while also being able to consider the nature of the ‘political’ in all its dimensions. These approaches come together in Year 3 Special Subjects, where you will spend half the year focusing on a specific subject and writing your dissertation on it. Special Subjects can be taken from a range of options both at Goldsmiths and at other colleges of the University of London, meaning that the scope of political subjects on offer is vast. **Learn across two expert departments**The academic staff in the Department of History and Department of Politics are at the forefront of research excellence and research-led teaching, delivering modules and conducting research about Asia, Africa, the Americas, the British Isles, Eastern and Western Europe, and the Middle East. Find out more in the About the Department section below.**Gain valuable career skills**Alongside intellectual and personal development, we equip you with the skills and experience you need to progress into a rewarding career. This might be through our History in Practice work-placement module or through other career-orientated opportunities and forms of assessment.

Application deadline

15 January

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University information

Goldsmiths, University of London

  • University League Table


  • Campus address

    Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, Lewisham, SE14 6NW, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    62nd out of 93 1

    74th out of 85 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    113 54%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    51 51%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    109 50%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    54 54%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.82 76%



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