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Modern History and Politics (Including Placement Year) BA (Hons)

University of Essex

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    07-OCT-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

You obtain a thorough grounding in the fields of modern history and politics, and will consider how the two disciplines can be integrated. Our strengths lie in public and social history at Essex, so we draw the lines between how individuals and societies have coped in times of political change, upheaval and uncertainty. We discuss democracy, communism, power and the consequences of politics throughout history.You also investigate the scope of political science as a field of inquiry, and the methods used by political scientists, in order to explore questions concerning both what does occur in politics, and what should occur in politics. There is a range of relevant options to choose from in both departments and you choose to write your final-year dissertation in either politics or history.You spend your third year on a placement gaining relevant work experience within an external business or organisation, giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market and providing you with key contacts within the industry.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 16,850per year

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University information

University of Essex

  • University League Table

    41st

  • Campus address

    University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, England

The careers team offer dedicated international careers advice and support throughout studies and after graduation.
Central London is easily accessible from all of the university's campuses.
The University of Essex has a student body that represents over 140 nationalities and supports over 30 different cultural societies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    49th out of 93 10

    23rd out of 85 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    110 53%

    59th

    17
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    63 63%

    54th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.20 84%

    33rd

    42
  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    106 48%

    65th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%

    19th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.20 84%

    13th

    13

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