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Modern History and Politics (Integrated) BSc (Econ) (Hons)

Cardiff University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science in Economics (with Honours) - BSc Econ H

  • Location

    Main Site - Cardiff

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

As part of this integrated degree, you will benefit from a generous choice of optional modules on historical and political themes which are central to an understanding of public life in the modern world.In your first year you will concentrate on core modules. In your second and final years you choose from a wide range of optional modules.Politics as an area of study develops your knowledge and understanding of governments, governance and societies. Politics is central to our everyday lives. It explores people and power and involves drama and events of great significance both today and historically. Think of the electoral struggle between Left and Right, the power play of the Cold War, and the great enterprise of European integration.Studying for a politics degree means investigating how politics works and delves into how parliaments and governments function while also allowing you to evaluate political ideas such as power, freedom, democracy, conflict, legitimacy and accountability.The study of history enables you to learn about the different worlds of people in the past and to better understand the present. History gives you an insight into the process of change from Ancient Greece and Rome through the Medieval period to the modern day. You may study the history of societies in diverse parts of the globe, from India and China, through Germany and France, to Britain, Wales and Cardiff.You will learn to think independently and to analyse a body of material, assess its strengths and weaknesses, and present your conclusions in well-written, lucid prose, as well as verbally.Distinctive featuresThe politics department at Cardiff University has unrivalled academic links with the National Assembly for Wales via the Welsh Governance Centre and long established relationships with national and international organisations such as the Westminster parliament, European Union and NATO. This unique status gives students the opportunity to supplement their learning by engaging with political decision makers in the real world.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 17,450per year

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University information

Cardiff University

  • University League Table

    30th

  • Campus address

    Cardiff University, PO Box 921, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3XQ, Wales

Cardiff University is a global institution, with over 7,900 international students from more than 130 countries.
The university welcomes applications from international students and offer specialist facilities and dedicated support to help with a student’s studies.
Cardiff came second in the 2020 Natwest Student Living Index for monthly rental costs in UK university cities, and twelfth in terms of overall living costs.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    31st out of 93 6

    33rd out of 85 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    150 72%

    23rd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    71 71%

    34th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.84 77%

    85th

    24
  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    140 64%

    31st

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    41st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%

    58th

    18

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