History

BA HISTORY AND POLITICS

Key details 

BA HISTORY AND POLITICS

Start Year
2023
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Arts
UCAS course code
VL12
Entry Requirements
AAB (Specific subject requirements apply)
Duration (years)
3

Assessment for Year 1

In your first year, your History modules will be assessed by a mixture of essays, presentations, and document commentaries. In Politics, you might write essays, critical summaries, or reading logs. You’ll gain experience and confidence with these assessments, without them counting to your final degree.

Feedback 
You’ll receive feedback from tutors on your practice assignments to help you improve your work before your final formal or ‘summative’ assignments. And we’ll strongly encourage you to discuss your feedback with academic staff. You’ll also receive feedback on final assessments, which will be tailored to your learning needs. 

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Assessment for Year 2

In your second year, your History work will continue to be assessed through essays, presentations, and document commentaries, while in Politics, as well as written coursework, you might take modules involving assessment by giving presentations, completing group projects, or writing policy briefs or select committee submissions. In each module, you’ll have a chance to test your skills and receive feedback from your tutors through practice assessments (also known as formative work), which can take a variety of forms, such as presentations, reviews, and historical source analyses. You’ll continue to receive detailed feedback on your work and be encouraged to benefit from the support of your tutors in their office hours.

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Assessment for Year 3

Your final year History modules will be assessed through coursework and document work, along with examinations and an extended essay on your specialist subject. In Politics you’ll continue to be assessed in a diverse array of forms. Your final degree result will be determined by the marks you receive in years 2 and 3. All the feedback you’ll continue to receive will enable you to deepen your understanding of both your subjects and to graduate with a host of flexible skills valued by employers.

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Assessment for Year 1

In your first year, your History modules will be assessed by a mixture of essays, presentations, and document commentaries. In Politics, you might write essays, critical summaries, or reading logs. You’ll gain experience and confidence with these assessments, without them counting to your final degree.

Feedback 
You’ll receive feedback from tutors on your practice assignments to help you improve your work before your final formal or ‘summative’ assignments. And we’ll strongly encourage you to discuss your feedback with academic staff. You’ll also receive feedback on final assessments, which will be tailored to your learning needs. 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Assessment for Year 2

In your second year, your History work will continue to be assessed through essays, presentations, and document commentaries, while in Politics, as well as written coursework, you might take modules involving assessment by giving presentations, completing group projects, or writing policy briefs or select committee submissions. In each module, you’ll have a chance to test your skills and receive feedback from your tutors through practice assessments (also known as formative work), which can take a variety of forms, such as presentations, reviews, and historical source analyses. You’ll continue to receive detailed feedback on your work and be encouraged to benefit from the support of your tutors in their office hours.

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Assessment for Year 3

Your final year History modules will be assessed through coursework and document work, along with examinations and an extended essay on your specialist subject. In Politics you’ll continue to be assessed in a diverse array of forms. Your final degree result will be determined by the marks you receive in years 2 and 3. All the feedback you’ll continue to receive will enable you to deepen your understanding of both your subjects and to graduate with a host of flexible skills valued by employers.

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Entry Requirements

A Levels

AAB including History, Ancient History, Archaeology, Anthropology, Classical Civilisation, Classical Studies, English Literature, History of Art, Politics, Government and Politics, Psychology, Sociology, Film Studies, Media Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Geography.

T Levels

No acceptable pathways for 2023 entry.

BTEC

DDD alongside grade B in A-Level History, Ancient History, Archaeology, Anthropology, Classical Civilisation, Classical Studies, English Literature, History of Art, Politics, Government and Politics, Psychology, Sociology, Film Studies, Media Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies. (or equivalent qualification). Excludes BTEC Public Services, BTEC Uniformed Services and BTEC Business Administration.

Scottish highers

AAAAA including History

Scottish highers advanced

BBC including History

Irish leaving certificate

4 subjects at H2, 2 subjects at H3 including History

Access course

Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 36 credits at Level 3 and Merit in 9 credits at Level 3 including 12 credits in History.

European Baccalaureate

80% including 7 in History

International Baccalaureate

33 points including HL5 in History or Global Politics

GCSE offer

You are required to have Mathematics and English Language at a minimum of Grade C or Grade 4 or above at GCSE.

Additional entry requirements

If you do not meet the academic requirements for direct entry, you may be interested in one of our Foundation Year programmes.

International Requirements

We accept many international qualifications for entry to this course. View our International Students pages for specific information about your country. 

INTO University of East Anglia

If you do not meet the academic and/or English requirements for direct entry our partner, INTO University of East Anglia offers guaranteed progression on to this undergraduate degree upon successful completion of a preparation programme. Depending on your interests, and your qualifications you can take a variety of routes to this degree: 

International Foundation in Business, Economics, Society and Culture (for Year 1 entry to UEA) 

International Foundation in Humanities and Law (for Year 1 entry to UEA)

Alternative Qualifications

UEA recognises that some students take a mixture of International Baccalaureate IB or International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme IBCP study rather than the full diploma, taking Higher levels in addition to A levels and/or BTEC qualifications. At UEA we do consider a combination of qualifications for entry, provided a minimum of three qualifications are taken at a higher Level. In addition some degree programmes require specific subjects at a higher level.

Important note

Once enrolled onto your course at UEA, your progression and continuation (which may include your eligibility for study abroad, overseas experience, placement or year in industry opportunities) is contingent on meeting the assessment requirements which are relevant to the course on which you are enrolled.

Students for whom english is a foreign language

Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading): 

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) for year 1 entry

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in all components) for year 2 entry 

We also accept a number of other English language tests. Please click here to see our full list

If you do not yet meet the English language requirements for this course, INTO UEA offer a variety of English language programmes which are designed to help you develop the English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study: 

Pre-sessional English at INTO UEA 

Academic English at INTO UEA 

Interviews

Most applicants will not be called for an interview and a decision will be made via UCAS Track. However, for some applicants an interview will be requested. Where an interview is required the Admissions Service will contact you directly to arrange a time.

Gap year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year.  We believe that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry on your UCAS application.

Intakes

This course is open to UK and International applicants. The annual intake is in September each year.

Course Reference Number: 6775408

Fees and Funding

Tuition Fees

See our Tuition Fees page for further information. 

Scholarships and Bursaries

We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds. 

The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.

Course related costs

The cost of individual field trips will vary, and all such trips are optional. 

Please see Additional Course Fees for details of other course-related costs. 

Course Reference Number: 6775408

How to Apply

Apply for this course through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS), using UCAS Hub.

UCAS Hub is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom.

Your application does not have to be completed all at once. Register or sign in to UCAS to get started.

Once you submit your completed application, UCAS will process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.

The Institution code for the University of East Anglia is E14.

View our guide to applying through UCAS for useful tips, key dates and further information:

How to apply through UCAS
Course Reference Number: 6775408
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Arts
UCAS course code
VL12
Entry Requirements
AAB (Specific subject requirements apply)
Duration (years)
3
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