Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies

BA (Hons) PHILOSOPHY AND HISTORY

Key details 

BA (HONS) PHILOSOPHY AND HISTORY

Start Year
2023
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Arts
UCAS course code
VV51
Entry Requirements
AAB including History or related subject.
Duration (years)
3

Assessment for Year 1

The assessment is at the module level and will consist of a mixture of assignments including class tests, essays, class presentations, exams, and journal entries. The marks for these assessments will not contribute to your final degree classification. 

You’ll receive constructive feedback on both your formative and summative assessments to help you develop your understanding and skills.

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Assessment for Year 2

Assessments are at the module level and consist of a mixture of essays, exams, and class presentations. All assessed work will be preceded by formative work upon which written feedback is provided. This is meant to help you improve your performance in the summative tasks.

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Assessment for Year 3

The assessments are the same as Year 2 with the addition of the opportunity to write a 8-9000 word dissertation under the supervision of a member of faculty. The constructive feedback will be substantial throughout so that you can deliver your best work as part of your summative assessment. 

Your final degree result is based on the marks for all your modules in the last two years, weighing 40:60 so that more importance is attached to the fully mature work of your third year. 

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Assessment for Year 1

The assessment is at the module level and will consist of a mixture of assignments including class tests, essays, class presentations, exams, and journal entries. The marks for these assessments will not contribute to your final degree classification. 

You’ll receive constructive feedback on both your formative and summative assessments to help you develop your understanding and skills.

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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

Assessments are at the module level and consist of a mixture of essays, exams, and class presentations. All assessed work will be preceded by formative work upon which written feedback is provided. This is meant to help you improve your performance in the summative tasks.

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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.

Students may take no more than one supervised dissertation module, but they may also take a special subject in Philosophy in addition to a dissertation. Students wishing to take the Philosophy dissertation or special subject module must complete the form circulated in advance of the enrolment fair. Students should aim to pick an even balance of credits in each semester. Students can take a maximum of 30 credits of level 5 modules in their final year of studies. Most students will choose four 30-credit modules at year three. It is also possible to take two 30-credit modules, and three 20-credit modules. Students taking the latter route will need to select two 20-credit modules from Range C plus the 20-credit module PPLP6147A .

Assessment for Year 3

The assessments are the same as Year 2 with the addition of the opportunity to write a 8-9000 word dissertation under the supervision of a member of faculty. The constructive feedback will be substantial throughout so that you can deliver your best work as part of your summative assessment. 

Your final degree result is based on the marks for all your modules in the last two years, weighing 40:60 so that more importance is attached to the fully mature work of your third year. 

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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, or one of the subjects listed below: 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

Not accepted

BTEC

DDD excluding BTEC Public Services, Uniformed Services and Business Administration. We also require grade B at A-level in one of the following subjects: 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.

Scottish highers

AAAAA including History or related subject

Scottish highers advanced

BBC including History or a related subject

Irish leaving certificate

4 subjects at H2, 2 subjects at H3, including History or a related subject.

Access course

Access to Humanities & Social Sciences pathway accepted.

European Baccalaureate

80% including 8.5 in History or a related subject.

International Baccalaureate

33 points including HL 5 in one of the following subjects: English, History, Philosophy, Psychology, Social and Cultural Anthropology, Geography, Theatre, Visual Arts, Film.

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

We welcome and value a wide range of alternative qualifications.  If you have a qualification which is not listed here, please contact us via Admissions Enquiries

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

 

If you do not meet the academic and/or English language requirements for direct entry our partner, INTO UEA offers 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: 

Examples: 

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) 

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 

We also accept a number of other English language tests. Review our English Language Equivalencies for a list of example qualifications that we may accept to meet this requirement.

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:  

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: 6775424

Fees and Funding

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