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  • Objectives
    The Politics and International Relations department at Leicester is thriving and dynamic, yet friendly. We are noted for our excellence in teaching (23 out of 24 in the external review), our helpful and accessible staff and our wide range of optional modules in the final year. The Department was rated joint second in terms of student satisfaction with their courses in the 2007 National Student Satisfaction Survey. Students of politics ask important and fascinating questions about the contemporary world – Who wields power? How did they come by this power? Should we obey them? Graduates from Leicester have the capacity to think independently and critically, and go on to a wide range of exciting careers.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry Requirements * A/AS levels: Three A levels usually required. Two AS levels considered in place of one A level. General Studies accepted. Equivalent Tariff points may be offered (280-300). * GCSE: No specific requirements. * Access to HE courses: Pass, with at least the requisite credits at level 3. * European Baccalaureate: Pass with 65% overall. * International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 28 points minimum. * BTEC Nationals: Full Diploma with DMM. * Leicestershire Progression Accord: 250-270 points as above plus full Accord credits. * Other Qualifications: Other national and international qualifications welcomed. * Mature students welcomed: Other qualifications considered. * Second Year Entry: Possible for those with advanced qualifications strictly comparable with our degree structure. * Interviews not normally required. All applicants receiving an offer will be invited to visit the Department. * These degrees are not available on a part-time basis.
  • Academic Title
    BA History and Politics
  • Course description
    BA History and Politics


    First Year

        * Core modules in Modern History: The Making of the Modern World, Europe Reshaped: 1815-1914
        * Core modules in International Relations and Politics
        * People and Places

    Second Year

        * A combination of options in Political Ideas, Government, International Relations
        * Thematic and optional modules in History, eg: Imperialism; Race and Ethnicity; Gender; Power; Imperialism, Cities, Landscape, Industrialization
        * EITHER Historical Research Methods for those taking a final-year History dissertation OR Political Analysis for those taking a final year dissertation in Politics

    Third Year

        * Four Optional modules in History and Politics
        * Final-year dissertation (double module) on a topic of your choice in History or Politics

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