Course Overview

Attendance
UK/EU Fees £9,250 *
International Fees £12,500 *
Duration 3 years

* Price per academic year

Course summary

This course allows you to study two of the most popular arts and social sciences disciplines in combination, taking half of your modules in each area.

The politics set offers you an in-depth understanding of comparative, institutional, international and theoretical approaches, while the history set gives you a firm grounding in the major developments in British and European affairs over the past two centuries.

The degree offers the combination of the theoretical and the empirical. The study of politics equips you with the analytical tools to explore and understand societies, while the history element provides a vast historical laboratory in which to test the validity of the theory.

You will explore the factors which have helped shape the modern world – including war and revolution, nationalism and liberalism, democracy, socialism and fascism – from both the historical and political perspectives.

The study of history provides you with knowledge and awareness of societal, political, cultural and international events, institutions, personalities and policies, which inform the philosophical, theoretical and analytical concerns of politics.

The degree offers a range of core and optional modules, which will allow you to study the history and politics of a variety of countries and regions. You can study an elective module from across the university in each year, and also take a credit-bearing history or politics internship.

Research underpins much of our teaching, and we encourage you into a community of scholars, through teaching which will enthuse and inspire you.

A wide range of assessments includes essays, critical analyses, documentary analyses, individual and group presentations, blogs, open and closed book exams, statistical analyses, reports and the dissertation. 

Course structure

The following subjects are indicative of what you will study on this course.

Subjects of study include:

  • Blood and Iron. The Making of the Modern World Part One: 1750-1914
  • British Politics
  • Conflict and Commemoration: War and Memory in Twentieth-Century Europe
  • Democracy in Crisis
  • Global Governance and the State
  • Imperial Capital, World City: London 1750-1914. Sources and Methodology

Credit Level 4

Subjects of study include:

  • Civil War to Civil Rights: Race, Society and Politics in the USA 1850-1970
  • Fenians to Free State: the Making of Modern Ireland 1868-1923
  • History Internship OR Politics Internship
  • New Liberals to New Labour: British Politics 1906-2010
  • Politics and Society in the United States
  • Power and the State
  • Questioning Rights
  • Research Skills and Dissertation Preparation 

Credit Level 5

Subjects of study include:

  • Advance Readings in Contemporary Political Theory
  • Equality, Justice and Citizenship
  • History and Politics Dissertation
  • New World Order: a History of International Organisations in the Twentieth Century
  • Radical Democracy
  • The Armalite and the Ballot Box: a History of Twentieth-Century Irish Republicanism
  • The End of History? Crisis and Conflict since the Cold War
  • Unruly Colossus: Churchill, Politician and Writer 1874-1965

Credit Level 6

Westminster Plus Electives

 
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As part of your course you may be able to take elective modules. Electives are an exciting opportunity to widen your experience at university and to gain skills and knowledge that will help make you more employable.

Find out about Westminster Plus Electives.

Entry Requirements

Typical Offer

  • A levels – BBC 
  • International Baccalaureate – 30 points
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma – DDM
  • Access to HE Diploma - Pass with 45 credits at Level 3 with a minimum of 33 Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction, plus Maths and English GCSEs at minimum grade C

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Typical Offer

  • International Baccalaureate – 30 points

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International Foundation course

We work in partnership with Kaplan International College London to provide Foundation Certificate courses for international students who don’t meet our Bachelor’s degree entry requirements.

Find out how to apply for the Foundation Certificate course.

Careers

Graduates have a wide range of research, analytical and evaluative skills, and are highly sought after by employers in education, international organisations such as the EU and the UN, media and marketing, NGOs, the Civil Service and the Foreign Office, and all sectors of industry.

Our Career Development Centre has just been shortlisted for the Best University Careers Service in the National Undergraduate Employability Awards for 2017.

With a growing network of over 3,000 employers around the world and a team of experienced careers consultants, we are here to help you succeed.

In 2015–16, we helped over 1,500 students find work placements across a range of sectors, with 250 employers attending 14 on-campus skills and careers fairs.

As a Westminster student, you’ll have access to our services throughout your studies and after you graduate.

We can help you:

  • find work placements related to your course
  • find part-time/vacation, placement and graduate jobs, including voluntary experience
  • find international opportunities to enhance your employability
  • market yourself effectively to employers
  • write better CVs and application forms
  • develop your interview and enterprise skills
  • plan your career with our careers consultants
  • meet employers and explore your career options at our employer fairs, careers presentations and networking events throughout the year

Find out more about the Career Development Centre.

Fees and Funding

UK and EU tuition fee: £9,250 (Price per academic year)

The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Find out how we set our tuition fees.

Funding

As well as tuition fee loans, there is a range of funding available to help you fund your studies.

Find out about undergraduate student funding options.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

Find out if you qualify for one of our scholarships.

Additional costs information

See what you may need to pay for separately and what your tuition fees cover.

International tuition fee: £12,500 (Price per academic year)

The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Find out how we set our tuition fees.

International student funding

Find out about funding for international students.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

Find out if you qualify for one of our scholarships.

Additional costs information

See what you may need to pay for separately and what your tuition fees cover.

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Studying History at Westminster

The Regent Campus experience

Course Location

Our Regent Campus is composed of three sites all situated on and around one of the most famous and vibrant streets in London. The Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities is based at 309 Regent Street and includes recently refurbished social spaces and gym facilities. Students in the faculty are also taught at our Wells Street site. Westminster Law School resides at Little Titchfield Street. Alongside a full mock courtroom, hi-tech learning spaces and a pro-bono clinic, it also houses our state-of-the-art, 382-seat lecture theatre. For more details, visit our locations page.

 

Contact us

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