How have historical events shaped the way we buy and sell goods and services? What impact have historical events had on political, social, economic and cultural contexts?
This course will give you a solid education in the history of Britain, Europe and the world from 1500 to present day, at the same time as gaining a thorough grounding in economics.
You will spend equal time studying history-related and economics-related modules and, like other courses from our Department, we allow you the flexibility to choose optional modules from across our University.
You are required to complete a project in your third year (applicable to all our courses) in either history or economics, and this is an excellent way to evidence the skills you have learnt to future employers or prepare for postgraduate study.
Whether you continue studying or go into work, you will graduate secure in the knowledge you have received one of the best undergraduate training available in history and economics, from two of the top-rated research departments in the UK.
The special characteristics of our courses are flexibility and choice. In your first year, you have` two compulsory modules, a choice between two history modules and one optional module within our Faculty of Social Science. There is a great deal of choice for this optional module from our Faculty of Social Science, as most of our first-year modules do not assume any specialist knowledge.
With a small number of exceptions, if you successfully complete the first year of your BA, then you are qualified to enter the second year of that course and a range of other courses: for example, if you take economics, politics, philosophy and sociology, then you have a choice of at least nine possible single or joint honours courses at the end of your first year. This means you can change your course, providing you have taken the appropriate pre-requisites and places are available.
During your second you will have more flexibility with 45 credits of compulsory modules and 75 credits optional modules, meaning you can take five optional 15 credit half-year modules or two 30 credit full-year modules with one 15 credit half-year module. In your final year you will have an even greater deal of flexibility; you will have 90 credits of optional modules and a 30 credit research project, an individual piece of research on a topic that interests you, which is compulsory.
We operate a credit framework for our awards, which is based on principles widely used across the UK university sector. Each module has a credit rating attached and our standard three-year course consists of 360 credits (120 credits in your first year, and 240 credits across your second and final years).
Society, Culture and Politics in Europe 1500-1750 or The Making of the Modern World 1776-1989;
Introduction to Economics;
Introduction to Quantitative Economics; and
one full-year option or two half-year options from a wide range of options.
Making Histories: Themes, Concepts and Sources;
one history option;
one history half-year option; and
one economics option
one history option;
two economics half-year options; and
one history or economics option
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
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No work experience is required.
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students
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