University of Westminster

Course Introduction

When it comes to learning how the past affects our futures, and how political structures and processes shape the society in which we live, where better to do so than in the heart of England's history'making capital, home to Parliament? As a History student at Westminster you will be able to take advantage of our central London location, with its unrivaled range of library and archive resources, as well as its social diversity. As a Politics student you are encouraged to take part in events and activities in the capital and beyond, participate in international conferences and present papers at research events. You will be able to learn inside and outside the classroom on stimulating modules in politics, diplomacy, military and social history, and our extensive range of course options means that you can tailor your course to your particular areas of interest. All of our undergraduates also have the opportunity to undertake a work experience or internship module.

Course Modules

Year 1: Students take a core history module (either British socio'economic and political history, or British foreign policy since 1815), and a core politics module on political concepts, revolutions and ideologies. Years 2 and 3: Students take a history core in either 20th century British political history or 20th century Europe, and a politics core in the foundations of western political philosophy; there is a co research methods module to help students choose their dissertation topic which is in either history or politics; at credit level 6 students take either power, freedom and justice, or citizenship and democracy.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
5 years
Part Time Day
BA (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level BBC
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCE AS-level
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MDD
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) M2

Key Course Information

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65% Go on to work and/or study

In work 60
Studying 5
Studying and working 0
Unemployed 30
Unknown 0

22% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 12%

Total Coursework: 83%

Total Practical: 4%

£4,700 - £6,700
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,400 - £9,000
Typical cost of private accommodation