Queen Mary, University of London

Course Introduction

This degree is jointly taught by the Schools of History and Politics and reflects the close links between the two subject areas. It provides an opportunity to understand the modern world by studying the evolution of political ideas and institutions alongside the historical development of the major powers.

Course Modules

Year 1: History options: Historical writing for undergraduates; the shaping of contemporary Britain; Europe since 1870; politics options: introduction to politics; themes in post'war politics. Year 2: History options: Methods of history; Britain and Europe 1945'73; the Great War (British experience); literature and myth; politics options: modern political thought I and II; politics and the mass media. Year 3: History options: History research dissertation; Freud for historians; politics options: case studies in ethnic conflict: Ireland and Northern Ireland; the history and politics of immigration in Britain; ideology and political critique.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £28,200  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • International Baccalaureate 32
  • European Baccalaureate 75%-80%
  • GCE A-level ABB
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced Higher ABB
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MDD
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade