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University of Reading

Whiteknights , Reading Berkshire ,United Kingdom

BA History and Politics VLD2

Full Time: 3 Years
Address some of the contemporary world's most pressing problems and explore their roots in the past with our BA History and Politics.
Discover a thousand years of history while experiencing all the specialist areas on offer at the University of Reading. The Department of History's expertise covers a wide and diverse range of regions, from Europe and Africa to America, South Asia and the Middle East. Module choices cover diverse periods and topics, from the Crusades to the 1960s, slavery in America to Tudor monarchy, and Cold War Berlin to medieval magic.
In your first year, your core modules will explore people, politics and revolution – finding out how people struggled for power in past societies – and the culture and concepts those societies developed. We will teach you the skills you need to study and research history through an individual project of your choice. This joint degree enables you to address contemporary issues and trace them back to their historical roots.
We have been ranked 9th in the UK by research intensity for Politics and International Studies and 80% of our research impact is recognised to be world leading or internationally excellent, (Times Higher Education Institutions Ranked by Subject, 2014, based on its analysis of REF 2014 - Politics and International Studies)
By studying politics, you will acquire a strong grounding in the fundamental elements of the subject such as political ideas and democratic processes. You can study a wide range of specialist core and optional modules, which cover topics such as British government and politics, European political integration, and political thinking.
You will be taught in small interactive seminar groups, encouraging discussion and debate with teaching staff and fellow students. We place a great deal of importance on employability skills in both sides of your degree, and our modules History Education, Discovering Archives, and Going Public all offer students short work placements and act as an introduction to possible career paths.
You have the option to apply to study abroad on this joint degree. Some of the universities we have links with include Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey; University of Maastricht, Netherlands; Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, USA; University of Georgia at Athens, USA: and Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. The University also offers all students the chance learn a modern language alongside their core subjects.

Intakes

  • Sep

Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Select Reading as your firm choice on UCAS and we will guarantee you a place if you achieve one grade lower than the published offer.
Typical offer
BBB, including grade B in A level History, Ancient History, Medieval History, or Classical Civilisation.
OR
to qualify for an Academic Excellence Scheme offer:
GCSE minimum requirement: four A* and three A (including grade B (6) in History)
Example profile: A*A*A*A*AAABBCC