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History with Politics, BA (Hons)

Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom

 
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Subject ranking

Arts & humanities
UK / Times
26th
Political Sciences
UK / ARWU
30th
Social sciences
UK / Times
30th

Costs

Course feesS$31.3K / year
Entertainment, books
food & rent
S$24.6K / year
Beer S$10
MacDonalds S$13
Cinema S$20
Coffee S$6
TotalS$55.9K / year

Entry requirements

A Level BBB
Diploma 3.0
International Baccalaureate 33

Scholarships

British Chevening Scholarships
100% for tuition and living expenses
Limited quantity

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LV21
Upcoming
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Sep 2024
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Duration

3 years
Graduate
2027
About the course

Course summary

This programme is an innovative and interdisciplinary exploration into how social, cultural, and political institutions, decisions, and events have shaped societies and nations around the world.There is much cross-over to explore between the disciplines of History and Politics. The BA History with Politics at Goldsmiths combines and synthesises methods and concepts from both disciplines to inform and stimulate study. Many History modules, such as those dealing with revolutions, ideas, and social movements, are, of course, centrally connected to politics. Meanwhile, Politics modules on feminism and anarchism are strongly informed by the historical precedents of modern movements and ideologies.Combine the study of History and PoliticsRather than focusing on chronology or strict historical periods, combining History and Politics encourages and facilitates explorations and analyses of key issues, controversies, themes, and debates. The study, analysis, and understanding of the past are as important today as they have ever been. Understanding past societies fosters emotional intelligence and allows us to appreciate the diversity and adaptability of human life. Understanding our pasts can help us to shape our futures in more intelligent, insightful, and compassionate ways.By combining the two disciplines, you will be able to peel back the formal veneer of political parties and institutions to reveal the major ideological, economic, social, and cultural conflicts which must be investigated to understand our world. This programme crosses boundaries between the traditional and the more radical understandings of political phenomena. Politics is much more than simply what happens in parliaments, it pervades the whole of society, domestically and internationally.Throughout this degree, you will have the opportunity to study the historical roots of issues facing nations and societies today, while also being able to consider the nature of the ‘political’ in all its dimensions. These approaches come together in Year 3 Special Subjects, where you will spend half the year focusing on a specific subject and writing your dissertation on it. Special Subjects can be taken from a range of options both at Goldsmiths and at other colleges of the University of London, meaning that the scope of political subjects on offer is vast. Learn across two expert departmentsThe academic staff in the Department of History and Department of Politics are at the forefront of research excellence and research-led teaching, delivering modules and conducting research about Asia, Africa, the Americas, the British Isles, Eastern and Western Europe, and the Middle East.Gain valuable career skillsAlongside intellectual and personal development, we equip you with the skills and experience you need to progress into a rewarding career. This might be through our History in Practice work-placement module or through other career-orientated opportunities and forms of assessment.

Modules

Year 1 - In your first year, you will take the following compulsory modules:Historical Perspectives Reading and Writing History Global Connections: the violence and exchanges that shaped the modern world Historical Controversies You will also select two 15 credit modules from a list approved annually by the Department of History.Year 2You will take 75 credits of modules offered by the History department. Up to 30 credits of these may be a 'related studies' module offered by another Goldsmiths department, and a further 30 credits may be a University of London intercollegiate group II module.You will also take 45 credits of Politics and International Relations modules from a list approved annually by the department. The following is an indicative list.Making Modern Japan Political Economy Modern Britain: Politics from 1979 - today Rough Politics Security Studies Year 3You will choose a Special Subject module offered by the Department of History, which is coupled with your dissertation and worth 60 credits. You will also choose 45 credits of modules offered by the Department of Politics (indicative list below), and 15 credits offered by the Department of History.Anarchism New Radical Political Economy Feminist Politics Armed Politics and Political Violence The Politics of Popular Music Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of the modules may be available every year.

Assessment method

A wide and innovative variety of different methods are used to assess learning, these include essays, reviews, source analyses, blogs, videos, walks, presentations, exams, and dissertations. Some modules are assessed by portfolios of coursework, or by a combination of coursework and an examination. Others are assessed by long essays or dissertations on topics approved with the tutor. Assessments vary in length according to the type of assessment and/or level of module.Assessment supports student progression across the programme, as assessments in the first year aim to measure a set of baseline skills and competencies which are enhanced, deepened and broadened in subsequent years. Lecturers return assessments and provide useful and constructive feedback in a timely manner so as to ensure that students learn from the feedback and have the opportunity to improve subsequent work.


What you will learn

Year 1 - In your first year, you will take the following compulsory modules: Historical Perspectives Reading and Writing History Global Connections: the violence and exchanges that shaped the modern world Historical Controversies You will also select two 15 credit modules from a list approved annually by the Department of History. Year 2 You will take 75 credits of modules offered by the History department. Up to 30 credits of these may be a 'related studies' module offered by another Goldsmiths department, and a further 30 credits may be a University of London intercollegiate group II module. You will also take 45 credits of Politics and International Relations modules from a list approved annually by the department. The following is an indicative list. Making Modern Japan Political Economy Modern Britain: Politics from 1979 - today Rough Politics Security Studies Year 3 You will choose a Special Subject module offered by the Department of History, which is coupled with your dissertation and worth 60 credits. You will also choose 45 credits of modules offered by the Department of Politics (indicative list below), and 15 credits offered by the Department of History. Anarchism New Radical Political Economy Feminist Politics Armed Politics and Political Violence The Politics of Popular Music Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of the modules may be available every year.

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