History and Politics (BA (Hons))

University of Kent the United Kingdom

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BA (Hons)

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3 Years

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About History and Politics at University of Kent

In the ancient city of Canterbury you'll meet history face-to-face and learn from world-leading academics who help to sharpen your skills of analysis, argument and communication. You'll explore how human society works now, and how it has worked in the past. You'll discuss ideas such as freedom and democracy, and the factors that have shaped society and culture around the world over time. You'll graduate with the knowledge and the skills to play your part in tackling some of the world’s most important problems. Why study History and Politics at Kent? History at Kent was ranked 1st for research intensity in The Complete University Guide 202386% of Politics students at Kent who completed the National Student Survey 2022 agreed the course provides them with the chance to bring together information and ideas from different topics. Join an open-minded community to drive your ambitionGet career-ready with a course that opens doors to a wide range of opportunities. Meet our History and Politics alumni and find out where their degrees have taken themWorld-leading experts: study alongside leading academics whose work covers the medieval era to the present day and who advise governments around the worldExpand your horizons: spend a year or term abroad as part of your course, or boost your CV by spending a year working in industry.  Have you considered Ancient History or Military History?  What our students say “The lecturers bring the subject to life. When I studied Jack the Ripper in a module on Victorian Britain, we actually went to a surgical room in London to see how the Victorians would have investigated the murders.” Brooke Huxter, BA History What you’ll study You'll have the freedom to explore your subject and tailor your studies to the times and themes you find most fascinating. You discover topics from the Crusades to the Cold War, and explore the challenges facing the world today, from from terrorism to the impact of the pandemic on politics, and political polarisation. Make your degree your own by taking a broad approach to your learning, or you can cultivate your expertise by considering one of our special subject modules in your final year. See the modules you'll study

Teaching is by a combination of lectures, providing a broad overview, and seminars, which focus on discussing particular issues and are led by student presentations. Lectures and seminars use a variety of materials, including original documents, films and documentaries, illuminated manuscripts, slide and PowerPoint demonstrations.

Assessment is by a combination of coursework and examination.

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For programme aims and learning outcomes, please see the programmes specification for each subject below. Please note that outcomes will depend on your specific module selection:

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Full Time UK/EU: TBC EUR | Full Time Overseas: TBC EUR | Part Time UK/EU: TBC EUR | Part Time Overseas: N/A

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What students think about University of Kent

    Inspirational teaching - Patrique Tanque from Brazil is studying for a BSc in Forensic Chemistry.

    “Choosing Kent was an easy decision. The forensic programmes are ranked among the best in the UK and have a high graduate employment rate.

    “The teachers bring fresh ideas and up-to-date materials from real cases to enrich the lectures. They are keen to help out and always make sure we are getting plenty of support.

    “I was very fortunate to be awarded an International Scholarship, which meant I could dedicate myself to my studies.”

    Academic excellence - Stephanie Bourgeois from France is studying for a BSc in Biochemistry.

    “I like the approach to teaching here; academics are happy to answer questions and to interact with students. I find the lectures very motivational, they pique your curiosity and for me the exciting bit is going to the library and pursuing the things you are interested in.

    “The lecturers at Kent are excellent. You get to know them well and, as you move through the course, they are able to guide you towards projects, ideas or career paths that they think you will like.”

    Specialist research - Sally Gao from China is studying for a PhD in Electronic Engineering.

    “I have been very lucky with my supervisor, Professor Yong Yan, who is a world-class expert and the first IEEE Fellow in the UK in instrumentation and measurement.

    “Professor Yong Yan has helped me to become a better researcher. I am inspired by his novel ideas and constructive suggestions. Under his supervision, my confidence has grown through such milestones as my first set of experiments, writing my first research paper and attending my first conference.”

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