What will I learn?

Set in 600 acres of countryside in North Staffordshire, we have one of the largest and most beautiful campuses in Britain. We’re proud to be No.2 in England for Student Satisfaction with Course (Guardian University League Table, 2020), investing more than £140m in our campus in the last ten years, including £45m new science laboratories. In 2021 we were proud to be awarded Sustainability Institution of the Year at the prestigious Green Gown Awards as part of our mission to become a carbon neutral campus by 2030. We're committed to supporting you to achieve your career goals, and have a dedicated Careers and Employability team who can assist you to navigate your options beyond Keele.Politics dominates the news and affects our everyday lives, from how we choose those who govern us to how much tax we pay. However, today’s politics is shaped and moulded by historical events. In this course, you’ll explore key historical trends whilst assessing their impact on contemporary politics. Covering a broad range of historical and political topics, our dynamic and stimulating programme embeds creative teaching and assessment methods to ensure you graduate with the desirable skills of many future employers.Studying History and Politics at Keele will enable you to develop your appreciation of various global histories and political arenas, whilst enjoying the rich history of our local area. In your spare time, you might find yourself exploring the largest collection of Anglo-Saxon metalwork most likely deposited in the 7th century in the then Kingdom of Mercia. The Staffordshire Hoard provides a window to England in the 6th and 7th centuries and also to the warrior elite that existed during these times and now rests less than 5 miles away from Keele. Whether interpreting acts of resistance, assessing economic change, describing environmental behaviour or understanding acts of oppression, an appreciation of the past is essential to understanding where we are today and how we’re attempting to shape the future. Even societies in the very distant past can be highly relevant in this respect, which is why history and politics work very well together as subjects. You will learn the skills of the historian as you deepen your understanding of eras, continents and cultures from political, social and religious perspectives, and you will learn to use that knowledge to analyse the way in which societies govern themselves today. You’ll develop an understanding of different approaches to history and politics, developing a range of methods used in their pursuit. The History element of the degree will carry you chronologically from the medieval period to the present, and span the globe. You will be introduced to a wide range of history – from political, social, economic and cultural history to the history of gender, health, sexuality and religion. Throughout your first year, you may engage in modules that encourage you to explore topics such as how European rulers tried to strengthen their authority with the increase of military power between the late fifteenth and late seventeenth centuries, or some of the key defining moments in History which may include the 1720 South Sea Bubble in Britain, the 1791 Haitian Revolution or the 1933 Bauhaus movement. You'll also engage in current Political issues through debate. You'll examine key contemporary issues, such as 'why are people becoming disillusioned with politics?', 'what is democracy?' or 'when is it legitimate to resist the state?' - we engage students with contemporary examples to bring out core features of the study of politics. As a History and Politics student at Keele, you will develop a range of transferable skills including analysis, debate, critical thinking and written and oral communication. These skill

Which department am I in?

Keele (Central)

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£15,500.00 (US$ 21,334) per year
This is a provisional fee yet to be approved

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 September 2022

Venue

Main Site

Keele University,

Keele,

ST5 5BG, England

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£15,500.00 (US$ 21,334) per year
This is a provisional fee yet to be approved

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 September 2022

Venue

Main Site

Keele University,

Keele,

ST5 5BG, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have 3 SAT Subject Tests (SAT II) (600= A/B; 550=C) OR a combination of SAT Subject Tests/ AP's/ ACT composite score 26 (totalling 3). Students need to have an IELTS 6.0 or equivalent with no subtest score below 5.5.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Keele University

Keele University has risen to 32nd place in the UK and made it into the top ten and is also known to deliver one-to one academic assistance.

  • Keele offers world-class learning and several study options
  • Self-contained University with many impressive facilities
  • 96% of graduates find work within six months
  • Joint first in England for student course satisfaction