601–800 th
World University Rankings 2020
201–250 th
Young University Rankings 2019
51-75 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Priory Street, Coventry, CV1 5FB, United Kingdom

History and Politics - Coventry University

Studying history and politics together provides you with a more robust understanding of each area, deepening your understanding of past events, political actions and the lessons learned through history. Our highly-accomplished and multidisciplinary teaching team includes respected authors and experts in the politics and history of Britain, Germany, Italy, the Middle East, Africa and North America. They will share knowledge of security studies, social theory, development, peace studies, foreign policy analysis, national and international politics and the history of international political thought. We will explore some of the 20th century’s most defining historical events – from women’s suffrage in Britain to the American civil rights movement. We’ll examine the strengths and weaknesses of different political systems, use and abuse of power, democracy, human rights and more. We maintain a strong relationship with the local city councils and the Houses of Parliament, organising a range of guest talks from the people involved in contemporary politics and international relations. This has previously included British MPs, high commissioners from African states and speakers from major global corporations. Recent topics have included ‘Britain and the EU’, ‘Women in Politics’ and ‘Ethnic Diversity in Politics’. You'll also have the option to spend a year on professional placement, applying your academic skills within the workplace and gaining valuable work experience. Past students have spent time with an MP’s office, working for local government, for historical societies like The Herbert Art Gallery and organisations such as The British Council. The course provides an excellent foundation to pursue a range of careers in the public, private and voluntary sectors within areas like local administration, communications, diplomacy, intelligence, development or international organisations. **Benefits** - Ranked 9th in the UK for ‘Politics’ in the Guardian University Guide 2019. - An average of 97% of students were in work or continuing their studies after six months (DLHE 2014/15). - Spend a year studying abroad – we have links with universities in France, Germany and Sweden. - Teaching staff include a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. - Wide range of optional modules allow you to study specific political movements, such as the green movement or Far Right, periods of history like post-war Germany or specific issues, such as feminism or global organised crime. - Excellent employer links with the House of Commons, the National Crime Agency (NCA), local government, local and national NGOs and charities, the Archives and Records Association, the Museums Association, the institute of Historic Building Conservation. - Join our active student-led History, International Relations, Politics and Sociology Society (HIPSOC), which has organised field-trips to Germany, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Mexico to visit the institutions of the EU, the International Criminal Court and Greenpeace Costa Rica. - Extensive placement opportunities which have previously included local government for the council, MP and MEP offices, commercial firms like City Year, First Utility and GE Alstrom, organisations like University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire, The Citizens’ Advice Bureau, Coventry University, Food Bank and MIND and local heritage sites like Coventry Cathedral and museums.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,CoventryUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250