This exciting degree lets you explore the ways in which thinking about politics is vital to a study of history, and how the past development of social and political institutions and ideas is crucial to an understanding of contemporary politics. **Why study BA History & Politics at Goldsmiths?** - You'll have the opportunity to gain precious industry-standard experience and apply your academic skills within the workplace through our History at Work placement scheme. - We offer something different and exciting – we use innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to the subject, and will encourage you to explore issues, controversies and themes rather than chronological periods. - We'll defamiliarise you from what you think you already know, and encourage you to look at the subjects from a different perspective. - You'll work with staff who are enthusiastic researchers as well as being excellent teachers, many being recognised as international leaders in their field. - We're only 15 minutes by train from the centre of government and decision-making at Westminster and Whitehall, and you'll be able to make use of the many museums, galleries and exhibitions available in London. - The degree will give you access to a wide range of careers by developing your critical, analytical and communication skills; we help you think beyond the traditional boundaries of subjects in ways which employers really value. - We have a lively events programme that attracts renowned speakers, meaning that you'll have the opportunity to hear the latest political and historical arguments, theories and ideas.