Study history and politics on an interdisciplinary programme with flexibility and choice at its heart. You will be taught by world-leading researchers in the both of School of History and the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies, giving you an ideal opportunity to explore your own historical and political interests. This course is ideal for those who believe – as we do – that history and politics are intimately related and that the study of both together can be hugely productive. It’s also great for those who want to work in politics, journalism and the media, the civil service, local government, teaching, the legal profession, business or research. This programme offers you the chance to study history within a political context. You will learn how knowledge is constructed and manipulated, engage with interpretations and arguments and propose alternative solutions – intellectual skills you’ll carry with you for life. You will learn how to argue clearly and persuasively, to analyse complex texts and to make well-informed decisions based on evidence and sources. Our interdisciplinary approach to the study of politics and history encourages you to challenge the norm and become a critical thinker. You’ll be able to identify problems and discuss them productively, as well as listen, communicate, understand and persuade. These skills build confidence and authority and are highly valued by employers. The course is taught through a combination of lectures and seminars, as well as exciting, varied field trips and independent study. You will combine compulsory modules, covering a wide range of historical periods and debates, with specialist modules of your choosing. In your second and third years you can determine the balance between history and politics, tailoring your learning to your specific interests. You can also spend a semester studying abroad, immersed in another culture. We have one of the highest concentrations of eminent historians outside of Oxford, Cambridge and London, specialising in British, European, Russian and Soviet history, the Atlantic world, the Middle East and landscape history. Our world-leading political research contributes to public policy and debates on some of today’s most pressing issues. You will be taught by academics who are internationally recognized for their research and publications. Our modules are inspired by their research interests and expertise, so that you’re always at the cutting edge of historical and political debate.