The aims of the programme are: * To offer students a range of courses which provides an appropriate introduction to the in-depth study of history and politics; * To nurture the development of open, creative and critical thinkers who are able to apply these qualities of mind in a variety of intellectual contexts; * To provide an environment in which skills relevant to citizenship, employability and lifelong learning are developed and enhanced. This programme enables you to combine the study of history and politics, two subjects which have always been – and remain – closely related. The programme explores a broad range of topics and regions, including gender, identity and citizenship, political theories, power and governance, and conflict and international relations, across a range of historical and contemporary contexts. In both your history and politics modules you will be encouraged to think about and debate concepts like 'democracy', 'power', 'freedom', 'rights' and 'liberty', through their exploration in specific times and places, and comparatively, across regions and periods. Our teaching is innovative and encourages independent study beyond the classroom, using interactive, flipped class and problem-based learning methods. You will study at a World Heritage Site, itself a living legacy of British maritime, scientific and imperial history, as well as a thriving multicultural centre of contemporary Britain. We take full advantage of our culturally rich location and proximity to central London and its political institutions, embedding visits to museums and archives, and relevant organisations into our courses, along with opportunities to meet and talk with those undertaking careers in areas you may also wish to pursue, such as in local and national politics, museum curatorship and heritage management. While studying, you will benefit from assignments and activities which will build and diversify your transferable skillset, such as problem-solving, communication across a wide range of media, and research techniques. Students also have the opportunity to undertake a year-long work placement during their studies; and benefit from a rich programme of extra-curricular career development activities, from volunteer roles to employability boot camps. Graduates from this programme pursue careers in further research, teaching, politics at local and national levels, the NHS, media and publishing, archive and information services, museums and heritage management, and the arts.