=55 th
World University Rankings 2020
=3 rd
University Impact Ranking 2019
51–60 th
World Reputation Rankings 2019
Oxford Road, Manchester, Lancashire, M13 9PL, United Kingdom

Politics and Modern History - University of Manchester

This is one of the longest established programmes of its kind in the country, combining an investigation of the historical development of the modern world with a study of its political machinery and an examination of its political thought in a historical setting. Broad courses in history, government institutions and political thought constitute the core of the degree in the first two years, with more specialist options in Year 3, including 12,000-word thesis. **Aims** Studying Politics & Modern History (PMH) together aims to give students a unique insight into how societies work in both past and present. It combines two complementary ways of looking at the world and gives students tools to understand the workings and history of political systems, international relations, conflict and cooperation in Britain, Europe and beyond. The PMH degree takes students through various stages, at each step developing both their background knowledge in Politics and History and crucially, the skills of critical analysis and logical argument. Throughout, students engage with a broad range of themes in both subjects, ranging from Globalisation in Historical Perspective to the politics of Modern China. Supported by Faculty who are both dedicated teachers and world-leading experts in their fields, and with whom students interact daily in lectures, seminars and one-to-one meetings, the course aims to develop a range of essential and transferable skills. By writing essays, projects and dissertations on both subjects, students learn how to develop their ability to write, present and discuss complex ideas and arguments. By engaging with an exciting and demanding course students also develop habits of self-management, independence and collaborative work. In addition, PMH students can (and do) develop further their interests by joining a wide range of student-led societies, including the Politics and History Societies, and a dedicated PMH Society which organises social events and invites a range of speakers to campus. There are also many other popular societies focused on politics, media and sport. **Special Features** Students may apply to spend one semester studying abroad during the second year of their degree. Exchange partners are offered through the Erasmus Exchange scheme (in Europe) and the Worldwide Exchange scheme (eg. USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore).

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,ManchesterUnited 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
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £18,500