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Study history and political economy from the fall of Rome right up to the present day. You’ll cover world economy and its history as well as the history of Western political ideas from Plato to the present.
Develop quantitative skills and political insights as well as a deep understanding of history and its impact on today’s world to equip you for a range of careers.
Depending on the modules you choose, you can graduate with either a BA or a BSc degree.
UCAS code LV22
Duration 3 years
Study mode Full-time
Course type Diploma
Faculty of Arts & Humanities
Department of History
Department of Political Economy
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You will have regular and varied contact with staff and other students in lectures, seminars and supervisions. You will also spend an extensive amount of written work and independent study. Most teaching takes place in seminars, which usually have between 15 and 25 participants and are a forum for discussion in which students have the opportunity to refine their discussion and presentation skills.
From the beginning of the degree, you will analyse primary sources as well as the writings of historians and experts in political economy. We ensure you are exposed to many different approaches to these subjects, and encourage a comparative approach, looking at the connections and contrasts between various times and places throughout the degree. In your final year, you will have the option to conduct supervised research resulting in a 10,000 word dissertation in either history or political economy.
Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.
We will assess your progress and attainment through a range of techniques which may typically include written examinations, assessed essays, oral presentations and a dissertation. You may also benefit from some informal assessment during individual modules to help steer your studies and enhance your learning.
This course is primarily taught at the King’s College London Strand Campus. Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the optional modules you select.
Courses are divided into modules. Each year you will normally take modules totaling 120 credits.
You are required to take the following History modules:
You are required to take the following History and Political Economy modules:
You are required to take one 30 credit option module. Choose from a range of options, which may typically include:
There are no optional modules for Political Economy in Year 1.
After your first year you will choose between the BA and BSc pathways. The following modules are required for both pathways:
If you choose the BSc pathway you will also be required to take the following Political Economy module:
You are required to take one 30 credit module. Choose from a range of options, which may typically include:
BA students are required to take three 15 credit modules. BSc students are required to take two 15 credit modules. Choose from a range of options, which may typically include:
Second year students also have the opportunity to study abroad for the second semester of the second year. Current partner institutions are:
Final year students are required to take a 30-credit ‘special subject’ History module from a wide range of options, which may typically include:
There are no required Year 3 modules for the BA pathway in Political Economy. Students on the BSc pathway are required to take the following module:
Students may choose to take a 30-credit dissertation on a topic related to that of their Special Subject module.
If you do not choose this option, you will select one 30-credit Thematic Special Module, from options that may typically include:
If you do not choose to take a dissertation in History, you may choose to take a 30-credit dissertation in Political Economy.
Students on the BA pathway who choose a dissertation in Political Economy, will select two additional 15 credit modules. Those on the BSc pathway will select one additional 15 credit module.
Students on the BA pathway who do not choose a dissertation in Political Economy, will select four additional 15 credit modules. Those on the BSc pathway will select two additional 15 credit module.
Options may typically include:
King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change.
D: 36 credits
M: 9 credits
P: 0 credits
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If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, or if English isn't your first language, our academic preparation courses can help you get ready for study in the UK.
The UK tuition fee for the 2020-2021 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.
Full time tuition fees EU:
Students starting their programme in 2020/21 (September 2020) who are eligible to pay EU fees will pay the same rate of tuition fees as UK students. This will apply for the duration of their programme, but may be subject to change by the UK Government for subsequent cohorts from 2021/22.
Full time tuition fees International:
The International tuition fee for the 2020-2021 academic year is £19,800 per year.
Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.
All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.
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