History and Politics

University of Cambridge
A Cambridge (Inghilterra)

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  • Bachelor's degree
  • Cambridge (Inghilterra)
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Overview History and Politics at Cambridge This new course balances a strong grounding in the two component subjects with the chance to explore the ways in which historical and political understanding together illuminate the modern world. Our course provides the opportunity to undertake intensive study in political science, the history of political thought, a wide variety of modern British, European, American and world history, conceptual issues in political science, and quantitative methods. Teaching and resources You’re taught by some of the most eminent academics in the world in their subjects. Staff in the Faculty of History and in the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) have a wide range of shared interests in political and international history, and the historical origins of contemporary domestic and international politics and political ideas. . The Faculty of History has a teaching staff of more than a hundred; and the Seeley Library (one of the largest history libraries in the world) contains books and journals covering history and politics and international relations. The Department of POLIS has particular research strengths in international politics (including foreign and security policy, comparative politics and political thought), and is home to four research centres and around 30 teaching staff. The University Library is also situated nearby, which means that finding the right book is rarely a problem, and there is a wealth of rare materials and manuscripts within collections in Cambridge suitable for students’ research. Additional course costs There are no compulsory additional course costs for History and Politics. Full course details are available on the Faculty of History website and if you have any queries about resources/materials, please contact the Faculty (see fact file, right). Changing course It’s possible to change from History and Politics after Part IA (Year 1) or Part IB (Year 2) to...

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Requisiti: Entry Requirements Typical offers require A Level: A*AAIB: 40-41 points, with 776 at Higher Level For other qualifications, see our main Entrance requirements pages. Course requirements Required by all Colleges: no specific subjectsRequired by some Colleges: A Level/IB Higher Level History, an essay based subject All undergraduate admissions decisions are the responsibility of the...


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Cosa impari in questo corso?

International Relations
Political Science
International Politics
European History
Comparative Politics
History Politics
Political Thought
World History


Course Outline History and Politics Course Outline

You take four papers in each year. Teaching is provided through Faculty/Department lectures and classes and College supervisions, for which you typically write an essay and which give you the opportunity to discuss your ideas with a senior academic.

In the first year, you can expect between eight and 10 hours of lectures and classes a week, along with one or two supervisions.

You’re assessed at the end of every year – mostly by three-hour written exams, though some papers are assessed by coursework and in the final year you can substitute one paper for a dissertation.

Year 1 (Part IA)

The first year provides a core grounding in historical knowledge, intellectual history, political science and international relations.

In Year 1, all students take Evidence and Argument (a paper unique to this course that brings together key thinking from both disciplines), Analysis of Politics, and International Relations.

Your fourth paper is chosen from the following:

  • British Political History 1688-1886
  • British Political History Since 1880
  • European History 1715-1890
  • European History Since 1890
Year 2 (Part IB)

The second year offers more specialised papers in the history of political thought, international relations, comparative politics, and European and extra-European history.

You choose one of two History of Political Thought papers, either covering the period from the ancient Greeks to c1700, or c1700-c1890. For the second paper you take either International Relations or Comparative Politics; and you select your third from four further history papers, covering periods of world history, American history or British social and economic history.

Your final paper is chosen from:

  • Statistics and Economic Methods – based on case studies and providing methodological training in quantitative and statistical analysis
  • Conceptual Issues in Politics and International Relations – exploring an aspect of politics and/or international relations (assessed by two 5,000 word essays)
  • a history project (leading to two 5,000 word essays)
Year 3 (Part II)

All students take an interdisciplinary paper that considers general and thematic issues in history and politics and the relationship between them.

You then choose three papers from a range from the Politics and International Relations and History courses which allow you to specialise further. The papers available each year may vary – see the website for those currently offered. Alternatively, you can replace one of these three papers with a dissertation of 10,000 words on a topic of your choice within the scope of the course.

For further information about studying History and Politics at the University of Cambridge see the Faculty of History website.