Swansea University - Singleton Park
Swansea, Wales, UK
History and Politics with a Year Abroad BA (Hons)
**Academic Requirement at Undergraduate level for students with British Qualifications stay the same regardless of the Student's country of residence.
Personal statement: Should be approximately 500 words long.
Two references for the applicant's academic and professional ability must be supplied.
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£3,000 will be awarded to all students who achieve AAA at A-Level (or equivalent: Scholarship Equivalence Table UK and EU). Achievement of an equivalent grade in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced qualification is recognised for the purposes of the award.
Each Scholarship will be worth £3,000 over three years (paid in three equal instalments - with £1,000 paid in the first year, £1,000 paid in the second year and £1,000 paid in the third year).
£2,000 will be awarded to all students who achieve AAB at A-Level (or equivalent: Scholarship Equivalence Table UK and EU). Achievement of an equivalent grade in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced qualification is recognised for the purposes of the award.
Each Scholarship will be worth £2,000 over three years (paid in three equal instalments - with £670 paid in the first year, £670 paid in the second year and £670 paid in the third year).
History and Politics explores how historical events directly influence global politics. You will learn about British and European politics as well as medieval, early modern and modern history, through subjects including women’s history and gender, public history and heritage.
Studying this three-year BA degree course opens up a range of exciting career opportunities by helping you develop skills, which are highly valued by employers.
94% of our History graduates are employed or in further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers in Higher Education 2015).
Why History and Politics with a Year Abroad at Swansea?
Based at our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, our History and Politics course at Swansea University is highly regarded by students and employers:
A UK Top 15 History Department - Guardian University Guide 2020
Ranked 11th in the UK for Archaeology - The Times Good University Guide 2020
In your third year you can choose a ‘special subject’ module focussing on a topic and culminating in an dissertation
Study a Parliamentary Studies module which includes sessions with members of parliament and the House of Lords. Staff from the Houses of Parliament will deliver some classes and be available to act as project advisors if you take the follow on dissertation
Choose a level 3 module The National Assembly for Wales Internship. You will work for one morning a week in your first semester at the National Assembly in Cardiff
You’ll be taught by History research and teaching experts with strong national and international links, who specialise in the medieval, early modern and modern history of the UK, Europe and the world.
You have the option of a semester abroad in your second year. You can choose to go East and study in Hong Kong, China or Singapore or West and study in North America.
If you prefer to stay closer to home, and you want to enhance your student experience and career prospects, The Swansea University Work Placement Programmes offer three work place programmes: Week of Work (WOW); Swansea paid Internship Programme (SPIN) and Santander Universities Funded Placements.
You can also link up with the Swansea Employability Academy (SEA). It provides a network connecting students with employers.
Swansea University has been at the cutting edge of research and innovation since 1920. We have a long history of working with business and industry but today our world-class research has a much wider impact across the health, wealth, culture, and well-being of our society.
The University's foundation stone was laid by King George V on 19 July 1920 and 89 students (including eight female students) enrolled that same year. By September 1939, there were 65 staff and 485 students.
In 1947 there were just two permanent buildings on campus: Singleton Abbey and the library. The Principal, J S Fulton, recognised the need to expand the estate and had a vision of a self-contained community, with residential, social and academic facilities on a single site. His vision was to become the first university campus in the UK.
By 1960 a large-scale development programme was underway that would see the construction of new halls of residence, the Maths and Science Tower, and College House (later renamed Fulton House). The 1960s also saw the development of the "finite element method" by Professor Olek Zienkiewicz. His technique revolutionised the design and engineering of manufactured products, and Swansea was starting to stake its claim as an institution that demanded to be taken seriously.
Work began on the student village at Hendrefoelan in 1971, the South Wales Miners' Library was established in 1973 and the Taliesin Arts Centre opened on campus in 1984. The Regional Schools of Nursing transferred to Swansea in 1992, and the College of Medicine opened in 2001. Technium Digital was completed in 2005 and, barely two years later, the University opened its Institute of Life Science, which commercialises the results of research undertaken in the Swansea University Medical School. Work commenced on a second Institute of Life Science in 2009.
Candidates are expected to have achieved 70% in year XII
Candidates are expected to have achieved 70% Year XII including Standard XII in English - 70% or above (or equivalent).
Candidates are expected to have achieved a General Certificate of Education (Advanced level) - Three A Levels or equivalent. Minimum grades - BCC - AAB but it will depend on the course
Bachelor degree (Pass) in humanities / commerce subject areas: Division II
-A Levels: AAB – BBB
UK IGCSE or A-LEVELS
A Levels with AAB plus EPQ B.