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Knowledge and understanding of the past helps us understand the present. History and Politics provides a unique opportunity to explore key historical and political events that have shaped today’s society.
History and Politics at NTU offers you exciting opportunities to discover and understand the past, whilst developing your understanding of the issues dominating our lives; from the war in Afghanistan to the European Union. It demands passion, focus, an open mind, intellectual curiosity and a willingness to engage with independent learning.
This course will develop your knowledge and understanding of diverse peoples, nations, and ideas from medieval and early modern through to modern and contemporary history, across Britain, Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Far East.
- This course offer work placement opportunities.
- 91% of History and Politics graduates are in work or further study within just six months of finishing their degree (DLHE 2016 /17).
Careers and employability
Knowledge and understanding of the past is of incalculable value both to the individual and to society, and as one of our History and Politics graduates you’ll possess a wide range of academic and transferable skills.
Academically, the study of History instils an appreciation of the importance of historical context, the challenges posed by imperfect evidence, and a greater awareness of the historical forces unfolding in our own time. Proficiency in close textual analysis, developing rational enquiry, and constructing and articulating argument will provide not only valuable life skills but significant benefits to your employment activities. You’ll also have knowledge of communications and media processes and their impact on industry and society.
Politics and History graduates are effective communicators, and possess a range of major transferable skills that include critical reasoning and independence of thought, and excellence in research methodology and advanced problem solving. These skills are valued in a wide range of occupations and settings, which is why the immediate and longer term destinations of History graduates are so diverse.
Politics and History graduates have gone on to forge successful careers both within large, well known organisations and the small to medium sized companies that constitute much of the UK economy. Recent graduate roles have included law, publishing, marketing, PR, retail and finance.
Some graduates choose to progress to further study, either to continue their research within Politics or History, or to gain more direct vocational qualifications such as museum and heritage management, teaching, or tourism.