Politics dominates the news and affects our everyday lives, from how we choose those who govern us to how much tax we pay. However, today’s politics is shaped and moulded by historical events. In this course, you’ll explore key historical trends whilst assessing their impact on contemporary politics. Covering a broad range of historical and political topics, our dynamic and stimulating programme embeds creative teaching and assessment methods to ensure you graduate with the desirable skills of many future employers.
Work Placementavailable as an optional module for 2nd year Humanities students
Global Top 300for Politics THE World University Subject Rankings, 2022
Top 3in England for International Relations and Politics (Guardian, 2020)
"Throughout my time at Keele and by throwing myself into as much as possible, I feel like I grew in confidence from being quite shy, and my view of the world opened up a lot." Read more
Sam Taylor, History and Politics, MRes History
"I spent an exchange semester in the United States where I met a leading Kennedy historian whom I later interviewed for my History dissertation" - read more about Sam Taylor, History and Politics, MRes History
Stephen Barber, Poliltics graduate
"Keele prepared me for my future as I had the opportunity to get involved in incredible extra curricular activities such as debating in Model UN" - read more about Stephen Barber, Poliltics graduate
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