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BA History, Politics and Economics

Catalog id : 4P47
 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
Full Time

3 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

20700 GBP
9000 GBP
12 GBP

Application fee

International 12 GBP
National 12 GBP
SSEES - School of Slavonic & East European Studies
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)92

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About this course

History, politics and economics are brought to life in the exciting context of Russia and Eastern Europe. This innovative degree brings together some of the most important approaches for understanding the social, cultural, economic and political world around us, developing skills essential for a wide range of future careers and activities.

  • On the History, Politics and Economics (HPE) degree, you will not just study the three disciplines independently, but are given the opportunity to combine insights from different subjects.
  • The HPE programme provides a rigorous introduction to all three subjects in the first year, after which you choose to specialise in two subjects.
  • UCL SSEES is the largest national centre in the UK for the study of central and Eastern Europe, Russia and the post-Soviet countries. The SSEES Library contains over 400,000 books, journals and film resources.
  • Since our staff are active in research and consultancy at the frontiers of their subject, your teaching will draw on state-of-the-art knowledge.

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Eligibility Criteria

British Council International Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Version)

  • Standard level: Overall grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each of the subtests.
  • Good level: Overall grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests.
  • Advanced level: Overall grade of 7.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests.


Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

  • Standard level: Score of 92 overall with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening
  • Good level: Score of 100 overall with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening
  • Advanced level: Score of 109 overall 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening

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Course Modules

Year 1 :

  • Frontiers of History
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Politics: The Big Questions
  • Introduction to Politics: How Politics Works
  • Optional modules
  • You will select 1.0 credit from a wide range of optional modules. Options may include:
  • Foundation Language Module
  • At the end of year one students select two specialist tracks.

Year 2 :

  • Compulsory modules
  • Depending on the specialist tracks selected, students will take one of the following modules:
  • Economic History and Ideas
  • Comparative Political Analysis
  • European Macroeconomics
  • History of Political Ideas
  • Topics in Microeconomics
  • Optional modules
  • Central European Politics and Society
  • Crown, Church and Estates in Central Europe 1500-1700
  • Econometrics
  • Emerging Market Economies
  • European Macroeconomics
  • Media, Culture and Society in the Soviet Union from Stalin to 1991
  • Political Economy of European Integration
  • Post-Soviet Politics and Society
  • Russian Politics and Society
  • Short Taught Dissertation with Coursework
  • South-East European Politics and Society
  • Successors to the Habsburgs: East-Central Europe 1914-1945
  • The Fall and Rise of the Polish Nation 1648-1921
  • The Rise and Fall of Yugoslavia 1918-1991
  • Topics in Microeconomics

Year 3 

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How to Apply

Application for admission should be made through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). Applicants currently at school or college will be provided with advice on the process; however, applicants who have left school or who are based outside the United Kingdom may obtain information directly from UCAS.

We use your qualifications, predicted grades and personal statement to assess your suitability for this programme. Your personal statement should explain your motivation for applying for this multi-disciplinary programme and you should provide evidence of your interest in history, politics and economics, in the context of Russia, the former Soviet Union and central and Eastern Europe.

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