BA History and Politics brings together History modules that include an engagement with the politics of past societies, with political analysis that includes the study of the historical development of politicalthought. The programme enables you to explore the history of various societies across the globe and the connections and comparisons between them but is also firmly based in practical techniques. You will be introduced to a wide range of political and historical problems and the main analytical and critical approaches of the two disciplines.
Expertise in History at the Cornwall Campus is concentrated in the modern period, approximately from 1600 to the present, incorporating social and cultural history, international and economic history and many geographical areas, including the Far and Middle East, Europe and Britain and the Americas. As you might expect from a programme based in Cornwall, we reflect environmental and ecological approaches to history in our teaching as well as the more traditional cultural, political, social and economic aspects.
Academic staff in Politics bring the latest political thinking into their undergraduate teaching. Staff at the Cornwall Campus have particular research strengths in international relations, electoral behaviour, Chinese politics, American politics, political theory, gender, militarization, political psychology and behaviour, environmental politics and sustainability, and the politics of communities.