The History and Politics course aims to bring together complementary but separate disciplines to form a coherent and stimulating programme. The degree not only enables students to set contemporary political problems in their historical perspective, but also equips them to approach the study of the past with the conceptual rigour derived from political science. Regent’s typically admits one student in History and Politics each year.

Do you need to have studied Politics before?


When applying are students asked to submit written work?

Yes, one of which should answer a historical question. It should be A2 standard or equivalent.

Do I need to sit a test?

Yes, all candidates for History & Politics must take the History Aptitude Test (HAT). Candidates must register themselves by 4 October 2024, and the test will be taken online at a Pearson VUE centre towards the end of October.

What do the students say?

“Positioned in the middle, you get to have tutorials and hang out with both the PPEists and the Historians. You’ll never feel lacking in a community…”

“Whatever timetabling headaches you might have taking joint schools, you can always remind yourself that you have the best of both worlds.”

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    1 student admitted each year

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    Course information

    A BA in 3 years UCAS code: LV21
    Deferred entry available
    Grade requirements: AAA

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    Director of Studies

    Dr Leif Dixon

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    RPC Admissions Officer

    +44 (0) 1865 288153