History and Philosophy & Religion (Combined Degree) Course

University: Holy Cross College is offering a range of combined honours degree that will be delivered and validated by Liverpool Hope University.

Start Date: September 2020

Duration: Three years full time.

Attendance: Maximum two evenings per week 6-9pm, for your two combined subjects, plus independent study.

Date of delivery: To be confirmed.

Mode of application: UCAS, Institution code H51, Course code H8P1

Compulsory Events at Liverpool Hope University: All first year students are required to attend The Hope Experience, this is held at Liverpool Hope University usually in October.

Entry Criteria:
• For 2020 entry, our standard offer using the new UCAS tariff will be 96 points.
• For Access to HE applicants our standard offer is to Pass Access HE Diploma.
• An alternative entrance assessment may be possible for students who don’t meet standard entry criteria but who have other level 3 qualifications and/or experiential learning. This will be discussed by one of our Support Tutors at initial advice appointment.


Our History course explores aspects of both modern and early modern British, Irish, and European history. In the first year you will study two key units, twentieth century European history and England 1530-1650: these two periods enable students to encounter a very wide range of historical issues and types of evidence. In the second year you will study a course on Nationalism and Imperialism which explores continental European developments and Anglo-Irish relations from the seventeenth to the late twentieth centuries. The final year enables you to study a selection of specialist subjects linked closely to staff research expertise. At all levels you will analyse primary sources and the work of historians, developing your understanding of challenging ideas and concepts. You will pursue an independent research assignment or two smaller ones.

Philosophy & Religion

By studying Philosophy and Religion you will learn how individuals, communities, and societies have approached the big questions of life, and how their choices have impacted upon the world around them. The Philosophy and Religion course explores aspects of ethical thinking across a range of religious traditions, and examines various philosophical approaches to the meaning of human existence and the question of God. A number of religious traditions will be studied, including Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and African traditional religions. Each year you will follow two broad strands – one in Philosophy, the other in Religious Studies. Questions of ethics will be explored across both strands.

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Greater Manchester
0161 762 4513 or 0161 762 4529