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History, Politics and International Relations

BA
  • UCAS code VLN1
  • Option 3 years full time
  • Year of entry 2019

The course

This joint degree offers a combination of disciplines which allows you to gain a greater understanding of both past and present.

Studying History is exciting and rewarding; it encourages you to appreciate the human experience in other places and at other times. Exploring what people have felt, thought and done in the past expands our self-awareness. It will help to satisfy your curiosity about the past, acquire understanding of specific periods and problems, and make discoveries.

Our internationally renowned academics are developing the very latest thinking on historical problems; this cutting edge knowledge informs the curriculum and will enhance your learning experience. By studying History at one of the largest and most influential departments in the country you will be able to choose from an exceptionally broad range of subjects, enabling you to spread your studies across the medieval and modern worlds, from Ancient Rome through to modern China, from Saladin through to Margaret Thatcher.

Politics and International Relations looks at political ideas and processes, as well as global issues such as war and security, diplomacy and development. You will gain a solid foundation in politics, the history of international relations and IR theory, studying subjects such as democracy, decolonisation, democratisation, international organisations, foreign-policy making, human migration and human rights. As you progress, the flexible nature of the course allows you to specialise in those aspects of domestic politics, political theory and international relations that most interest you, for example, the recent global economic crisis, changes in the European Union, human migration and the threats posed by terrorists and new communications technologies. Ours is an active and engaged student community, and there are opportunities to take part in debating, Model United Nations and party political societies on campus.

  • Develop research, communication and analytical skills.
  • Gain expertise in medieval and modern history.
  • Study democratisation, foreign policy-making, human migration or human rights.
  • Work with academics in leading research centres, such as the Centre for South Asian Studies.
  • Pursue your interests with a wide choice of modules.
95%

overall student satisfaction for History

Source: NSS, 2017

16th

in the UK for History

Source: Times Good University Guide, 2018

94%

of Politics and International Relations graduates are employed or go on to further study within six months of graduating

Source: DLHE, 2017

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