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International Politics/History BA (Hons)

Aberystwyth University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site (Aberystwyth)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

International Politics with History is the perfect combination for those seeking to understand the evolution of political, social and economic world we live in today. It blends the expertise and courses of two departments allowing for a range of module choices and areas and study. The scheme allows students to reflect on key questions such as how did the international political structures that govern us evolve and why did they take the form they did? How relations between states, between societies, and between peoples changed and what are been the central factors shaping those developments? Students will also learn about how politics and history has and is studied and the evolution of key ideas and concepts in politics, history, international relations and historiography. Choosing to study for a degree in International Politics and History at Aberystwyth University you will be a part of an energetic and lively community in one of the best departments of its kind in the UK.

What will I learn?

The breakdown below will provide you with an illustration of what you may study during the three year degree scheme.

In your first year you will discover topics such as:

  • the development and progress of international relations during the twentieth century
  • central approaches to the study of international relations
  • the different methodologies to the analysis of topical issues in world politics
  • war, strategy and intelligence.

In your second and third years you will issues such as:

  • political theories and concepts
  • intelligence and security
  • the Cold War & twentieth century history
  • European history
  • military history since 1800
  • 20th and 21st century warfare
  • Welsh history
  • the conflict and post conflict reconstruction
  • Asian history
  • history and politics of the Middle East
  • key political and historical developments in the USA and Russia.


What are our graduates doing now?

Graduates from our department have pursued careers in:

  • the civil service
  • security services
  • governmental research departments
  • public affairs
  • education
  • social research.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,600per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Aberystwyth University

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  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Over 100 nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural and cosmopolitan learning environment.
The university’s research is internationally recognised. Some departments work with global organisation such as NASA and the UN.
Aberystwyth University has been welcoming students from all over the world since 1872, drawn by its reputation for teaching excellence.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    36th out of 93 2

    27th out of 85 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    126 61%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.34 87%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    112 51%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.32 86%



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