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International Relations and History BA (Hons)

University of Leicester

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 - 4 Years

Course summary

How did the Cold War divide the world? What is the current state of Britain’s political system? In this degree, you’ll explore the link between history and international relations, and learn how to tackle the most important issues facing world politics.International relations are the product of historical change which means that in order to understand one, you must consider the other. With our International Relations and History BA you will explore the ways in which these two fascinating topics are linked.You will be able to study the most vital issues affecting the modern world and understand their historical backgrounds - from the world's foremost powers (the United States, the EU, Russia and China) to smaller nations that are impacted by their behaviour.You will be able to examine the workings and the health of the political system in Britain and other states. You will also explore some of the most important and interesting issues in national and international politics: Who holds power and why? Is there a crisis of political participation? What are the appropriate limits to individual liberty? Is globalisation a positive process?Flexibility of modules in your second and third years, will allow you to delve deeper into the areas of history and international relations that fascinate you the most. Our lecturers have in-depth knowledge across diverse interests, so whichever areas you study, you will receive knowledgeable support and insightful guidance.

Application deadline

15 January

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University information

University of Leicester

  • University League Table

    40th

  • Campus address

    University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7RH, England

More than 4,000 international students call Leicester home, sharing their cultures, faiths and ideas with each other and with students and staff across campus.
Leicester is in the centre of England with great transport links, making it easy to explore the whole country while studying there.
Want to explore further afield? Leicester has great European links – with one change of train, Leicester students can be in Paris by lunchtime.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    40th out of 90 7

    49th out of 86 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    123 63%

    40th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    42nd

    9
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.90 78%

    75th

    8
  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    120 58%

    40th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    26th

    2
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.85 77%

    63rd

    14

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