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International Relations / 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 Relations with History is the perfect combination if you're seeking to understand the evolution of the political, social and economic world we live in today. It blends the expertise of two departments giving you choice from a range of modules and areas of study. On this scheme you will 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 have relations between states, societies, and peoples changed over time and what have been the central factors shaping those developments? You will also learn about the evolution of key ideas and concepts in politics, history, international relations and historiography. By choosing to study for a degree in International Relations and History at Aberystwyth University you will be a part of an energetic and lively educational and research community.**Why study International Relations and History at Aberystwyth?**- You will be taught in two departments with long and prestigious histories. History has been taught at Aberystwyth since 1872, and the Department of International Politics was the world's first when it was founded in 1919.- The Department of International Politics is ranked in the top 40 in the world for academic reputation. (QS, 2017).- In the latest National Student Survey (NSS), Aberystwyth University was ranked in the top 10 for the quality of its teaching in the subjects of History and Politics.- As a student on this course, you will be mentored and guided by lecturers who are enthusiastic, and committed to providing you with an outstanding and dynamic learning environment.- Our teaching is innovative, research-based and designed to develop your transferable skills in areas such as analysis, interpretation and communication, which will prepare you for a wide range of careers.- You will have the opportunity to participate in our renowned ‘Crisis Games’; a three day role playing exercise in political, economic and diplomatic manoeuvre, developing negotiation and communication, critical thinking, team work, and problem-solving skills.- Both departments offer you the opportunity to study abroad. Studying at one of our partner universities can offer you a new perspective on your subject and the opportunity to deepen and supplement your studies at Aberystwyth. Check out our Where can I go? page to find out more.- Both the Department of International Politics and the Department of History and Welsh History offer a number of degree schemes and modules taught entirely or partially through the medium of Welsh.Employability is embedded across our teaching. We teach our students to aim for the career they want, not the job that they can get.Graduates from this course have pursued careers in:- the civil service- security services- governmental research departments- public affairs- education- social research.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,300per year

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University information

Aberystwyth University

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  • Campus address

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

Welcoming international students since 1872. Over 100 different nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural learning environment.
Highly-rated teaching (TEF Gold) and a high rate of graduate employability.
Generous scholarships and bursaries for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    39th out of 90 3

    29th out of 86 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    116 60%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64.0 64%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.30 86%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    117 57%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.34 87%



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