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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

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

International Relations and History is the perfect combination for those seeking to understand the evolution of the political, social and economic world we live in today. It blends the expertise of two departments, giving our students the choice from a range of modules and areas of study. In this degree scheme, students 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? Students 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 in departments known for their excellence in teaching and innovative research agendas.Why study International Relations and History at Aberystwyth?- The Department of International Politics is ranked in the top 40 in the world for academic reputation. (QS, 2017).- You will be a student in the world’s first department of international politics, founded in 1919 after the end of World War I to help the world understand the world.- In the latest National Student Survey, the department of International Politics was ranked top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction for the subject area of Politics (NSS 2017) and research excellence (REF 2014).- Students on this course will be mentored and guided by lecturers who are enthusiastic, committed in providing you with an outstanding and dynamic learning environment.- All students 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.- The Department operates a prestigious Parliamentary Placement Scheme, enabling you to gain valuable experience working alongside an MP (House of Commons, Westminster) or an AM (Welsh Assembly, Cardiff) for a period of 4-6 weeks during the summer. During this time you will write reports and speeches, undertake research projects, and respond to constituency issues. There may be further opportunities for you to get involved in elections and various international issues.- The Department also has an International Student Exchange Programme based on close links with carefully selected universities in Europe, Asia, North America and Australia, offering you an excellent opportunity to expand your academic and social horizons by spending a part of your university experience abroad.- The Department is also home to Interstate, the oldest student-run international politics journal in the United Kingdom, providing a unique opportunity for you to publish your work (particularly advantageous if you wish to progress to postgraduate study) or gain valuable experience working as part of the editorial team.Stimulating student societies foster a strong sense of community within the department, offering a programme of political debates, visiting speakers, conferences and workshops, alongside numerous social activities such as an annual ball.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,000per 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

  • University League Table

    58th

  • 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%

    38th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%

    22nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.34 87%

    13th

    8
  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    112 51%

    51st

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    24th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.32 86%

    4th

    2

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