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Modern History and International Relations (Including Placement Year) BA (Hons)

University of Essex

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UCAS CODE: VL14

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    07-OCT-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Our course develops your understanding of how events and ideas throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries have impacted cultures, economies and societies in the modern world. How did we get to where we are today? What impact has colonialism had on relationships between nations? You will explore how nations cope when considering some of the world's most profound issues, like globalisation, trade, political conflict and global warming — and why some nations are at peace while others are not.You’ll gain a foundation in politics, while the study of international relations develops your research and critical analysis skills, while teaching you methods of analysis and giving you awareness of the world system. You also have access to specialist facilities including the UK Data Archive, a national service provider digital resources for historians, which is particularly strong in nineteenth and twentieth-century economic and social history.You spend your third year on a placement gaining relevant work experience within an external business or organisation, giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market and providing you with key contacts within the industry.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 16,850per year

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University information

University of Essex

  • University League Table

    41st

  • Campus address

    University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    49th out of 93 10

    23rd out of 85 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    110 53%

    59th

    17
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    63 63%

    54th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.20 84%

    33rd

    42
  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    106 48%

    65th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%

    19th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.20 84%

    13th

    13

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