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

University of Essex

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    06-OCT-22

  • 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

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 16,850per year

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University information

University of Essex

  • University League Table

    27th

  • Campus address

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

The careers team offer dedicated international careers advice and support throughout studies and after graduation.
Central London is easily accessible from all of the university's campuses.
The University of Essex has a student body that represents over 140 nationalities and supports over 30 different cultural societies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    43rd out of 90 6

    23rd out of 86

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    105 54%

    57th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    42nd

    12
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.13 83%

    35th

    2
  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    109 53%

    52nd

    13
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75.0 75%

    15th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    38th

    25

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