History, International Relations and Politics Degrees and Masters

Explore research-driven topics on British, European and World history, covering all periods from the 13th Century through to the 21st Century.

Our lecturers, all practising historians, are enthusiastic about their work and publish regularly as experts in their fields. Our diverse team of tutors are big enough to offer a variety of courses, but small enough to offer you a close-knit learning environment.

International study trips are available on our International Relations and Politics and International Development programmes.

BA International Relations and Politics explores contemporary issues such as threats to global security, the changing nature of international co-operation and power alignments, environmental politics, the future of democracy, and the politics of communication.

BA International Development explores the ways in which the individual disciplines of Geography, Sociology and Economics approach the study of developing countries. The course considers a plethora of development themes such as economic growth, poverty, aid, health, industrialisation, inequality, migration and gender. You will look at detailed case studies drawn from specific countries in Africa, the Middle East and North Africa, China and East Asia.

Our range of courses, undergraduate and postgraduate, are as follows:

Undergraduate History, International Relations and Politics Programmes

  • History BA (Hons)
    • History BA (Hons) offers innovative, research-driven topics on British, European and World history, covering all periods from the 13th Century through to the 21st Century.
  • History (Joint Honours) BA/BSc (Hons)
    • Studying History as a joint honours degree, combined with another subject, gives you the opportunity to pull together your varied interests and apply what you learn across both subject areas.
  • History and Education Studies (Joint Honours) BA (Hons)
    • On our History and Education Studies (Joint Honours) BA (Hons) course you will study a wide range of topics that, after the first year, can be tailored to suit your own individual interests. You will be immersed in examining the range of disciplines associated with their chosen subjects including the psychology, sociology, philosophy and history of education.
  • History and English (Joint Honours) BA (Hons)
    • This course will develop your ability to understand and analyse literary texts and to have a true understanding of the historical context in which they are set. Whether you’re passionate about Shakespeare, Dickens or Toni Morrison, this course is designed to enthuse and inspire you whilst broadening your knowledge and understanding of English Literature and History.
  • International Relations and Politics BA (Hons)
  • International Relations and Politics BA (Hons) (with Foundation Study)
    • This course provides you with an excellent grounding for careers across the public, private and voluntary sectors. Uou will develop a critical understanding of contemporary issues such as threats to global security, the changing nature of international co-operation and power alignments, environmental politics, the future of democracy, and the politics of communication.
  • International Development BA (Hons)
  • International Development BA (Hons) (with Foundation Study)
    • This course will give you an insight into the ways in which the individual disciplines of Geography, Sociology and Economics approach the study of developing countries. It will demonstrate how different disciplinary approaches can deepen your knowledge of current development problems and the strategies to tackle them.
  • International Development (Joint Honours)
    • This course is designed to introduce the main issues surrounding International Development against the background of a highly unequal global economy. International Development Joint Honours directly complements Economics, Politics, Sociology and Geography as Joint Honours subject combinations.
  • International Development and Economics (Joint Honours) BA/BSc (Hons)
    • This joint honours combination will explore the individual disciplines of geography, sociology, politics and economics and will build your knowledge of current development problems and the strategies to overcome them.
  • International Development and Human Geography (Joint Honours) BA (Hons)
    • This joint honours combination aims to ensure you gain an understanding of the basic concepts, skills and methods of geographical enquiry, whilst gaining an insight into the ways in which the individual disciplines of geography, sociology, politics and economics approach the study of developing countries.
  • International Politics (Joint Honours)
    • This course will help you develop a critical understanding of contemporary issues such as threats to global security, the changing nature of international co-operation and power alignments, environmental politics, the future of democracy and the politics of communication.

Postgraduate History, International Relations and Politics Programmes

  • History MA
    • History MA is designed for those who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of history across a range of periods, regions and theoretical perspectives. The MA in History provides you with opportunities to study the subject at an advanced level.
  • International Relations MA
    • International Relations MA is especially designed for those with an interdisciplinary background who wish to fully comprehend core issues and approaches within International Relations post 9/11. The subject gives you a thorough and sensitive knowledge of interests, ethnicities and cultures allowing you to understand the global condition.

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