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BA in International Politics/History (Full Time)

Aberystwyth University

Bachelor Degree , International Politics

Course Description

International Politics with History is the perfect combination for those seeking to understand the evolution of political, social and economic world we live in today. It blends the expertise and courses of two departments allowing for a range of module choices and areas and study. The scheme allows students to 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 relations between states, between societies, and between peoples changed and what are been the central factors shaping those developments? Students will also learn about how politics and history has and is studied and the evolution of key ideas and concepts in politics, history, international relations and historiography. Choosing to study for a degree in International Politics and History at Aberystwyth University you will be a part of an energetic and lively community in one of the best departments of its kind in the UK.

  • 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.  

International Politics with History is the perfect combination for those seeking to understand the evolution of political, social and economic world we live in today. It blends the expertise and courses of two departments allowing for a range of module choices and areas and study. The scheme allows students to reflect on key questions such as how did the international political structures that...

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Course Content

In your first year you will discover topics such as:  

  • The development and progress of international relations during the twentieth century;
  • Central approaches to the study of international relations;
  • The different methodologies to the analysis of topical issues in world politics;
  • War, Strategy and Intelligence.

In your second and third years you will issues such as:

  • Political theories and concepts;
  • Intelligence and security;
  • Cold War & twentieth century history;
  • European History;
  • Military History since 1800;
  • 20th and 21st century Warfare;
  • Welsh History;
  • The conflict and post conflict reconstruction;
  • Asian history;
  • History and politics of the Middle East;
  • Key political and historical developments in the USA and Russia.

In your first year you will discover topics such as:   The development and progress of international relations during the twentieth century; Central approaches to the study of international relations; The different methodologies to the analysis of topical issues in world...

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Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff 104 - 128

A Levels ABB-BCC

GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4):
English or Welsh

BTEC National Diploma:
DDM-DMM

International Baccalaureate:
30-28

European Baccalaureate:
75%-65% overall

UCAS Tariff 104 - 128 A Levels ABB-BCC GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4): English or Welsh BTEC National Diploma: DDM-DMM International Baccalaureate: 30-28 European Baccalaureate: 75%-65%...

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Assessment Methods

We assess our students through essays, reports, examinations, book reviews, learning logs and presentations.

We assess our students through essays, reports, examinations, book reviews, learning logs and presentations.