|Study location||United Kingdom, Clifton campus|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
At least 1 reference(s) should be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Joint honours degrees provide you with the maximum flexibility to study subject areas that really interest you. This gives you the opportunity to study your two favourite subjects within one degree course.
Our course combinations are designed so that what you learn in one subject will complement and enhance what you learn in the other. In your final year you can choose either to split your time evenly between your two subjects, or to specialise in one subject.
Studying History at NTU is not a passive armchair activity but demands:
an open mind
a willingness to engage in independent learning.
You will be introduced to new concepts and perspectives and develop your own research interests alongside set modules. The history curriculum covers periods from AD 700 to the present day, and subject areas as diverse as:
dictatorship and democracy
warfare and reconstruction.
A wide range of options places the emphasis on student choice, enabling you to study in-depth specialist areas. These include:
Aztec and Inca civilisations
American and British History.
This course is taught by a team of internationally recognised researchers and historians. In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF, 2014) 70% of NTU History research was assessed as world leading or internationally excellent. For you, this means that the course is informed by the latest thinking and you will learn from people with a real passion for their subject.
International Relations is the study and understanding of the changing world in which we live. It explores relations between:
cultural and religious communities.
Its major focus is diplomatic relations – war, peace, conflict and cooperation – but also international communication, terrorism, the role of the media, and protest and resistance to established power.
During this course you will look at complex situations which are exciting and challenging to analyse. You will take roles in simulation exercises and try to understand how crises are managed and problems are handled by getting into the minds of different participants. This will build your confidence, give you presentation and advocacy skills, and give you understanding across cultural barriers.
Teaching is informed by regionally aligned research strengths in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, North Africa, the Indian subcontinent and Europe. This research feeds directly into the course, which means you will be learning about the latest issues from world-renowned experts.
This course will help you develop a greater awareness of the complexity and connectedness of the processes that shape our worlds. This opens up careers in a wide range of fields in the public and private sectors, fostering the skills, imagination, understanding and flexibility which employers demand.
This course is taught by a team of internationally recognised researchers and historians. In the latest Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2014) 70% of NTU History research was assessed as world leading or internationally excellent. For you this means that the course is informed by the latest thinking and you’ll learn from people with a real passion for their subject.
What will I study?
Find out everything you need to know about what you’ll be studying on this course. Detailed module information is available here:
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International Relations Joint HonoursPDF icon
How will I learn?
Each year students choose a range of core and optional modules from the lists above. The first year is normally divided equally between the two joint honours subjects but at the end of Year One, students have the opportunity to select between an equally weighted joint honours course and a more specialised pathway depending on their interests.
Teaching principally takes place through a combination of:
lectures (where tutors introduce the key ideas)
seminars (organised on the basis of smaller group discussion of those ideas).
Year Two – extra opportunities
Our flexible curriculum has been designed to create some amazing opportunities for you. Your second year of study is divided into two semesters that enables you to take part in the following optional opportunities:
International exchange – Experience other cultures, travel the globe and open your eyes to a world of opportunities. Our exchange partnership with a number of international universities enables you to live and study in another country in your second year.
Work placements – Gain valuable work experience that will impress employers and help you get ahead in your chosen career. Boost your employability by taking a credit-bearing work placement as part of your degree rather than a sandwich year.
Your career development
This is a major part of the curriculum. Key transferable skills are emphasised and there are opportunities to develop links with organisations and potential employers. As a result we have an outstanding record of graduate employment.
Joint honours courses develop a wide range of skills. These include:
written and oral communication skills
the ability to work independently and in groups
a variety of IT skills.
We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.