|Study location||United Kingdom, Colchester 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 any language
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
The challenges facing today’s world are profoundly international. From the migrant crisis to global warming, contemporary challenges require graduates who bring a global perspective and broad skills to the workplace. Our BA Global Studies is designed for just this purpose – you study topics from a range of subjects so that you can develop a wide understanding of complex global issues.
Based within our Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities (CISH), you have the option to choose from a variety of subjects including history, politics, philosophy, sociology, and more. You study both topics that have an international focus, and those that focus on particular regions and countries.
A core part of the course are modules from history and politics which explore international relations and global history, plus you choose from additional topics in areas including:
- Art, architecture and their geographical contexts
- International banking
- World technologies
- Modern languages
This is an amazing place to study a course like this one. Since its foundation Essex has had a distinctly international character, and we even offer a fee-free year where you can study abroad. Our departments include academics specialising in many diverse regions of the world, so you experience the very best of the University’s expertise in global issues.
Globalisation is seen by many as the defining issue of our age, and we live in a world which is connected as never before. This is your opportunity to understand it, and to help shape it. Don’t wait for change. Make it happen.
Introduction to International Relations
Themes in Global History
Co-Curricular Employability Module (Year 1)
The World Economy in Historical Perspective (optional)
The Making of the Modern World 1776-1989 (optional)
Co-Operation and Conflict (optional)
Space, Place and Locality (optional)
Social Entrepreneurs, Sustainability and Community Action
The World in Question: the Social, Political and Psychological Legacies of the Enlightenment
International Relations: Theories and Approaches
International Organisations (optional)
Development, N.G.Os and Foreign Aid (optional)
South Africa: The Road to Apartheid (optional)
Russia in Europe: From Ivan the Terrible to the Great War (optional)
Dangerous Ideas: Essays and Manifestos as Social Criticism
Political Economy of International Development (optional)
Human Rights and Global Justice (optional)
China: The Long Twentieth Century (optional)
The British Empire in the Indian Ocean World, 1780-1930 (optional)
Strategies of Economic Development (optional)
Current Issues in Development Economics (optional)
Our course provides you with an excellent basis for going onto a career in media, education, politics, the Civil Service, international organisations such as the UN and NATO or non-governmental organisations, and many other fields.
Our Centre’s recent graduates have gone on to work in a wide range of desirable roles including an events co-ordinator for Age UK, a business provision manager for BT, an accountant in London, and an account executive for Bluesky PR.
We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.