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BAInternational Politics and International History

Aberystwyth University
United Kingdom, Aberystwyth
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Overview

This degree will provide you with in-depth knowledge about how ideas about power, strategy and militarism, diplomacy and foreign policy-making, empires, colonialism and liberation movements, intelligence, subversion and counter-insurgency, propaganda and international communications, culture, gender and race have combined to shape the international environment; in which we now live. This degree explores the forces that have shaped contemporary global politics. From the roles of individual leaders like Churchill, Stalin and Mandela to the social, economic and ideological forces that have shaped ordinary people’s lives, this degree will help you understand the formative events of the 19th and 20th century world.

The BA International Politics and International History is a fascinating single honours degree course designed to equip you with a thorough knowledge of global politics in its history context. You will analyse key debates and theories regarding politics on the international stage, and you will strengthen your understanding by reviewing the sweeping historical context of worldwide events that shape the subject.

The course draws upon a range of different study topics including War, Strategy and Intelligence; Power and Inequality in the Third World; and Regional Politics in Europe and beyond. You will be able to tailor your study to suit your particular needs and interests by selecting from a range of fascinating option modules such as, the League of Nations, the Cold War, International Statebuilding; Espionage Studies; America at War; and the State from Babylon to Brussels.

Career opportunities

Your single honours BA International Politics and International History opens up a range of exciting opportunities for employment and further training. You will be suited to work as a public affairs consultant (lobbyist), politician’s assistant, government social research officer, social researcher or civil service fast streamer. Your historical expertise would also be useful in work as an archivist, a Civil Service administrator, a heritage manager or teacher.

Throughout your degree you will develop a wealth of core and other skills that can be easily transferred into almost any graduate or professional employment situation. For instance, you will learn to critically appraise historic political decision-making in case studies and apply the lessons in scenarios and papers. This sort of analysis and application of learning will equip you for any job in political, historical or more generic areas of employment.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States