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University of East Anglia UEA

International Relations and Modern History

UCAS Code: LV2C

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

preferably including History

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

preferably including some History modules. Humanities or Social Sciences pathway preferred. Other pathways are acceptable, please contact the University directly for further information.

preferably including History. Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

preferably including grade 5 in higher level History. If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDM

preferably alongside History A-level. BTEC Public Services is not accepted

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,C,C

preferably including History. A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable

Only accepted in combination with Scottish Advanced Highers

UCAS Tariff

128

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subjects

Modern history

International relations

As an international relations scholar you will use theory to explain and understand what’s happening in the world today. As a historian on the other hand, you will look to the past for explanations. This course seeks to make the most of both disciplines to provide you with the fullest understanding of global politics.

This degree is ideal if you are considering a career in international policy or journalism, at an NGO or in law, or planning to go on to postgraduate study or research. Whatever your goals, a degree in International Relations and Modern History will set you on the path to achieving them. You’ll graduate ready for a career in politics, media, the civil service or local government, or to enter the legal profession, business or research – the list goes on.

As a student of these two important disciplines, you’ll gain a broad range of skills to take with you on your future path. Through historical inquiry, you’ll learn to examine complex documents and communicate clearly and precisely. And through group debate, listening and feedback, you’ll hone your ability to develop a balanced argument, present your opinions confidently and work as part of a team.

This degree is taught across two UEA Schools known for their high-quality teaching and research. Our research contributes to debates in public policy and cultural politics on some of the most pressing issues of the contemporary world.

Following a grounding in the core elements of international relations and modern history, you’ll begin to tailor the course to your interests. We offer an exciting range of options, on topics such as global politics; the age of extremes; the history of US foreign relations; the crusades; and the first world war. In your final year you’ll develop your skills in individual research and project work, and select your choice of advanced units. This includes a series of year-long modules, which have included topics such as Stalin and Stalinism; the Third Reich; and Appeasement and War. There’s also the possibility of a short internship in Europe.

You’ll have the option to study abroad in your second year, broadening your personal and academic experience and making you stand out from others when it comes to employment. You can also take advantage of opportunities to go on study trips, do voluntary work or take internships. Our extensive programme of guest speakers will supplement your core teaching and give you the chance to make useful contacts. Recent speakers include Baroness Shirley Williams, Vince Cable, Professor Anthony Giddens and Sir Stephen Wall.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£15,300
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of East Anglia UEA

Department:

School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

87%
med
Modern history
84%
med
International relations

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

History

Teaching and learning

96%
Staff make the subject interesting
98%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

82%
Library resources
78%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
81%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
40%
Male students
60%
Female students
97%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A
A
412

Politics

Teaching and learning

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
65%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

76%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
82%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

71%
UK students
29%
International students
52%
Male students
48%
Female students
92%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B
409

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

History

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
87%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

9%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
8%
Other elementary services occupations
6%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

History is a very popular subject (although numbers have fallen of late) — in 2015, over 10,000 UK students graduated in a history-related course. Obviously, there aren't 11,000 jobs as historians available every year, but history is a good, flexible degree that allows graduates to go into a wide range of different jobs, and consequently history graduates have an unemployment rate comparable to the national graduate average. Many — probably most — jobs for graduates don't ask for a particular degree to go into them and history graduates are well set to take advantage. That's why so many go into jobs in the finance industry, human resources, marketing, PR and events management, as well as the more obvious roles in education, welfare and the arts. Around one in five history graduates went into further study last year. History and teaching were the most popular further study subjects for history graduates, but law, journalism, and politics were also popular postgraduate courses.

Politics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
85%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

10%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
9%
Public services and other associate professionals
7%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

The numbers of people taking politics degrees fell sharply last year and we'll keep an eye on this one - it can't really be because of graduates getting poor outcomes as politics grads do about as well as graduates on average. Most politics or international relations graduates don't actually go into politics - although many do, as activists, fundraisers and researchers. Jobs in local and central government are also important. Other popular jobs include marketing and PR, youth and community work, finance roles, HR and academic research (you usually need a postgraduate degree to get into research). Because so many graduates get jobs in the civil service, a lot of graduates find themselves in London after graduating. Politics is a very popular postgraduate subject, and so about one in five politics graduates go on to take another course - usually a one-year Masters - after they finish their degrees.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Historical, philosophical and religious studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£22k

£22k

£25k

£25k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Social sciences

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£16k

£16k

£23k

£23k

£26k

£26k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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