International Relations and Modern History at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS

Course summary

Overview International relations scholars ask questions about how the world works today. Historians decode the past to make sense of the present. When studied together, these complementary disciplines can give you the fullest understanding of global politics: past, present and future. Our BA International Relations and Modern History course offers a thrilling journey across time and into the heart of world affairs. Our graduates go on to rewarding careers in politics, international relations, and other related fields in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. At UEA, you’ll explore current global political institutions, events and issues, from how international organisations work, to the causes of war and global economic crises. At the same time, you’ll establish a ‘long view’ of the history of global politics that has given rise to these current situations. You’ll examine how the contemporary international system of separate states has roots going back more than three hundred years, and how current challenges such as international cooperation on fighting climate change, competition between world powers and international conflicts across the globe from Europe to the Asia Pacific, are deeply rooted in history. The two disciplines of International Relations and History are taught by experts across two Schools at UEA, both of which are renowned for the quality of their teaching and research. Our International Relations and Modern History course will prepare you for a variety of career paths in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. Your personal adviser and dedicated School career adviser will work with you to provide guidance and support to ensure you have access to the right opportunities to pursue your passion and make a difference. During the course, you’ll have the opportunity to take part in study trips, internships and placements in the UK and Europe. You’ll also have the option of a semester abroad in your second year. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website:

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade 4 or C and GCSE Mathematics grade 4 or C. UEA are committed to ensuring that Higher Education is accessible to all, regardless of their background or experiences. One of the ways we do this is through our contextual admissions schemes – please see our website for further information. We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please visit our website

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6IELTS: 6.0 Overall (minimum 5.5 in each component)

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing). We will also accept a number of other English Language qualifications. Please check our website for details.

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £20600* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. Fees for continuing students (i.e. those on courses of greater than one year in length) will normally increase annually. This increase will not exceed 4% or the % increase of the UK Government regulated fee whichever is higher. The fee increase is based on the fee for the year that you register. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.
International Relations and Modern History at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS