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. This International Relations and Modern History course offers a thrilling journey into the heart of world affairs. Join us to connect the dots, question assumptions, and gain profound insights into the forces shaping our global narrative. You'll graduate empowered to navigate the complexities of our interconnected world. About On this course, you’ll explore current global political events, connections and decisions. 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 come to understand how things that happen in one place can have major consequences for people and communities living on the other side of the world. You’ll become familiar with the vast range of actors involved, from states and their governments to stateless organisations such as Greenpeace or Al Qaeda, to international bodies such as the European Union and United Nations, to corporations, social classes, diasporas, and even individuals. Alongside all of this, you’ll examine how the contemporary international system of separate states has roots going back more than three hundred years. You’ll be equipped to make sense of today’s global order, and to debate, argue and think about how it has developed throughout recent history. You’ll have the opportunity to explore how these two disciplines relate to one another, allowing you to gain a fascinating perspective on the world around you today. The two disciplines of International Relations and History are taught across two Schools at UEA, both of which are renowned for the quality of their teaching and research. In the Times Higher Education Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 Analysis, UEA was ranked 3rd overall in the UK for research quality in History, and 14th overall in the UK for its research quality in Politics and International Studies. During the course, you’ll have the opportunity to take part in study trips, internships and placements in Britain and Europe as well as having 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. We welcome a wide range of qualifications and combinations of qualifications - for further information please contact us at

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6IELTS score of 6.0 overall with a minimum of 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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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

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