International History at Staffordshire University - UCAS

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Course summary

It’s an exciting and important time to study International History. This distance learning course will stimulate inquiring minds by providing an insight into international relationships and rapid changes over time, from regional microhistories to sweeping diplomatic affairs, from cultural developments to military encounters. Enjoy the flexibility of distance learning while connecting with your fellow students who will bring with them a range of different experiences. You’ll be encouraged to use digital platforms for a weekly programme of study with regular support from our experts and the opportunity to debate key subjects with fellow students. The MA International History will take you on a journey through modern international history and offers the opportunity to develop interest and insight, whether you’re looking to develop your professional profile in a related field or an enthusiast wanting to explore the relationship between history and politics. This is set against dramatic developments in communications, science and technology, urbanisation and industrialisation. The course is taught and assessed entirely online, giving you the freedom to study anytime, anywhere. You can also tailor the course to a topic that interests you, through one of our pathways. You can focus on Intelligence and Terrorism, with our Intelligence pathway; if learning more about mass violence and genocide interests you, then you can choose the Genocide Studies pathway; alternatively, if you would prefer a broader course of study, you can remain on the broader MA International History course and study topics such as Transnationalism and Global interdependence and an option module of your choosing. If you complete a specific pathway route, your award title will reflect this. On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MA International History

Assessment method

During your course you will undertake two different types of assessments, informal assessments (also known as formative) and formal (also known as summative). Your formative assessments are designed to enhance your engagement with the taught content of your modules and to prepare you for your summative assessments. They also provide you with the opportunity to receive feedback on your progress. Your summative assessments contribute towards your final grade and degree classification and will assess you based on the learning outcomes of your modules. Your summative assessments could include a combination of written assignments, contributions to discussion boards, critical reviews, digital poster presentations and dissertations.

Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree or equivalent in a related discipline (such as Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Human Geography, Literary Studies, Area Studies, etc.) or significant appropriate work experience. Language level must be at least IELTS 6-6.5 or equivalent. However, you’ll be considered if you have a level of fluency to meet the needs of the course.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

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Additional fee information

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International History at Staffordshire University - UCAS