History and International Relations at Queen Mary University of London - UCAS

Course summary

An opportunity to understand the modern world by studying relations between nations alongside their historical development. Taught by experts from the Schools of History and Politics and International Relations, our new joint honours degree in History and International relations examines the close links between these two interconnected disciplines. In the first year, you'll receive a strong grounding in the range of methodological approaches used in both subjects, before studying either British or Global History. You'll also choose from modules covering topics such as Politics in Action or an Introduction to Political Analysis. From then on, you'll have the freedom to choose from a range of module options in both subjects allowing you to explore areas such as the history of human rights, the origins of the Cold War, the War on Terror and the Coronavirus pandemic. You'll also take modules designed to best prepare you for your final year dissertation which can be taken in either a History or International Relations subject.


Year 1 Compulsory History in Practice Introduction to International Relations And at least one from Unravelling Britain: British History since 1801 Global Encounters: Conquest and Culture in World History Choose from Building the American Nation: 1756-1900 Thinking Politically Screening History: Representing the Past in the Contemporary Historical Film Political Analysis The Foundations of Modern Thought: Introduction to Intellectual History Global Histories Europe in a Global Context since 1800 Background to British Politics Controversies of Science and Technology in the Making of the Modern World Politics in Action Please note that remaining modules should be split equally between both schools. All modules are subject to change. Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Assessment method

Assessment typically involves a combination of examinations and coursework, or coursework only. Coursework may include essays, diaries, case-studies and oral presentations. In your final year you’ll work on a dissertation, researching a specialised area of history that particularly interests you.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

All applicants to Queen Mary must show they meet a minimum academic English language standard for admission and to be successful on the course. Please refer to the website below for details on our English Language requirements by course and acceptable alternative qualifications. You will also find important information regarding UKVI's English requirements if you are applying as an international student and will require a Student Visa to enter the UK.

Queen Mary University of London: English Language Requirements


Student Outcomes

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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

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Our most recent information regarding tuition fees can be found at http://www.qmul.ac.uk/tuitionfees/
History and International Relations at Queen Mary University of London - UCAS