International History and Politics at University of Leeds - UCAS

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Course summary

BA International History and Politics will give you an unrivalled opportunity to study the principal international challenges of today in the light of their recent historical past. The course focuses on the modern and contemporary history of world affairs, from the late nineteenth century to the present. Beginning with the origins and outcomes of the First World War, the course also investigates the interwar period, the Second World War and its aftermath, and the Cold War, before moving into the post-Cold War period and the challenges of the 'war on terror,' its effects and implications. Focusing on tensions and challenges in international history, this course investigates some of the most important changes on the world stage over the last hundred years or so. You can study the role of states and international diplomacy, and the rise of international organisations and non-state actors across the period. You can learn about security and insecurity, and how these concepts have shifted over time. You might focus on transnational questions, such as refugees in Europe, or revolutions in central and south America. You could specialise in the international history of particular regions, such as the Middle East or East Asia. Or you could choose to study histories of crisis, conflict and inequalities, and the legacies of the contested international past. BA International History and Politics is a challenging, integrated single-honours degree. Compulsory modules will give you a firm grounding in key periods and themes. You will also develop the historical skills you'll need to succeed in your studies. You can choose modules in each year of your course to help tailor your degree to your own interests. With the support of expert tutors and access to excellent facilities, you'll also build wider skills that are highly valued by employers.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Successful completion of Year 1 of a relevant degree course.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

European Baccalaureate: 85%

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.56.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component.

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Student Outcomes

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

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