Undergraduate study2017

BA (Hons)

History and International Relations

Department of Politics, History and International Relations

Year of entry: 2017

The Joint Honours degree courses allow you to gain a first-class exposure to two subjects and to acquire a broader range of skills than a normal single honours degree, whilst at the same time enjoying the benefits of specialisation.

  • Additional Award
  • Study Abroad
  • Placement Year

BA (Hons)

History and International Relations

Department of Politics, History and International Relations

Year of entry: 2017

The Joint Honours degree courses allow you to gain a first-class exposure to two subjects and to acquire a broader range of skills than a normal single honours degree, whilst at the same time enjoying the benefits of specialisation.

Course details

Why Choose Us?

  • 93%  of students satisfied overall for Politics and History (NSS 2015)
  • 94% of graduates in work or further study (2014 graduates)

 

The history part of the course spans the period from 1600 to the present, focusing mostly on the modern era. Its subject matter includes Britain and Continental Europe, but extends further afield to North America, the British Empire and China.

The international relations element allows you to understand how key global actors have responded to international political, economic and social challenges since the Second World War.

Study options
QualificationLengthUCAS code
BA (Hons) DIntS / DPS 4 years full-time sandwich VL1G
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time VL12
International semester and year abroad

Students are given the opportunity to begin new languages or continue your studies in languages including French, German, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.

In the second semester of the second year, students who do not read a foreign language have the opportunity to apply to spend a semester abroad at a partner institution in the Czech Republic, Taiwan, Sweden, Finland, Denmark or the Netherlands. Teaching and assessment at these institutions are in English.

Students who study a foreign language to a sufficient level as part of their course can opt to take a four-year degree course and spend the whole of their third year abroad.

Students whose native tongue is English and who have received their education in the UK can apply for assistantships, securing paid work teaching English to school children. Other students study at a European University.

Graduate destinations

The many skills you will learn in History are attractive to employers in virtually any field.

These skills include the ability to think and work independently, the acquisition of critical and interpretive skills, skills in ICT and group work, the ability to communicate effectively and to develop and sustain an argument.

Our graduates go on to work in a variety of disciplines worldwide. Recent examples include: Sky Sports, News Assistant; Metropolitan Police, Special Constable; Diageo, Team Assistant; Informa, Marketing Assistant.

Course structure

The Joint Honours courses are organised on the basis of core and optional modules for each subject of the degree.

There is a progression from broad survey and skills courses in Year 1 to increasing specialisation and sophistication in Years 2 and 3.

Year 1

Areas studied include history of modern Europe and modern world history, the nature of history, the world arena and Europe.

Year 2

Areas studied include Cold War Europe, twentiethcentury Britain, China, slavery, the European Union, foreign policy and political analysis.

Optional placement / study year

Salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Areas studied include in-depth research options and dissertation in either history or international relations.

Non–History subjects

Compulsory and optional modules in International Relations are drawn from those listed under their respective Single Honours courses.

If you study a foreign language as part of your degree (not available to History and Geography students), you will have the opportunity to spend a third year in a French, German or Spanish speaking country as well as Japan and Taiwan, and to have your degree accredited with a Diploma in International Studies.

Entry requirements

Choose a study option below for details of the entry requirements.

UCAS code: VL1G BA (Hons) DIntS / DPS 4 years full-time sandwich

A-Level
ABB (General Studies accepted)
Science A Levels – Practical skills element required? No
SQA AH
AB, plus Highers at majority A/B grades
IB
34 points overall with 6 5 5 at HL
Other
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DDM profile
Additional

UCAS code: VL12 BA (Hons) 3 years full-time

A-Level
ABB (General Studies accepted)
Science A Levels – Practical skills element required? No
SQA AH
AB, plus Highers at majority A/B grades
IB
34 points overall with 6 5 5 at HL
Other
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DDM profile
Additional

The entry requirements for each course should be read alongside the University’s general entrance requirements, which give further details on acceptable subjects, alternative qualifications and minimum English language requirements.

SQA AHScottish Qualifications Authority Advanced Highers IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma DPSDiploma in Professional Studies DISDiploma in Industrial Studies DIntSDiploma in International Studies

Fees and Finance

Course fees 2016-17

Student category

Yearly full-time fee

UK/EU Students £9,000
International Students (Band A course) £14,950

Course fees for 2017-18 will be published here as soon as they are available.

Placement year fees for 2019/20 are still to be confirmed. As an indication, for 2018/19 the current placement fees are set at 20% of the yearly full-time fee for UK/EU students and £3,000 for international students.

 

Loughborough University financial support 2016-17

Financial support for 2017-18 will be published here as soon as it is available. The current support we offer is listed below to give an indication of what may be available. 

SupportWhat is it?How much?More information
Loughborough Scholarship Programme* Cash bursaries. Additional support is available for those taking a foundation year or extended undergraduate Masters degree, as well as for mature students. Up to £6,000 over three years See below for more information or visit our website
Development Trust Scholarships Cash bursaries funded through donations from alumni and friends of the University for students from areas of low HE participation within the UK. £9,000 over three years Website
Sports Scholarships To help talented student athletes succeed in both sporting and academic development. The level of support varies by sport and performance level. Applicants need to be competing to at least junior international level. Between £500 and £3,500 per year Website 
Email
01509 226108
 Music Tuition and Scholarship Subsidised music lessons for students who show musical ability. Scholarship offered to exceptional musicians. £55 for 20 lessons £500 scholarship Website
Care Leaver’s Bursary Additional cash bursary (£1,500) and tuition fee waiver (£3,000) for those students who are care leavers. £4,500 support per year Website

* Not available to students from Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

Placements

Work placements

We encourage and support students who wish to undertake a year-long work placement during their time at Loughborough. Placements can be arranged with the help of the Careers and Employability Centre and are usually taken after the second year. If a placement is eligible for a Diploma in Professional Studies, the degree will be converted to a four year 'sandwich' course. In previous years, PHIR students have undertaken placements for the CBI in Brussels, IBM and Google.

Department / School Key Information Sets

BA (Hons) DIntS / DPS 4 years full-time sandwich

UCAS code: VL1G

BA (Hons) 3 years full-time

UCAS code: VL12

Our students

Alexander D’alessandro

“We are always encouraged by our lecturers to approach matters from a critical perspective. They inspire us to immerse ourselves within our subjects and seek alternate answers to what conventional wisdom would dictate.”

Bernice Bruce-Vanderpuije

“The flexible nature of the course and being able to study other subject areas such as French and Sociology really appealed to me.”

Kailey Hazeldene

“In my second year I went on a trip to Brussels with the department, visiting the European Parliament, the Commission and talking to some very influential people. It was a brilliant opportunity.”

Gifty Opoku

“I did a placement year in finance. I gained a lot of invaluable experience and it was a fantastic opportunity that showed me how versatile my course is in the real world.”

Alexander D’alessandro

“We are always encouraged by our lecturers to approach matters from a critical perspective. They inspire us to immerse ourselves within our subjects and seek alternate answers to what conventional wisdom would dictate.”

Bernice Bruce-Vanderpuije

“The flexible nature of the course and being able to study other subject areas such as French and Sociology really appealed to me.”

Kailey Hazeldene

“In my second year I went on a trip to Brussels with the department, visiting the European Parliament, the Commission and talking to some very influential people. It was a brilliant opportunity.”

Gifty Opoku

“I did a placement year in finance. I gained a lot of invaluable experience and it was a fantastic opportunity that showed me how versatile my course is in the real world.”