Our courses

We are a multi-disciplinary study area in which you will be challenged to review and question not just your knowledge, but how you acquire knowledge.

Why choose Loughborough?

There are so many great reasons to choose us, but here are just a few reasons why Loughborough is an excellent place to study International Relations, Politics or History:

Placements and international opportunities

All our students have the chance to undertake a professional work placement during their degree, in organisations from across the public and private sectors. Recent placement destinations include: BP, Volkswagen, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Samsung Electronics, Confederation of British Industry, PwC, Department of Work and Pensions, Food Standards Agency and Sky. Students also have an opportunity to spend a year (or semester) abroad by securing paid work teaching English to school children or studying at a partner university.

Teachning and learning excellence

Academics in this division play an active role in helping shape the academic and practical world with their research and expertise. This includes engagement in policy on militarisation, immigration, populism to work with the Department for Education and the Institute for Education.

In addition to the more traditional forms of assessment, our students can expect to be set a wide variety of assessment types that could include designing and delivering a poster presentation, the use of film, writing a political blog or speech to role play simulation exercises.

Language opportunities

The Language Centre which is based in the School, provides a range of language modules in French, German, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese from beginners’ level upwards. Students may take these modules as part of their degree, enter the programme at their level of competence and working upwards one semester at a time.