International Relations, Politics and History

International Relations, Politics and History at Loughborough University is a lively and supportive community in which you will be challenged to review and question not just your knowledge, but how you acquire knowledge.

4th for Graduate Prospects in Politics Complete University Guide 2021
Top 5 in the UK for Graduate Prospects in History Complete University Guide 2021
6th in the UK for Career after 15 months in History Guardian University Guide 2021
Top 10 in the UK for Student Satisfaction in Politics Complete University Guide 2021

International Relations, Politics and History at Loughborough

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. Our Politics and International Relations programmes help you to interpret the past, understand the present and determine your own future. We offer a selection of exciting degree courses which provide students with an up-to-the-minute grasp of emerging political developments on the world stage, confront some of the most fundamental political and historical questions which have shaped the modern world, and provide transferable skills that will help you secure a job after your degree.

Our History programmes explore the motivations of people in the past, and the causes and legacies of key events. They allow you to understand why political, economic, social and cultural change happens and illuminate the ways that historians disagree over these trends.

Links with industry

All our courses offer the opportunity to complete a year on placement in the UK or abroad, or study at a European or international partner university. Students from International Relations, Politics and History have a broad range of skills meaning that the placements they undertake are wide and varied.

In recent years our students have completed placements with BP, Volkswagen, Molson Coors, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Samsung Electronics, Bosch, Confederation of British Industry, PwC, National Grid, Renault, Department of Work and Pensions, Food Standards Agency, Bedfordshire Police, Instron and Sky.

 

International Relations, Politics and History students share their placement experiences