International Politics with History is the perfect combination for those seeking to understand the evolution of political, social and economic world we live in today. It blends the expertise and courses of two departments allowing for a range of module choices and areas and study. The scheme allows students to reflect on key questions such as how did the international political structures that govern us evolve and why did they take the form they did? How relations between states, between societies, and between peoples changed and what are been the central factors shaping those developments? Students will also learn about how politics and history has and is studied and the evolution of key ideas and concepts in politics, history, international relations and historiography. Choosing to study for a degree in International Politics and History at Aberystwyth University you will be a part of an energetic and lively community in one of the best departments of its kind in the UK. Aberystwyth University was the first to establish a department of International Politics. We have been teaching and inspiring in this subject since 1919. The department is ranked in the* top 40 in the world for academic reputation* (QS, 2017). The University is ranked* top 5 in the UK and 1st in Wales *for student satisfaction (NSS, 2017). You will be taught by lectures who are enthusiastic, committed in providing you with an outstanding and dynamic learning environment. Employability is embedded across our teaching. We teach our students to aim for the career they want, not the job that they can get. The Department operates a prestigious Parliamentary Placement Scheme, enabling you to gain valuable experience working alongside an MP (House of Commons, Westminster) or an AM (Welsh Assembly, Cardiff) for a period of 4-6 weeks during the summer. During this time you will write reports and speeches, undertake research projects, and respond to constituency issues. There may be further opportunities for you to get involved in elections and various international issues. The Department is also home to Interstate, the oldest student-run international politics journal in the United Kingdom, providing a unique opportunity for you to publish your work (particularly advantageous if you wish to progress to postgraduate study) or gain valuable experience working as part of the editorial team.Stimulating student societies foster a strong sense of community within the department, offering a programme of political debates, visiting speakers, conferences and workshops, alongside numerous social activities such as an annual ball. Graduates from our department have pursued careers in: + The Civil Service; + Security Service; + Government Research department; + Public Affairs; Education; + Social Research.