At Keele University, we’re different. Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, we have a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. We proudly rank 1st for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey for the last three years. This is because it’s more than green and lovely, it’s a place of research and academic excellence too. International Relations and History covers key historical understandings and patterns in order to explain the social and political organisation of the past, today and tomorrow. You will learn the skills of a historian as you deepen your understanding of past eras, continents and cultures from political, social and religious perspectives. You will also learn the skills of political analysis as you examine and explain the social, political, economic structures that have shaped the global arena and continue to impact on our daily lives. You will develop an understanding of the different approaches to both disciplines and the range of theories and methods used. International Relations and History encompasses a broad range of topics, from societies in the very distant past to contemporary migration, conflict, gender, security, and the EU, in order to understand how social and political organisation today comes from that of yesterday. Keele enjoys high rates of graduate employment, where in 2016, were recognised nationally as 1st for employability in the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey. The International Relations and History degree encourages you to develop as a pragmatic, analytical, and creative thinker – skills which are useful and highly valued in a large number of careers. Because of this, the careers record of Keele International Relations and History graduates is excellent. Some of the common destinations include political research, think-tanks, journalism, education, management, the civil service, local government and the voluntary sector, as well as in the preservation, archival and museum sectors. Many of our graduates go on to postgraduate study with many choosing to stay at Keele.