601–800 th
World University Rankings 2020
151–200 th
Young University Rankings 2019
126-150 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
All Saints Building, All Saints, Manchester, M15 6BH, United Kingdom

History/International Relations - Manchester Metropolitan University

Pair these two subjects and you can explore the social and political landscape of human history with an understanding of power relations between individuals, social groups and nations on the international stage. History: From ancient civilisations and great empires, to terrible battles and the roots of our modern society, history is a vast landscape to explore and understand. The past is part of our every day lives, shaping our world profoundly. Study history and you won’t just learn about what happened in the past. You’ll develop a better understanding of the how and why of the events that make us who we are. In other words – you won’t just discover the story, you’ll investigate and interpret its sources, impacts and meanings. This degree programme offers a roadmap for exploring the social and political landscape of human history. You’ll look at a huge variety of times and places – immersing yourself in wars and famine and poverty, charting technological leaps and social progress, and unearthing conspiracies, catastrophes and revolutions. And that’s just in your first year. Researchers work to search for new discoveries, fresh perspectives and unknown aspects of our history. With this degree we’ll give you the skills to do the same. International Relations: Understanding the power-play of international relations is the key to unlocking the secrets of success on the global stage. As its name suggests, International Relations is to do with the way decisions are taken in the international arena – by nation states and institutions like the World Trade Organisation and the World Bank, Greenpeace and the World Social Forum. It’s about how these parties interact on the international stage and, crucially, the power relations among them. Supported by knowledgeable and passionate staff, you’ll start by looking at the core theories of international relations and their underlying methods. You’ll get a broad grounding in contemporary government and world politics, including the changing nature of the modern state system. Flexibility is key to our approach, so as you progress you’ll have the chance to explore such varied topics as Britain and world politics since 1918 and politics of the arts – with something to suit all interests and career aims. You can also combine International Relations with another subject and broaden your outlook still further. Many of our students opt to take a foreign language, which includes a year abroad, boosting both your language skills and your employability in the international relations arena.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,ManchesterUnited Kingdom