As an international relations scholar you will use theory to explain and understand what’s happening in the world today. As a historian on the other hand, you will look to the past for explanations. This course seeks to make the most of both disciplines to provide you with the fullest understanding of global politics. This degree is ideal if you are considering a career in international policy or journalism, at an NGO or in law, or planning to go on to postgraduate study or research. Whatever your goals, a degree in International Relations and Modern History will set you on the path to achieving them. You’ll graduate ready for a career in politics, media, the civil service or local government, or to enter the legal profession, business or research – the list goes on. As a student of these two important disciplines, you’ll gain a broad range of skills to take with you on your future path. Through historical inquiry, you’ll learn to examine complex documents and communicate clearly and precisely. And through group debate, listening and feedback, you’ll hone your ability to develop a balanced argument, present your opinions confidently and work as part of a team. This degree is taught across two UEA Schools known for their high-quality teaching and research. Our research contributes to debates in public policy and cultural politics on some of the most pressing issues of the contemporary world. Following a grounding in the core elements of international relations and modern history, you’ll begin to tailor the course to your interests. We offer an exciting range of options, on topics such as global politics; the age of extremes; the history of US foreign relations; the crusades; and the first world war. In your final year you’ll develop your skills in individual research and project work, and select your choice of advanced units. This includes a series of year-long modules, which have included topics such as Stalin and Stalinism; the Third Reich; and Appeasement and War. There’s also the possibility of a short internship in Europe. You’ll have the option to study abroad in your second year, broadening your personal and academic experience and making you stand out from others when it comes to employment. You can also take advantage of opportunities to go on study trips, do voluntary work or take internships. Our extensive programme of guest speakers will supplement your core teaching and give you the chance to make useful contacts. Recent speakers include Baroness Shirley Williams, Vince Cable, Professor Anthony Giddens and Sir Stephen Wall.