This course focuses on the contemporary international political system and the social and historical developments that have shaped it. Read more at the University of Portsmouth website. WHY STUDY THIS COURSE? You will study with research-active lecturers in both disciplines, using innovative teaching methods, simulations and pop-up seminars. You will have opportunities to publish your work in our student journal, or to study or work abroad. In the 2016 NSS, 100% of International Relations and History students were satisfied with the course overall. MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE Your studies can be tailored to your needs, with a wide range of options to choose from. You can use subscriptions to a range of primary and secondary historical sources. Career-enhancing skills are built into the degree programme, and you can undertake a work placement as part of your study. WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? This course is for students interested in understanding current international politics and the past that led here. SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE GAINED The course includes opportunities for work placements, and through your studies you will develop various skills such as team working, time and project management, analysis and presentational skills. You will also have the opportunity to work or study abroad. AFTER THE COURSE You will be prepared for a range of graduate careers, in government, academia and research, nongovernmental organisations, policy research, media or international business. You will also be well placed for postgraduate study.