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History with Politics & International Relations BA (Hons)

Learn how people have lived, and how states have attempted to shape and influence those lives throughout history from the Roman Empire through to modern day America. Examine the practice and applications of history, and compare political institutions of different countries, analysing their legitimacy to dictate over their subjects.  

Courses

In each year of your undergraduate programme, you will study the equivalent of four, 30-credit, courses for your honours degree, plus three non-credit bearing courses for your NCH Diploma.

The courses that run in each academic year are subject to change in line with faculty availability and student demand so there is no guarantee every course will be delivered. For further information, please see here and speak to your admissions contact.

In your first year

World History

30 Credits

World History aims to give students a firm grounding in the deep history of humanity … Read More

16th Century England

30 Credits

This will be a social, political, religious and cultural history of sixteenth-century… Read More

One course from:

Medieval Europe, 1000 – 1300: Faith and Power

30 Credits

The middle ages were one of the most dynamic periods in European history. … Read More

From Roman Empire to Medieval Kingdoms, c. 300 – 900: The Transformation of Power

30 Credits

This course looks at the tumultuous transformation of Western Europe from then end of… Read More

Plus:

International Relations: Theory and Practice

30 Credits

This course covers several international mainstream and critical theories… Read More

The NCH Diploma

Critical Reasoning

0 Credits

Studied in Michaelmas term, introduces students to formal and informal logic… Read More

LAUNCH: Introductory Capabilities

0 Credits

LAUNCH provides students with an understanding of the world of work… Read More

In your second year

History, Heritage & Memory

30 Credits

This course introduces students to the history of historical writing… Read More

One course from:

The City in American Political Life 1776 – Present (NCHHI511)

30 Credits

This course examines the role played by cities in American political and social life … Read More

The Long Civil Rights Movement (NCHHI519)

30 Credits

This course examines civil rights activism in favour of racial equality...… Read More

One course from:

From the Enlightenment to the Cold War: Political Thought from Rousseau to Arendt

30 Credits

An introduction to ancient, early modern and modern thought… Read More

From the Ancient Greeks to Modern Pluralism: Political Thought from Aristotle to Berlin

30 Credits

An exploration of some of the key writers in the History of Political thought… Read More

Plus:

Old Powers, New Powers: Imperialism, Colonialism and the Modern State

30 Credits

This course examines the impact of empire on world history… Read More

The NCH Diploma

Science Literacy

0 Credits

Physics, Cosmology, Evolutionary Biology and Neuroscience literacy… Read More

LAUNCH: Applied Capabilities

0 Credits

Advanced Capabilities course runs over students’ final two years at the College… Read More

In your third year

History Dissertation

30 Credits

A culmination of the undergraduate history degree programme… Read More

Two courses selected from the following five options:

Heap of Shot or Pot of Treacle? Social History in Britain, 1870-1914

30 Credits

This course will examine the way in which British society was transformed … Read More

The Crusades and the Expansion of Europe, c. 1000- c. 1200

30 Credits

This course will investigate the history of the crusades… Read More

Cross-Cultural Encounters in the Early Modern World (NCHHI673)

30 Credits

Cross-Cultural Encounters explores the 16th and 17th Century period of discovery.… Read More

The City in American Political Life 1776 – Present (NCHHI674)

30 Credits

This third-year special subject analyses the role played by cities in America...… Read More

Or:

The Long Civil Rights Movement (NCHHI675)

30 Credits

A focus on civil rights activism in favour of racial equality in the modern period.… Read More

Plus:

International Organisations: Global and Local

30 Credits

Has global governance backfired?… Read More

The NCH Diploma

Applied Ethics

0 Credits

A series of lectures on major ethical challenges and alternative responses… Read More

LAUNCH: Applied Capabilities

0 Credits

Advanced Capabilities course runs over students’ final two years at the College… Read More

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