Compare the political institutions of different countries, analysing where they derive their legitimacy and how they interact with other organisations and learn how to draw on complex and often contradictory sources to create a picture of lives once lived, from the Roman Empire to the present.
Politics & International Relations with History BSc (Hons)
BSc (Hons) Politics & International Relations with History
100% (National Student Survey 2019)
21st September 2020 (see term dates)
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The Politics & International Relations with History BSc (Hons) will provide a full understanding of how states work and have developed over time. You’ll compare the political institutions of different countries, analysing where they derive their legitimacy and how they interact with other organisations. You’ll take a course in political theory and learn how to draw on complex and often contradictory sources to create a picture of lives once lived, from the Roman Empire to the present.
Where can this degree take you?
Your degree and Diploma from NCH can take you anywhere. Career paths of a few recent graduates of the Politics & International Relations major at NCH London include: Read more
Soila (2016) completed her MA Investigative Journalist at City University, and has since pursued a career as a freelance journalist, and is currently a Researcher with the BBC.
Sarah (2017) graduated with a job as a Conference Producer at Arena International Events Group. Having been promoted to Senior Conference Producer, she moved to Financial Times where she is currently Event Content Producer.
Alexander (2017) is currently studying for his MSc Public Policy at UCL. Delia (2017) had summer internships at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Hogan Lovells and Amadeus, subsequently landing a role as a Paralegal at TI Media. She is currently a Paralegal at Time Inc. Omara (2017) graduated with a role as Publishing Trainee at Harper Collins, where she is now Editorial Assistant.
Megan (2018) is currently studying for her Masters degree and King’s College London.
Aaryaman (BA (Hons) Philosophy, Politics & Economics with a major in Politics, 2019) graduated with a job as Geo-Political Risk Analyst at MAX-Security Solutions. Lukas (BSc (Hons) Politics & International Relations with History, 2019) is currently studying for the MSc International Relations at the LSE.
Teaching & learning
You will typically experience an average of 9.5 or more hours of high-quality contact time in each teaching week, in considerably smaller groups than are the norm for UK institutions at the undergraduate level, if you choose to study Politics & International Relations as your major subject. The exact number of contact hours will depend on your choice of minor subject and any optional courses. Read more
Your contact hours will include a mixture of teaching methods best suited to the subject matter and to achieve the learning outcomes for each individual course. Teaching formats include one-to-one tutorials, group tutorials, seminars, and lectures of between 10 and 60 students for your degree courses.
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Students who accept an offer to study at NCH London starting in 2020 and 2021 can choose to experience two weeks in the summer before enrolment, in the vibrant, global community of Northeastern University in Boston, USA, on an all-inclusive, residential, Accelerate: Pre-College Programme worth £4,500 – FOR FREE. You only pay for your flights, transfers and travel insurance. Read more
This is just one of the exciting, international, academic and employability opportunities the College is developing for students joining the College in September 2020 and 2021.
Timetables are usually made available to students during Freshers’ Week. Teaching can be scheduled to take place during any day of the week. However, when possible, Wednesday afternoons are usually reserved for sports and cultural activities.
New College of the Humanities’ degrees have been designed and created by the College’s world-class professors and faculty. The courses reflect their areas of expertise and research interests, meaning that they are strongly engaged with the material that they will teach you, and there may be opportunities for students to participate in active research. Read more
New College of the Humanities has undergone a review for educational oversight by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). NCH is subject to educational oversight by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) under the UK Visas and Immigration’s Tier 4 sponsorship requirements. See QAA for more information.
The New College of the Humanities undergraduate degree programmes have been validated by Solent University as being of an appropriate standard and quality and will lead to the Solent University award of the BSc (Hons).
To reflect the greater richness of your studies and the additional Core Courses and professional development programme that you study at the College, you will be awarded the NCH Diploma in addition to your degree. The diploma sets you apart from other graduates by marking the greater breadth of your education at the College. The NCH Diploma is a non-credit bearing award.
Related degree programmes
The following degree programmes feature this major