Modern History and International Relations explores globalization, human rights, international and regional politics, peace and conflict, political economy, security studies and strategic studies. You will also cover history through subjects including women’s history and gender, memory of war and conflict, and British social history.
Studying this three-year degree course opens up a range of exciting career opportunities by helping you develop skills, which are highly valued by employers.
94% of our History graduates are employed or in further study within six months after graduating (Destinations of Leavers in Higher Education 2015).
WHY INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND MODERN HISTORY AT SWANSEA?
Based at our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, our Modern History and International Relations course at Swansea University is highly regarded by students and employers:
- History research is ranked in the Top 30 (Research Excellence Framework 2014) and has 93% Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey 2017)
- International Relations is ranked Top-10 for teaching experience (Times and Sunday Times 2018), Top-20 in the Guardian University Guide 2018 and Top-20 for career prospects (Guardian University Guide 2018)
- Choose a level 3 module The National Assembly for Wales Internship and work one morning a week for a semester at the National Assembly in Cardiff
- Guest speakers offer workshops and seminars
- Welsh Medium modules are available
You’ll be taught by History research and teaching experts who specialize in the medieval, early modern and modern history of the UK, Europe and the world
You have the option of a semester abroad in your second year. You can choose to go East and study in Hong Kong, China or Singapore or West and study in North America.
If you prefer to stay closer to home, and want to enhance your student experience and career prospects, The Swansea University Work Placement Programmes offer three work place programmes: Week of Work (WOW); Swansea paid Internship Programme (SPIN) and Santander Universities Funded Placements.
You can also link up with the Swansea Employability Academy (SEA). It provides a network connecting students with employers. You can attend talks and workshops as well as student led networking events.
YOUR INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND MODERN HISTORY EXPERIENCE
During your three-year Modern History and International Relations course you will have an academic mentor for any pastoral and academic support you may need, and The Society of Ancient Studies and History student society organises social and cultural events.
The degree structure is flexible, offering a wide-range of specialist modules, including international development, politics and democracy, which allow you to tailor your degree to suit your future career goals. You will be taught by innovative experts who have strong national and international links.
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND MODERN HISTORY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Students on this course typically develop excellent oral and writing skills and you will also learn to develop your ideas in a wide range of formats, along with strong research, analytical and problem-solving skills.
Our graduates are truly international and enter careers in a wide range of sectors including:
- Government and Politics
- Media and Public Relations
- Heritage and Museums
- Business and Management
- Law and Public Services